Stanhope Castle is located right in the middle of the well appointed village of Stanhope in the heart of Weardale making this an ideal base for your short break.
Described as England’s “last wilderness” and possibly one of the best kept secrets, the Durham Dales are situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
These Dales are made up of a wonderful blend of rugged upland, wild flower meadows, impressive waterfalls, snaking stone walls, stunning imprints of a mining and industrial past.
The market town of Stanhope lies in the heart of Weardale and has shops and pubs which will make you very welcome and give you a taste of the rural life! There are ample walking and cycle routes which leave the town in every direction, whether it be along the river path or across the rugged fells.
You will find other towns and villages dotted around the area and in easy reach such as the historic town of Barnard Castle, Bishop Auckland, Frosterley, Wolsingham and not forgetting the city of Durham with its cathedral and castle. Some of the most popular tourist attractions are listed below.