A partial list of local favourites; these are all within a short ride from West Hury, for directions please see the map at the bottom of this page.

^ The recently completed "Tornado" steam engine before its final coat of paint.

< The Bowes Museum is a hidden treasure, a jewel in the heart of beautiful Teesdale. Set in Barnard Castle it is just a few miles from West Hury.

Castles, stately homes, sites of historical interest
For kids
  • Hill Hall Farm - an award winning visitor centre based on a working farm. Located near Lanchester about 30 minutes drive from the cottages. The farm has a wide range of domestic pets as well as the usual farm animals. Visitors can feed & hold many of these animals. There are Donkey & trailer rides too. There is a large indoor activity centre which caters for tots to teenagers.
  • Teesdale sports centre - activities for all age groups, from "Jungle Gym" soft play area for the little ones, children's and adult swimming pools, climbing wall, multi sports area for ball and racquet sports, skate park, fitness equipment.
  • The Hub in Barnard Castle - sponsored by Teesdale Community Resources, it has many activities, both indoor and out, mostly with instruction. It lies on the outskirts of Barnard Castle, so is easily reached.