Outside Amenities

WHERE CAN WE GO? Rain or shine we are sure you will find this a good selection. Walks, cinemas, stage productions, travel etc. There is quite a number at the present time, and the list will be added to as the site moves along. While we make every effort to ensure our listings are both accurate and up-to-date, always check with the venue before travelling to make sure.
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ANWICK GARDEN Travelling along the A1 leave the A1 North of the town. Follow clear signposted route
AYSGARTH FALLS Visit this web site and you are in the Yorkshire dales
BAMBURGH CASTLE Refer web site
BARNARD CASTLE Refer to web site
BEAMISH – A Living Museum Situated along A1M come off at Junction 63. Take A693 towards Stanley for 4 miles
BECK ISLE MUSEUM Pickering A170 Scarborough Road to Pickering. Museum at bottom of Market Place over bridge
BELSAY HALL Belsay, Northumberland In Belsay, 14 miles NW of Newcastle on A696
BIG SHEEP & LITTLE COW FARM See web site for more details
BLACK SHEEP BREWERY CENTRE Located in Masham, North Yorkshire on the to Beadle Road A6108
BLUE REEF AQUARIUM (Tynemouth) A19 taking A1058 (Coast Road) to Tynemouth. Follow signage to aquarium
BOWES MUSEUM One of the best 19th Century Grade 1 Listed Buildings. A fabulous day out
BRONTE PARSONAGE MUSEUM A1 South to A59 take signposts to Keighley picking up A 6033 follow signposting.
CASTLE HOWARD A19 – A170 – B1257 – A64 Follow brown and white tourist signs
CENTRE FOR LIFE Times Square, Scotswood Road, Sunderland.
CHERRYBURN Birthplace of Thomas Berwick.
CRAGSIDE 13 miles (21km) SW of Alnwick and 15 miles (24km) NW of Morpeth; 1 mile (1.5km) N of Rothbury on B6341.
DARLINGTON Signposted from A1 and A66.
DUNCOMBE PARK Helmsley A1170 Scarborough – Thirsk Road
DARLINGTON RAILWAY CENTRE Check web site for directions
DERE STREET TRAIL Refer to web site start either end of the considerable walk. (we here at RPP think we will put our feet up for this one)
DURHAM A1 North to the City of Durham – Durham Cathedral in the Land of the Prince Bishops
DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY MUSEUM Follow web site instructions
EDEN CAMP A64 Scarborough York Road. Come off at junction with A169
FARNE ISLANDS Goto web Site for tide information etc.
FLAMINGO LAND From the A64, Flamingo Land is situated off the A169 Malton to Pickering road.
FOUNTAINS ABBEY Refer to web site
GALA THEATRE Durham Gala Theatre, Durham. A1 North.
GATESHEAD MILLENNIUM A1 North leaving A184 signposted Gateshead town centre
GIBSIDE Refer to web site
GLASS CENTER (National) SUNDERLAND Situated on the banks of the River Wear, Sunderland


Refer web site
HALL HILL FARM From A1 South take A167 then A691 onto B6296 or alternatively check website.
HERRIOT JAMES The World Of Refer web sites http://www.herriotsyorkshire.org/  http://www.herriotdaysout.com/  http://www.herriotcountry.com/
HARPLEY – Prisoner of War Camp Refer web site
HARROGATE Plenty of places to stay  for the Yorkshire Dales, and a superb town to wander around.
HAWES A fabulous village to feel the warmth of the Yorkshire Dales and home of the Wensleydale Cheese Factory. Market Day Tuesday a must.


Alongside B6277, 4.5miles NW of Middleton-in-Teesdale.
A170 between Sinnington and Kirbymoorside take unclassified road to Hutton-le-Hole Post.  (Code      YO62 6UA) Beautiful Village in North Yorkshire Moors National Park
KIELDER WATER & FORREST PARK Check web site for directions.
KILLHOPE LEAD MINING MUSEUM A689 between Stanhope and Alston.
KIPLIN HALL Off the A1 take the B6271
LADY’S WELL Check web site for details (Free)
LEYBURN A very good central location to explore the Yorkshire dales and the village itself
LIGHTWATER VALLEY A1 to the A61 towards Ripon then take A6108 follow signposts
LINDISFARNE CASTLE – HOLY ISLAND Refer to web site this journey consists of travel across a tidal causeway
LOW BARNS NATURE RESERVE East of Witton-le-Wear btn A689 and A68
METRO CENTRE GATESHEAD Shop until you drop in the biggest Shopping Centre in Europe
MOTHER SHIPTON CAVE A1 South take A59 to Knaresborough
NATIONAL GARDENS SCHEME Refer web site for directions and information
NATIONAL RAILWAY MUSEUM – SHILDON Refer web site for directions and information
NORTH OF ENGLAND LEAD MINING MUSEUM A689 between Stanhope and Alston.
ORMESBY HALL Refer web site

Otterburn Mill is situated near the junction of the A68 (Corbridge – Jedburgh) and the A696 (Newcastle – Jedburgh).

RABY CASTLE Staindrop, Darlington, County Durham. The home of Lord Barnard
RIPON Ripon is a beautiful market town that was founded over 1300 years ago.
ROBIN HOOD’S BAY Web site type in Robin Hood’s Bay. Route Coast Road – A171 Whitby to Scarborough
ROYAL QUAYS (Outlet Centre) A19 North, using Tyne Tunnel, take A187 towards Whitley Bay, follow sign Posts
RYEDALE FOLK MUSEUM Scarborough to Thirsk A170 Road follow signposting
SAGE The The Sage Theatre, Gateshead.
SHIRE HORSE FARM Staintondale Signposted off the A171 Scarborough and Whitby
SOUTER LIGHTHOUSE Refer to web site
SUNDERLAND EMPIRE A19 North from Redcar
TANFIELD RAILWAY Refer to directions on web site.
TRAIN TRAIL Goto web site for 8 locations to visit
THE FOBIDDEN CORNER A1 Scotch Corner, Richmond to Leyburn A6108 onto Middleham. Take Coverdale Road.
THORPE PERROW 4 miles from the A1 Bedale to Ripon Road
VINDOLANDA Hadrian’s Wall at its best. See website.
WALLINGTON HALL Refer to web site
WASHINGTON OLD HALL Refer to web site
WASHINGTON WETLAND CENTRE A! North to junction of A1231. Signposted from thereon. Well known Wetland Centre with amounts of fun and wildlife activities
WEARDALE RAILWAY Refer to web site for directions
WEARDALE OFF ROAD From Durham (A1) take A689 through Wolsingham. Watch out for location signs. Quad Biking – Off Road Driving – Clay Pidgeon Shooting – Archery
WET ‘N’ WILD A19 Tyne Tunnel. On going through tunnel take signposts Royal Quays Shopping Centre. Wet ‘n’ Wild opposite
WHITBY A fabulous North Yorkshire Seaside fishing town, with shops, harbour, beach, priory, and that old worldly feeling of days gone by.
YORK A174 from Redcar, onto A19 and follow the road.
YORKSHIRE AIR MUSEUM A1079 York/Hull Road take the B1228
YORKSHIRE LAVENDER A64 to York, past Malton turn off towards Welburn/Castle Howard, then follow Brown Tourist Signs to Yorkshire Lavender. (see web site for route if travelling from Redcar area)
YORKSHIRE The Northern Dales Arkengathdale, Swaledale & Lower Teesdale, Wensleydale, Coverdale & Bishopdale
YORKSHIRE The Southern Dales Wharfedale, Malhamdale & Airedale, Three Peaks & Ribblesdale
YORKSHIRE The Eastern Dales Nidderdale, Lower Wensleydale & Uredale
YORKSHIRE The Western Dales Dentdale, The Howgills, Garsdale, The Lune Valley & Mallerstang
YORKSHIRE WINES On the B6265 Harrogate to Pateley Bridge Road. Follow signs to riverside car park

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dean June 27, 2009 Uncategorized