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Guidebook for Rookhope

Chris

Guidebook for Rookhope

Sightseeing
Excellent day out for all ages
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Beamish, the Living Museum of the North
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Excellent day out for all ages
World Heritage site in a lovely walled city
Durham Cathedral
World Heritage site in a lovely walled city
English Heritage site
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Chesters Roman Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall
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English Heritage site
chocolate box village with an amazing pub/hotel, good cafe and mediaeval Abbey
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Blanchland
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chocolate box village with an amazing pub/hotel, good cafe and mediaeval Abbey
great kids events and a chance to go down the mine!
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Killhope Lead Mining Museum
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great kids events and a chance to go down the mine!
lovely walks along the stream - excellent at night for stargazing - one of the best Dark Skies areas in Britain
Bollihope Burn
lovely walks along the stream - excellent at night for stargazing - one of the best Dark Skies areas in Britain
England's highest waterfall - especially impressive in wet weather
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High Force Waterfalls
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England's highest waterfall - especially impressive in wet weather
Great little steam train rides in a lovely little town
South Tynedale Rail Station
Great little steam train rides in a lovely little town
Mediaeval castle still lived in by the same family, lovely parklands and regular events
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Raby Castle
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Mediaeval castle still lived in by the same family, lovely parklands and regular events
National Trust site for some wonderful walks
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Allen Banks & Staward Gorge
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National Trust site for some wonderful walks
lovely shopping town, market square, pubs, restaurants, cafes, superb Saxon (and C12) church and live entertainment venue
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Hexham
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lovely shopping town, market square, pubs, restaurants, cafes, superb Saxon (and C12) church and live entertainment venue
a most amazing museum, the art collection of the coal-owning family of the Queen Mother in an amazing Chateau
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The Bowes Museum
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a most amazing museum, the art collection of the coal-owning family of the Queen Mother in an amazing Chateau
National Trust park of superb parkland, Georgian chapel and the ruins of one of the Bowes family houses
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Gibside
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National Trust park of superb parkland, Georgian chapel and the ruins of one of the Bowes family houses
a good place to start a long walk along the wall
Hadrian's Wall Path
a good place to start a long walk along the wall
Superb remains of a major fort on the Roman wall, with informative visitor centre
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Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall
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Superb remains of a major fort on the Roman wall, with informative visitor centre
Roman site still being actively excavated. The source of the amazing Roman writing tablets which give a window into Roman everyday life
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Vindolanda
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Roman site still being actively excavated. The source of the amazing Roman writing tablets which give a window into Roman everyday life
Roman fort with well preserved remains of a huge bath-house and hypocaust
Binchester Roman Fort
Roman fort with well preserved remains of a huge bath-house and hypocaust
Weardale Railway runs a heritage service from Stanhope to Wolsingham
The Weardale Railway Trust
Weardale Railway runs a heritage service from Stanhope to Wolsingham
Beautifully preserved and regularly used Methodist chapel with local history museum
Weardale Museum and High House Chapel
Beautifully preserved and regularly used Methodist chapel with local history museum
Methodist Chapel and Weardale Museum
YMCA Weardale House
Methodist Chapel and Weardale Museum
Shopping
shopping, cafes and pubs
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Stanhope
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shopping, cafes and pubs
open mornings only and stocks a range of staple groceries
Post Office
2 Front St
open mornings only and stocks a range of staple groceries
Drinks & Nightlife
the local pub - decent food and decent beer - and 100 yds away
The Rookhope Inn
the local pub - decent food and decent beer - and 100 yds away
Everything Else
just in case
Boltsburn Garage Services
just in case
Sailing fishing and walks along the banks
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Derwent Reservoir
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Sailing fishing and walks along the banks
Nice little town with a huge market square, pubs, cafes, shops and gift shops
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Allendale Town
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Nice little town with a huge market square, pubs, cafes, shops and gift shops
Not much remains of the major fort in the high pennines, still being investigated
Epiacum Roman Fort
Not much remains of the major fort in the high pennines, still being investigated
excellent long walk along the valley, passing through Rookhope
Weardale Way Footpath (Wearhead - Cowshill)
excellent long walk along the valley, passing through Rookhope
Has proper German ski lifts. Ring ahead to find out snow depth
Weardale Ski Club - England's Longest Ski Slope
4 Pleasant Row
Has proper German ski lifts. Ring ahead to find out snow depth
Yes indeed - skiing in England - ring for details
Ski-Allenheads
Yes indeed - skiing in England - ring for details
Entertainment & Activities
a bit of rope climbing and loads more
Beamish Wild Adventure Park
a bit of rope climbing and loads more
Very child-friendly farm with lots to see and do
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Hall Hill Farm
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Very child-friendly farm with lots to see and do
Open from May to September and can get busy. Check the opening times
Stanhope Pool
Open from May to September and can get busy. Check the opening times
decent cafe and parking for visits to High Force, with regular wildlife focused events
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Bowlees Visitor Centre
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decent cafe and parking for visits to High Force, with regular wildlife focused events
book in advance for horse and pony rides
Sinderhope
book in advance for horse and pony rides
regular child friendly events to explore the forest environment
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Hamsterley Forest
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regular child friendly events to explore the forest environment
Food Scene
Great for a coffee - even better for the amazing Jersey Ice cream made here - delicious
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Wheelbirks Parlour
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Great for a coffee - even better for the amazing Jersey Ice cream made here - delicious
Lovely bistro style cafe, great food and good coffee with outside seating to watch the world go by
No 10
10 Market Pl
Lovely bistro style cafe, great food and good coffee with outside seating to watch the world go by
decent coffee and a very friendly welcome
Chatterbox Cafe
11 Market Pl
decent coffee and a very friendly welcome
decent cafe, deli and loads of fruit picking in season - always worth a visit
Brocksbushes Pick Your Own Fruit Farm
decent cafe, deli and loads of fruit picking in season - always worth a visit
Wonderful Restaurant and fascinating cellar bar, all set in the Abbey buildings
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Lord Crewe Arms Hotel
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Wonderful Restaurant and fascinating cellar bar, all set in the Abbey buildings
Arts & Culture
nice little llive music venue
The Witham
nice little llive music venue
Live music, theatre and cinema
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Gala Theatre & Cinema
1 Millennium Place
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Live music, theatre and cinema
Live theatre, music and entertaiment
Bishop Auckland Town Hall
Live theatre, music and entertaiment
Galleries and arts courses
Allenheads Contemporary Arts
Galleries and arts courses