Eating & Drinking
For an extra special treat why not get local cook Rachel Markham to make you a Tudor meal at Scargill? To find out more about Tudor Dining use the tabs above.
Places to see and things to do
The Head of Steam Museum celebrates Darlington's role in the growth of the railways. It was here that the passenger train network was first conceived in 1825 and the world never looked back.
Further afield there is the Beamish Outdoor Museum, the tiny Fulling Mill Museum in Durham (visit the castle and cathedral World Heritage Site at the same time) and a wide range of museums and galleries in Newcastle (and another castle!).
Rokeby is just on the other side of the A66 and is the home to a nationally important collection of tapestries and was the location of Sir Walter Scott's poem of the same name. It is still a private house, but is open during the summer months for guided tours. Within the Rokeby Estate but now under the Guardianship of English Heritage is the medieval Egglestone Abbey set amidst spectacular countryside and free for all to visit.
If staying in a castle is not enough, why not visit Barnard Castle's castle which is under the care of English Heritage (free to members) or Bowes Castle, also under the care of English Heritage, but free to all. Raby Castle is the picturesque home of Lord Barnard. It opens its doors through the summer and at more eccentric times the rest of the year and has a cafe and gift shop. At Christmas it has a Christmas shop and Santa's grotto. The gardens are beautiful and the wider parkland has deer roaming - see if you can spot the albino ones! All within a few miles of Scargill.
Horse riding takes place at East Layton just along the A66. Barnard Castle has a sports centre and swimming pool or if you are feeling particularly brave there is an open air pool at Stanhope in Weardale.
A two screen cinema is located in Richmond's Old Station buildings where there is also a restaurant and cafe, and local produce shops selling beer, cheese and ice cream as well as an art gallery displaying local works of art for sale. You can take your drink in with you to the two cinemas. Large cinemas are also located in Darlington and Stockton (Teesside Park).
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