Visitors and Attractions


Cotherstone is a picturesque village on the banks of the river Tees and Balder in Teesdale. The village lies on the East side of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in the North Pennines Durham Dales and the local area is seeped in history from medieval times.

There are numerous local visitor attractions ranging from High Force waterfall (England’s largest), castles (Barnard Castle, Bowes, and Raby) to the Bowes Museum (one of the top 5 museums in the country). The area is well supported by an extensive network of footpaths and long distance trails (Penine Way, Teesdale Way, etc) well supported by local hotels, bed and breakfast, and holiday cottages for exploring the local area.

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