The Best Parks & Gardens
Art gallery, collection of ancient artefacts and gardens featuring 1500 different plants
Wynyard Woodland Park (Stockton)
Miles of flat footpaths, numerous circular walks and a fantastic landmark play area.
Gibside Hall (Rowlands Gill)
Scenic 18th-century National Trust house and chapel with landscaped gardens, riverside nature trail and tearoom
Wallington (NR Morpeth)
Magnificent house with a beautiful walled garden hidden in the woods.
Fountains Abbey (Ripon)
The riverside remains of a medieval abbey form the focal point of an 18th-century landscaped garden
Riverside Park (Chester-Le-Street)
Park and sports area for athletics, football, rugby and tennis, home to Durham County Cricket.