From Lanchester it is an easy journey to Durham City (7 miles) and the other popular visitor attractions such as the award winning Beamish Living History Living Museum (4 miles) and Hamsterley Forest (8 miles). You can also go further West and visit the beautiful Durham Dales, the head of the River Wear that meanders through Durham City on its way to Wearmouth on the North East coast. The Northumberland towns of Hexham (23 miles) and Corbridge (17 miles) are a pleasant drive away along country roads.
The picture shows the Durham Cathedral interior
...captures a thousand years of British political, social and religious history. Durham Cathedral is a Norman building constructed between 1093 and 1133 in the Romanesque style. It was founded as a monastic cathedral built to house the shrine of St Cuthbert, replacing an earlier church constructed in his honour that dated back to 672 AD
Beamish - The Living Museum of the North
The picture shows Beamish Museum
...features facilities from 1820 including a Georgian Village, a Colliery, Pit Village Cottages, a Tramway between the locations and shortly a new 1950's feature.
The picture shows a part Hamsterley Forest
...is a delightful 2000 hectare oasis, sprawling along the sides of a sheltered valley. Visitors to Hamsterley have no shortage of options when it comes to forest adventure or a tranquil getaway from the hustles of modern living. Activities include Walking Trails, Cycling Trails, Horse Riding Trails, Forest Drives and a full calendar of events including Bushcrafts and Food from the Forest.
The Durham Dales, incorporating Teesdale and Weardale
The picture shows The Durham Dales, incorporating Teesdale and Weardale
...is a peaceful and tranquil landscape of moors and hills, valleys and meandering rivers, dotted with picturesque villages and market towns. Part of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the Durham Dales truly is a special place. The green and tranquil town of Stanhope in Weardale is at the heart of the Durham Dales, and is home to the Durham Dales Centre
Durham County Cricket Club
The picture shows Durham County Cricket Club
...was established on 23rd May 1882, and they played their first match at Chester Road cricket ground, Sunderland, on 12th June 1882. The Test & County Cricket Board awarded Durham County Cricket Club first-class status in 1991. Durham became the first county to be granted such status for 70 years. The new home is located at Chester-le-Street with the "cricket square" ready for the 1995 season. County Champions 3 times in six years have proved their faith.
Knitsley Mill fishing lakes
The picture shows Knitsley Mill fishing lakes
...are set in peaceful picturesque countryside, offering anglers a unique fishing experience. There are 3 purpose dug lakes which are sourced by a natural spring. There is an abundance of wildlife in the surrounding area. The lakes are stocked on a regular basis with rainbow, blue and brown trout weighing up to 12lb's. Competitions are held monthly and we also run a tagged fish contest. Details of both are displayed in the fishing hut. Around 3 miles away.
The picture shows Golf Courses nearby
There are 4 Golf Courses within 10 miles at Consett (5 miles), Beamish (5 miles), Durham City (8 miles) and Brancepeth (10 miles).