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Situated on the bank of the River Tees in the village of Piercebridge near Darlington, The George sits on the edge of Yorkshire and Durham and offers fantastic access to both the A1(m) and the A66.
With the East Coast mainline train service stopping close by Darlington and air services travelling daily from Durham Tees Valley, The George is ideally situated for the business and leisure user alike.
The George Hotel is a wonderful, traditional coaching inn where you can base yourself on the border of Yorkshire and Durham to visit some of the country's most attractive countryside and a wealth of historic castles and gardens, including:
Piercebridge Roman Bridge
The remains at Piercebridge are part of a large bridge that carried a Roman road across the River Tees. They now lie high and dry on the south bank of the river, which has moved northwards since the bridge was built.
Stanwick Iron Age Fort
An excavated section, part cut into rock, of the ramparts of the huge Iron Age trading and power-centre of the Brigantes, the most important tribe in pre- Roman northern Britain.
Archers Jersey Ice Cream
Set on a farm, this year-round ice cream parlour branch with terrace sells use rich Jersey cream.
Darlington Railway Museum
Museum of local rail history in restored 19th-century railway buildings, with antique steam engines.
Listen to bands playing in free outdoor concerts, enjoy the fabulous flowerbeds, talk to the parrots in the aviary or play your favourite sport in our multi-use games area.
Darlington Civic Theatre
Darlington Civic Theatre, a beautiful 900-seat Edwardian theatre.
Medieval Raby Castle, home of Lord Barnard’s family since 1626, includes a 200 acre deer park, walled gardens, carriage collection, adventure playground, shop and tearoom.
To celebrate the rich railway heritage of Darlington, this sculpture was commissioned and created in 1997 by David Mach. A total of 185,000 bricks were used in its construction along with 170 cubic meters of concrete. The train weighs 15,000 tonnes and covers an area of 600sq meters.
Elegant 17th-century manor house with a beautiful carved staircase rebuilt in approximately 1650 on an ancient site. The house is surrounded by approximately 25 acres of grounds. It is open to the public on a limited basis by arrangement with the tenant.the Bishops of Durham.
A beautiful Palladian-style country house which was the setting for Sir Walter Scott’s ballad Rokeby. A unique collection of 18th century needlework and period furniture.
The charming ruins of a small monastery of Premonstratensian 'white canons', picturesquely set above a bend in the River Tees near Barnard Castle.
The Bowes Museum
The Bowes Museum houses a collection of outstanding European fine and decorative arts and an acclaimed exhibition programme, alongside special events and children’s activities.
With its breathtaking views of the Yorkshire dales, Richmond Castle is one of the finest tourist attractions
The two bright octagonal rooms at the top of the four storey tower are flooded with daylight and contain a rich mix of Gothic and Classical carving and plasterwork. This is a romantic Landmark on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
In a beautiful setting by the River Swale, Easby can be reached via a pleasant walk from Richmond Castle.
Auckland Castle Deer House
A charming Gothic Revival built in 1760 in the park of The Bishop Of Durham.
Ruined castle overlooking the River Tees with a fine great hall and a dominating round-towered keep.
Recently restored 18th century park with visitor centre/ café. Open daily.
The impressive ruins of Henry II's 12th-century keep, on the site of a Roman fort guarding the approach to strategic Stainmore Pass over the Pennines.
Eggleston Hall Gardens
4.5 acres of winding paths, borders, a stream, walls and 16th century churchyard. Wide range of plants for sale, including trees, shrubs, hardy perennials and herbs.
One of the finest Norman churches in England, with the tombs of St Cuthbert and The Venerable Bede.
Durham Castle is part of the Durham City World
Mount Grace Priory
Set amid woodland in North Yorkshire, this unusual monastery is the best preserved Carthusian priory in Britain.
Middleham Castle is a fascinating place to visit in the Yorkshire Dales. Once the childhood home of Richard III, relive the Castle's illustrious history and unlock the deeds of its great owners.
The very extensive remains of a 13th-century priory, founded on the site of a retired pirate's hermitage. Part of it later served as a holiday retreat for the monks of Durham Cathedral.
Beamish Museum is a world renowned open air museum that depicts life in the North East of England during the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s with authentic sets, everyday items and activities.
Durham County Cricket Club
Durham County Cricket Club is one of eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales. It represents the historic county of Durham. Since the 2014 season the Twenty20 team has been called the Durham Jets. Founded in 1882, Durham held minor status for over a century and was a prominent member of the Minor Counties Championship, winning the competition seven times. In 1992, the club joined the County Championship and the team was elevated to major status as an official first-class team. Durham has been classified as an occasional List A team from 1964, then as a major List A team from 1992; and as a major Twenty20 team since 2003.
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