Frosterley is a small ancient village set in a conservation area, designated
an "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty".
History of Frosterley
Ideally situated on the banks of the river Wear, the village is surrounded
by beautiful open countryside with glorious scenery. There are two village pubs, both serving food with evening
entertainment, and a passenger
steam railway stops at Frosterley station on its run between Wolsingham
- Stanhope - The 'capital' of Weardale, visit Durham Dales Centre,
Stanhope Castle, tearooms, open air swimming pool, shopping, pubs serving
- Wolsingham - tearooms, antique shop, pubs serving meals, local
park. Wolsingham Show in September.
Weardale Railway - opened in 2004 a steam railway running 5
miles between Wolsingham and Stanhope and soon to have a direct line to London.
- Weardale Way.
- Hamsterley Forest
- Ireshopeburn - The
Weardale Museum and High House Chapel, the World's oldest Methodist
chapel still in continuous weekly use. Wesley preached here and the
adjoining small folk museum includes a Wesley room, local history and
The Gateway To Teesdale • Wolsingham Show • Stanhope Show • Ski in Weardale • Beamish Wild • Weardale Way • Durham County Cricket Club
City - Historic Durham City, with its stunning castle and cathedral
- a World Heritage Site, founded in 1093. The small and beautiful university
city of Durham is undoubtedly the jewel in County Durham's crown.
- The Durham
Dales - Some of England's highest and wildest scenery, part
of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
- The Bowes
Museum - magnificent French style chateau set in 23 acres of
- The North of England Lead Mining Museum, with visitor centre, shop
Open Air Museum - North of England Open Air Museum, living museum
of the year 2004 and best UK attraction 2004, nationally recognised
as one of the Country's to visitor attractions, vividly recreating Northern
Life in years gone by.
- Beamish Wild
Railway - World's oldest existing railway, originally opened
in 1725, 3 mile steam railway which travels over Causing Arch the World's
oldest surviving railway bridge.
- Raby Castle
Park and Gardens - near Staindrop, one of England's finest mediaeval
National Railway Museum - at Shildon, new attraction opened
2004, the first ever "out of station" for the National Railway Museum,
houses up to 60 vehicles from the national collection.
Wall is within easy reach.
A little further afield and well worth visiting are: Norhumberland,
and Gateshead and The