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Situated on the bank of the River Tees in the village of Piercebridge near Darlington, The George sits on the edge of Yorkshire and Durham and offers fantastic access to both the A1(m) and the A66.

With the East Coast mainline train service stopping close by Darlington and air services travelling daily from Durham Tees Valley, The George is ideally situated for the business and leisure user alike.

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North Yorkshire and Dales Attractions

Keld Heritage Centre

The Keld Countryside and Heritage Centre tells the story of our village including hill farming, local people, lead


mining, vernacular architecture, wildlife conservation and the history of the chapel buildings.  Positioned in the village centre, close to the Coast to Coast and Pennine Way national trails, the Centre occupies the former horse stables and coach room in the Grade II listed Literary Institute Building which have been sensitively restored for this purpose.  It is the base for our programme of activities and events which include craft demonstrations, guided walks and farm visit

Dales Bike Centre

The Centre of Trails and Hub of Road Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales

Situated in the beautiful Swaledale valley in the Yorkshire Dales National Park perfectly located to access the extensive of network of mountain biking trails and en route of great road cycling.




The Station, Richmond

The Station is a stunning riverside Victorian railway building; brought back to

life as an art gallery and exhibition space, café, community venue for groups, meetings and classes, and home to a variety of independent businesses.





Bolton Castle

Bolton Castle is one of the country’s best preserved medieval castles;

originally built as one of the finest and most luxurious homes in the land, the castle bears the scars of over 600 years of fascinating history.




Dales Countryside Museum

Dales Countryside Museum tells the fascinating story of the Yorkshire Dales and the people who have lived and worked

here and shaped the landscape for thousands of years. With loads of fun and interesting things for visitors of all ages to see and do, the Museum offers the chance to discover what is so unique about the Yorkshire Dales and make your visit to the area really special.



Lightwater Valley

  • Thrill seekers will love the sky high thrill rides! Soar through the air on the Eagles Claw, hurtle through the deep, dark forest aboard The Ultimate(Europe’s longest roller coaster) and venture into the underground world of Raptor Attack then come see the park from a whole different viewpoint aboard the Black Pearlor hop on Apollo and take a spinning ride far above the tree tops.
  • There are plenty of rides for the junior thrill seekers too, including Splash Falls with sharp turns and sudden drops, wet’n’wild fun on the Wild River Rapids, and swashbuckling adventures aboard our speedy Skull Rockand the tummy-tickling Flying Cutlass. Plus jump around on our huge Jumpin’ Jacks! bouncy pillow.



County Durham Attractions



Beamish Museum – Beamish is a world famous open air museum, telling the story of life in North East England during the

1820s, 1900s and 1940s.




Escomb Saxon Church

The Grade 1 listed Escomb Saxon Church is the oldest complete Saxon church

in the UK. Escomb church is on the national register of the Small Pilgrim Places Network. These places are small, spiritual oases, offering an atmosphere that encourages stillness, prayer and reflection for people of all faiths or none.



Low Barns Nature Reserve

The reserve is now a Site of Special Scientific Interest and has become

important for wildlife due to the wide range of habitats including wet woodland, grassland, open water and river side, which are home to many different types of birds, mammals, plants and insects.

The reserve is great place to visit and has flat terrain and a network of surfaced pathways linking the bird hides allowing easy access for all visitors. The visitor centre on the site offers a coffee shop, web cam viewing of the bird feeders, wildlife photography displays, and local crafts. A great place to visit at any time of year.

The George Hotel is a wonderful, traditional coaching inn where you can base yourself on the border of Yorkshire and Durham to visit some of the country's most attractive countryside and a wealth of historic castles and gardens, including:

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