The Best Parks & Gardens


Sunderland Winter Gardens & Mowbray Park 

Art gallery, collection of ancient artefacts and gardens featuring 1500 different plants


Wynyard Woodland Park (Stockton)

Wynyard Woodland Park



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)

Entrance to Riverside Park



Park and sports area for athletics, football, rugby and tennis, home to Durham County Cricket.