Eggleston Hall Gardens
Four acres of garden full of surprises with winding paths, borders, organic vegetables and fell views - a truly magical place.
Visit the Garden website
What makes it special
- Beautiful walled gardens
Daily 10:00 to 17:00
Admission Charges for Gardens and Garden Trail
Adults - 19 to 99 - £2.50
18 and under - free
Other things to do nearby
The highest waterfall in the area, the gill falls a spectacular 50ft into a pool in the wooded valley below.
This fortress has stunning views over the Tees Gorge. Don't miss the sensory garden of scented plants and tactile objects. Visit the English Heritage website
The greatest collections of European Fine and Decorative Arts in the North of England - a great day out for all of the family. Visit the Museum website
A fantastic base for walks, the centre provides information and displays on the landscape, wildlife and people of Upper Teesdale. Within walking distance of both High Force Waterfall and
Howns Gill Quarry is the close by on the southern side of Consett, and offers a large sandstone quarry, 25 metres in places. A bit further south is Stanhope Dene Millstalk (sandstone)
There's fantastic road cycling around Dufton with lots of quiet roads making it suitable for all cycling abilities.
We're just off the Coast to Coast cycle Route.
The hostel is close to the Coast to Coast cycling route. Local roads offer great cycling for all abilities for anyone who wants to enjoy stunning views over the North Pennines landscape. see
Discover this Norman castle’s fascinating past before taking a peaceful stroll round the secluded Cockpit Garden.
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.
Hire a bike at Hamsterley Forest, about 20 miles away, and explore the graded trails including serious levels of descent and lovely family routes through the tranquil woods.
Kingsway Adventure Centre, six miles away, offers guided tuition in a range of outdoor activities. YHA Langdon Beck is right by the River Tees, with a variety of paddling from beginner sites to
The Derwent Valley, one of the Durham Dales, is sometimes overlooked. Visit the man-made lake - lovely for sailing and fishing. Visit the Northumbrian Water web page
Killhope, The North of England Lead Mining Museum, is a fully restored nineteenth century lead mine, where you can experience for yourself the life and work of the lead mining families of the Pen
See the mineral mining past of the North Pennines, with underground tours and interactive waterpower demonstrations. See samples in the nearby museum and tea-room. Visit the Mine website for
Follow the 7.7 mile Edmundbyers Lead Mining Trail through the Burnhope Valley. Explore the moorland and delightful river valleys of County Durham.