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Discover County Durham: Must-visit Attractions to Explore While You're Here for Kynren

Published : 09 Jul, 2024

If you’re planning to attend Kynren this summer, you’re in for an unforgettable experience. But why stop there? County Durham is brimming with fascinating attractions that make the perfect addition to your visit. From historic sites to immersive experiences, here are some must-visit spots to explore while you’re here for Kynren!

1. The Auckland Project

The Auckland Project is a unique collection of heritage attractions, gardens, galleries and parkland in the historic town of Bishop Auckland, County Durham. At the heart of the town is Auckland Palace, one of the best-preserved bishop’s palaces in Europe, once home to the powerful Prince Bishops of Durham. Other highlights include Auckland Tower, the Mining Gallery, Spanish Gallery, Faith Museum, Auckland Gardens and the Deer Park. 

Kynren visitors can receive 10% off entry to The Auckland Project’s attractions. Simply show your Kynren ticket to a member of The Auckland project’s team to receive a discount on your visit. Terms & Conditions apply.

2. Locomotion Museum

At Locomotion you can see highlights of the national collection of railway vehicles in the world’s first railway town. The town of Shildon has had an exciting story to tell since the earliest days of the rail industry, making it the perfect place to explore the rich seam of local railway history and discover how the railways have changed all our lives.

3. Raby Castle

Raby Castle is one of the most impressive intact castles in England. Set within the castle grounds you will find acres of unexpected elegance, complete with heritage buildings, remodelled gardens, stylish shopping, fascinating history and local food that’s as fresh as it gets. 

4. Beamish Open-Air Museum

Beamish is a world-famous open-air museum which brings the history of North East England to life at its 1820s Pockerley, 1900s Town, 1900s Pit Village, 1940s Farm and 1950s Town. Visitors to the museum meet costumed folk and discover fascinating stories of everyday life in the region through time.

5. The Bowes Museum

Walk through the doors of this French-style museum to find an outstanding collection of art, fashion and design. This summer at The Bowes Museum enjoy the exhibition Kith and Kinship: Norman Cornish and L.S. Lowry, then relax with refreshments in the award-winning Café Bowes and a stroll in the gardens and parkland.

Posted on Jul 09, 2024

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