Many of Durham’s highlights are close to Crook, making it a convenient place to base yourself. Two destinations that should top every visitor’s itinerary is the fascinating Binchester Roman Fort and the iconic Auckland Castle. Two more worthwhile attractions within a short distance of Crook are Oriental Museum and the Durham Botanic Garden.
Visitors to Crook, looking for something different, will appreciate the nearby cultural attractions. Visit some of the remarkable artistic and historic collections including the National Railway Museum at Shildon in Shildon and the Durham Heritage Centre and Museum.
While you are in and around Crook, be sure to visit Durham Cathedral, Raby Castle in Barnard Castle and Durham Castle. The St. Nicholas Church offer those visiting the opportunity to better understand the role religion has played in the area.
When it’s time to rest your weary feet after discovering the many charms of Crook, check in to one of the area’s convenient bed-and-breakfast, hotel and short-stay apartment options. Check out the rooms, rates and amenities at the Radisson BLU Hotel Durham, the Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County, or the Redworth Hall Hotel, Newton Aycliffe.