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Steel Ladle Truck
Steel Ladle Truck
Machinery Consett County Durham

A ladle train that would transfer hot metal within the Consett Steelworks.

Copley Chimney
Copley Chimney
Chimney Bishop Auckland County Durham

A 35m tall chimney that was part of the Gaunless Valley Lead Mill.

Durham Heron
Durham Heron
Statue Durham County Durham

A model of the Grey Heron that frequents the area.

Canary Mural Wheatley Hill
Canary Mural Wheatley Hill
Art Peterlee County Durham

A stunning mural depicting the release of a yellow canary which references the area's mining days and has significance for the future.

Durham Market Place
Durham Market Place
Statue Durham County Durham

A gem of a market place with interesting sculptures, some secret creatures, and a timeline.

Durham Riverwalk Selfie Wall
Durham Riverwalk Selfie Wall
Art Durham County Durham

Artwork on a call of angel wings, balloons and an umbrella, set up ready for a selfie.

Museum Of Hartlepool
Museum Of Hartlepool
Museum Hartlepool County Durham

Discover history on Hartlepool's maritime history with some unusual and macabre pieces.

Bowes Museum
Bowes Museum
Museum Barnard Castle County Durham

Designed and built as a museum in the style of a French Chateau and housing 22 galleries. Famous for the amazing kinetic art of the Silver Swan.

Chemical Beach
Chemical Beach
Landscape Seaham County Durham

A juxaposed scene, with chaldron wheels, industrial remains, and an old jetty against a backdrop of organic appeal.

The National Museum Of The Royal Navy Hartlepool
The National Museum Of The Royal Navy Hartlepool
Museum Hartlepool County Durham

All that would have been dock life around the 18th century and complete with one of The Admiralties Frigates, The HMS Trincomalee.

Durham Town Hall
Durham Town Hall
Building Durham County Durham

A splendid feast of medieval lookalike architectural delights, and other things.

Seaham Lime Kilns
Seaham Lime Kilns
Lime Kiln Seaham County Durham

Lime kilns located at Seaham harbour, restored in 2005.

The Howitzer Gun
The Howitzer Gun
Military Seaham County Durham

A 5.5 inch Howitzer Gun to celebrate Seaham's links to the Royal Artillery and coastal defence during WWII.

Piercebridge Roman Fort
Piercebridge Roman Fort
Building Darlington County Durham

Remains of a roman fort built around 260AD

Vane Tempest Sculpture
Vane Tempest Sculpture
Art Seaham County Durham

Sculpture depicting the skyline of the old Vane Tempest colliery in Seaham.

Shildon Railway Art Works
Shildon Railway Art Works
Art Shildon County Durham

A series of railway related art works in Shildon.

Shotton Colliery War Memorial
Shotton Colliery War Memorial
Military Shotton County Durham

Lifesize Durham Light Infantry soldier atop a plinth with his rifle.

Lampounette Near The Penny Ferry Bridge
Lampounette Near The Penny Ferry Bridge
Art Durham County Durham

Yes, a 20 foot high desk lamp in green that was part of the Lumiere festival.

Murton Cenotaph And Children of Mothers
Murton Cenotaph And Children of Mothers
Statue Seaham County Durham

A serene sculpture by Ray Lonsdale, positioned eloquently by The Cenotaph in Murton, near Seaham.

Thomas Wright Observatory
Thomas Wright Observatory
Folly Bishop Auckland County Durham

Observatory dating from 1765, built by local astronomer Thomas Wright.

Auckland Park Pyramid
Auckland Park Pyramid
Obelisk Bishop Auckland County Durham

A decorative well head built in the 18th century.

Piercebridge Roman Bridge
Piercebridge Roman Bridge
Bridge Darlington County Durham

Remains of a Roman Bridge that carried Dere Street over the River Tees.

Brusselton Incline
Brusselton Incline
Landmark Bishop Auckland County Durham

Remains of part of the original Stockton and Darlington Railway main line, built in 1825.

School Aycliffe Water Tower
School Aycliffe Water Tower
Water Tower Newton Aycliffe County Durham

A disused water tower that once supplied Aycliffe Hospital.

Legs Cross
Legs Cross
Landmark Darlington County Durham

The remains of a Saxon Cross adjacent to the B6275 which follows the line of the old Roman Road Dere Street.

The Heugh at Hartlepool Headland
The Heugh at Hartlepool Headland
Lighthouse Hartlepool County Durham

This peninsula has several pleasing aspects such as a lighthouse, a cannon and the goddess Nike atop the war memorial.

Jewels Of The Sea
Jewels Of The Sea
Art Seaham County Durham

34 pieces of enlarged micro marine life made from weathered Corten steel by Andrew McKeown at East Shore Village, Seaham.

Above Beyond Below Mural
Above Beyond Below Mural
Art Seaham County Durham

A mural of miners on the side of The Volunteer Pub in the St Johns area of Seaham.

What Lies Beneath Us
What Lies Beneath Us
Art Durham County Durham

A large scale pavement map showing the geology of The British Isles.

The Coxswain And The George Elmy Lifeboat
The Coxswain And The George Elmy Lifeboat
Statue Seaham County Durham

A Coxswain Statue by Ray Lonsdale is a tribute to the RNLI and the 9 lives lost on the Lifeboat 'The George Elmy'.

The Heugh Battery Museum at Hartlepool Headland
The Heugh Battery Museum at Hartlepool Headland
Museum Hartlepool County Durham

The site preserves the only First World War battle site in Blighty.

Brancepeth Castle
Brancepeth Castle
Castle Durham County Durham

Impressive castle owned by the Neville family until the 16th century.

St Brandon's Church
St Brandon's Church
Religious Place Durham County Durham

Anglican church in Brancepeth, with views over to the stunning Brancepeth Castle.

Work, Rest, Pray Painting At Sherburn Village Community Centre
Work, Rest, Pray Painting At Sherburn Village Community Centre
Art Durham County Durham

An outstanding painting at Sheburn Village by Jordan Stead AKA Twenty Six Studio. It has become the pride of the village.

Bolts Law Standing Engine House
Bolts Law Standing Engine House
Building Stanhope County Durham

Built in 1846, the standing engine hauled railway trucks up and down an incline into Rookhope.

Ludworth Tower
Ludworth Tower
Tower Durham County Durham

Remains of a romantic looking pele tower on a hill with scenic views.

Locomotion
Locomotion
Museum Bishop Auckland County Durham

Locomotion in Shildon is a captivating railway museum that showcases the history of locomotives and their impact on transportation.

Durham Mining Museum
Durham Mining Museum
Museum Durham County Durham

A multitude of artifacts, equipment, models, photographs and information on all things mining.

Reveal by Richard Cole
Reveal by Richard Cole
Art Durham County Durham

A tall pyramidical structure made with repurposed stone from a Durham Cathedral turret.

The Brothers
The Brothers
Statue Seaham County Durham

A sculpture of three miners waiting to go down the pit. It’s a reminder of the three mines that Seaham once had.

St Thomas the Apostle Church
St Thomas the Apostle Church
Religious Place Stanhope County Durham

A Grade II* listed Church, dedicated to St Thomas the Apostle, in Stanhope.

Raby Castle
Raby Castle
Castle Barnard Castle County Durham

Medieval, Regency, and Victorian splendour all under several roofs. A wonderful deer park and woods. Oh and of course, it's haunted!

Blackhall Rocks
Blackhall Rocks
Landscape Hartlepool County Durham

Dramatic landscape and panoramic views of the coast. Stone art with science, history and mythology.

Durham Museum and Heritage Center.
Durham Museum and Heritage Center.
Museum Durham County Durham

Former St Mary le-Bow Church, hosting displays on Durham history.

Waldridge Fell
Waldridge Fell
Landscape Chester-le-Street County Durham

Stunning 284 acre country park with woodlands, wetlands and lowland heath.

Murals At The Headland, Hartlepool
Murals At The Headland, Hartlepool
Art Hartlepool County Durham

Stunning art around the Headland at Hartlepool. Each one has a story.

Clemmy Bank Bridge
Clemmy Bank Bridge
Bridge Witton le Wear County Durham

Pretty little 18th century bridge over the River Wear in Witton Le Wear.

Bishopley Lime Kilns
Bishopley Lime Kilns
Lime Kiln Frosterley County Durham

Lime kilns built in 1847, hidden away in the beautiful Weardale countryside.

Kirkcarrion
Kirkcarrion
Landmark Middleton-in-Teesdale County Durham

An ancient burial ground for a Bronze Age chieftain called Prince Caryn.

Blast Beach at Nose's Point Seaham
Blast Beach at Nose's Point Seaham
Landscape Seaham County Durham

A coastal success in the Turning of the Tide Project and something for all the senses

Horden Welfare Park
Horden Welfare Park
Landscape Horden County Durham

A jewel of a Welfare Park in Horden.

Crook Hall Gardens
Crook Hall Gardens
Building Durham County Durham

Small National Trust site with medieval hall dating back to the 13th century.

Botanic Gardens Durham
Botanic Gardens Durham
Landscape Durham County Durham

25 acres of plants from five continents. Also eye-catching art installations such as boots, bugs, and fungi.

Kathedra
Kathedra
Statue Durham County Durham

A stone chair of carved gargoyles situated in Durham on the banks of the river Wear.

Oriental Museum
Oriental Museum
Museum Durham County Durham

A museum containing collections from cultures and histories of northern Africa to Asia including more than 30,000 objects of art, textiles, ceramics, and manuscripts.

Saint Oswald's Church Durham
Saint Oswald's Church Durham
Religious Place Durham County Durham

A lovely church in a quintessentially British setting. Possibly the oldest in the Durham diocese.

Warren House Gill, Horden
Warren House Gill, Horden
Landscape Horden County Durham

A gem on the County Durham coast in terms of variety, scenery, history and passive science at work.

Stanhope Market Place
Stanhope Market Place
Landmark Stanhope County Durham

An historic market place in the centre of Stanhope and the location of the Market Cross, a Petrified Tree Stump, the War Memorial and St Thomas Church.

Wharton Park
Wharton Park
Landscape Durham County Durham

A feast for photographers, natural history enthusiasts, structure admirers, sculpture lovers and children

Durham Castle
Durham Castle
Castle Durham County Durham

A castle dating back to the Normans in Durham city centre.

Wheatley Hill Heritage Centre
Wheatley Hill Heritage Centre
Building Peterlee County Durham

Once a former chapel, but is now a museum, packed full of local heritage.

Boxing Gloves
Boxing Gloves
Art Peterlee County Durham

Six foot pair of boxing gloves commemorating the achievements of Maurice Cullen.

Relative Treats
Relative Treats
Statue Horden County Durham

A life size sculpture of grandmother and granddaughter by Ray Lonsdale.

Hownsgill Viaduct
Hownsgill Viaduct
Bridge Consett County Durham

54m high viaduct, built with the help of Robert Stephenson.

Low Barnes Nature Reserve
Low Barnes Nature Reserve
Landscape Bishop Auckland County Durham

A 47 hectare nature reserve near Witton le Wear created on an area of former sand and gravel quarry and sewerage treatment works.

Durham Cow
Durham Cow
Art Durham County Durham

Life size sculpture referring to the legend of Durham's founding on the banks of the River Wear

Mural And The Village Remains
Mural And The Village Remains
Statue Horden County Durham

Striking mural and sculpture, depicting South Hetton's mining heritage.

Kingsgate Footbridge
Kingsgate Footbridge
Bridge Durham County Durham

Modernist footbridge completed without using scaffolding in 1963

Spanish Gallery and Mining Art Gallery
Spanish Gallery and Mining Art Gallery
Museum Bishop Auckland County Durham

Two fantastic galleries in the heart of Bishop Auckland.

Auckland Castle
Auckland Castle
Castle Bishop Auckland County Durham

Castle dating back to the 17th century and home to the bishops of Durham.

Auckland Tower
Auckland Tower
Building Bishop Auckland County Durham

A tower based on a siege engine amongst eclectic buildings

Durham Angel
Durham Angel
Statue Peterlee County Durham

Designed by local sculpturer Ray Lonsdale, this statue Horns could be the Angel Of Durham.

Easington Colliery
Easington Colliery
Landmark Peterlee County Durham

A town with a nature reserve, memorial garden, cemetry and a reconstructed miners pit cage, celebrating the times of mining in Easington Colliery.

Castle Eden Dene
Castle Eden Dene
Landscape Peterlee County Durham

221 hectares of woodland, grassland and paths leading to the beautiful Durham coast.

Little Tern Sculpture
Little Tern Sculpture
Art Horden County Durham

Artwork inspired by the Little Tern colony which return to nest in Horden every spring.

Apollo Pavilion
Apollo Pavilion
Art Peterlee County Durham

A Brutalist public work of art in Peterlee, designed by British Artist and Architect, Victor Pasmore.

Steetley Pier
Steetley Pier
Landmark Hartlepool County Durham

A 2,000 foot long pier built in the 1960's to pipe sea water for the magnesia treatment works.

Haswell Colliery Engine House
Haswell Colliery Engine House
Building Shotton County Durham

A ruined colliery engine house that was part of a monumental mining disaster.

Beamish Museum
Beamish Museum
Estate Stanley County Durham

350 acre world famous open air museum set in rural County Durham.

Beamish Shorthorns
Beamish Shorthorns
Art Consett County Durham

A sculpture of four metal cows constructed from old JCB parts, grazing on the C2C route near Beamish.

Old Cassop Trig Point
Old Cassop Trig Point
Trig Point Durham County Durham

This is the trig point for Old Cassop (194m) near Durham.

Beaurepaire Priory
Beaurepaire Priory
Religious Place Durham County Durham

A 13th century priory twixt manor house that was a retirement home and also a retreat for the Durham Monks.

Egglestone Abbey
Egglestone Abbey
Religious Place Barnard Castle County Durham

Beautiful ruins of small monastery founded by White Canons set above a bend in the River Tees near Barnard Castle.

Groverake Mine
Groverake Mine
Machinery Bishop Auckland County Durham

The ruins of an old lead and fluorspar mine in the Pennines with the headframe and some buildings still visible.

Tees Cottage Pumping Station
Tees Cottage Pumping Station
Machinery Darlington County Durham

A 19th century Victorian pumping station used to provide drinking water to the Darlington area.

Rookhope Arch
Rookhope Arch
Chimney Bishop Auckland County Durham

One of the remaining arches carrying a two mile horizontal chimney as part of a flue system.

Reddings Hill Trig Point
Reddings Hill Trig Point
Trig Point Hartlepool County Durham

The Reddings Hill trig point sits in the corner of a field (147m) near Hurworth Burn Reservoir, Wingate, Hartlepool.

God's Bridge
God's Bridge
Bridge Barnard Castle County Durham

A natural limestone bridge on the Pennine Way.

Cauldron Snout
Cauldron Snout
Waterfall Barnard Castle County Durham

At 180m it is the longest waterfall in the UK and is fed from Cow Green Reservoir.

The Journey
The Journey
Art Durham County Durham

A bronze sculpture depicting six monks transporting St Cuthbert's coffin in Durham City centre by Fenwick Lawson.

Lumley Castle
Lumley Castle
Castle Chester-le-Street County Durham

A grade I listed castle built in 1392, now a stunning hotel.

Raven Seat Trig Point
Raven Seat Trig Point
Trig Point Middleton-in-Teesdale County Durham

The Raven Seat trig point sits on Harnisha Hill (589m) near Middleton-in-Teesdale.

The Ball and The Bradford Boy
The Ball and The Bradford Boy
Statue Bishop Auckland County Durham

A memorial to the Bradford brothers and other soldiers from Witton Park who fought in World War 1 and both received the Victoria Cross.

Eleven O One
Eleven O One
Statue Seaham County Durham

A statue of a British infantryman commemorating the end of World War 1.

Dalden Tower
Dalden Tower
Tower Seaham County Durham

A ruined manor home complex with a tower in Seaham.

Barnard Castle
Barnard Castle
Castle Barnard Castle County Durham

A Grade I listed, 12th Century ruined castle on the banks of the River Tees in Barnard Castle

Killhope Lead Mine
Killhope Lead Mine
Building Bishop Auckland County Durham

A restored 19th century mining museum in the centre of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where you can experience the life and work of the lead mining families of the North Pennines.

Terris Novalis
Terris Novalis
Art Consett County Durham

Two huge sculptures of 19th century surveyor's instruments standing on freaky feet!

Old King Coal
Old King Coal
Art Chester-le-Street County Durham

A sculpture called Old King Coal celebrating the area's proud coal mining history.

Old Transformers
Old Transformers
Art Consett County Durham

Statues of the Ironmaster and Coal Miner made from obselete components representing the legacy of the local steelworks.

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