This fortress has stunning views over the Tees Gorge. Don't miss the sensory garden of scented plants and tactile objects.
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What makes it special
- Sensory garden
- Stunning views
Summer - daily 10:00 to 18:00
October to start November - daily 10:00 to 17:00
4th November to March - Sat & Sun 10:00 to 16:00
Members - Free
Adult - £5.90 (with GiftAid £6.50)
Child (5-17 years) - £3.50 (with GiftAid £3.90)
Concession - £5.30 (with GiftAid £5.90)
Family (2 adults, up to 3 children) - £15.30 (with GiftAid £16.90)
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High Force waterfall suddenly and spectacularly drops 70ft into a plunge pool, making it England's highest uninterrupted drop of water. Park at the nearby car park, also on a bus route, and walk
The Pennine Way in on the hostel's doorstep, with two of the best stretches of the route in the area up to High Cup Nick.
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