Edge Knoll Farm is surrounded by a multitude of options when it comes to Salmon and Trout fishing in the regions. Some are on our doorstep with our cottages providing an excellent hub to sample both a local and regional day’s angling.
Binchester Roman Fort Is just north of Bishop Auckland and about 8 km from your cottage and has the remains of the Commander’s house and bathing suite as well as one of the best preserved hypocausts in Britain. With activities and learning experiences for younger archaeologists. It has been described as the Pompei of Britain.
Two thousand years of history, myth and legend rush by in 90 minutes as we join young Arthur on his epic quest. Rebellions, wars, magic, majesty, celebration and heartache are vividly brought to ground-shaking life in a dazzling outdoor-theatre spectacular. Be sure to check dates on the Kynren Website.
Escape the hustle and bustle of the everyday at County Durham’s largest forest. From wildlife watching to stargazing, and adventure play for all the family to exhilarating mountain biking, there is something to keep everyone busy.
Weardale Adventure Centre offers fun and learning in an area of outstanding natural beauty in County Durham. The centre caters for adults, schools and groups and our experienced and qualified team ensure guests create memories that last for a lifetime, in a safe and friendly environment.
Proudly run by landlady Sue Kerry with her partner Robert and their team, The Cross Keys offer’s fresh homecooked pub food to order, along with a selection of real ales, draught beers, wines and spirits.
A break for the under twelves just about four miles from your cottage. Hall hill Farm is the ideal place to take the kids and wear them out while you sit and watch the energy being used up, enjoy a snack and enjoy the sun.
Is about 4 km to the east downstream from Edge Knoll Farm and McNeil ponds are about .5 km to the north east. Swans, geese and cormorants patrol between the two virtually all day long in season. Bird watching tours which can include the Low Barns Reserve are organised by Wild North Discovery.
The Royal navy Museum at Hartlepool is based at the docks. the sailing ship Tricomalee a British warship from Napoleonic times is well worth a visit for those pirates among us. With educational exhibitions, live re-enactments, cannon firing, swashbuckling (whatever that means) cafe, gift shop and much much more.