Shildon

"Welcome" to Shildon, which lies in much-loved Durham. Enjoy the sublime natural landscapes of this region, including its forests.

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Shildon can be found roughly 220 miles from London, the country's capital.

Some cultural aspects of this area can readily be explored by taking a trip to the National Railway Museum at Shildon.

Those with a love of rugby league will love Gateshead International Stadium, the home of local favorites, the Gateshead Thunder and the much-loved Gateshead F.C. It's in Gateshead, 25 miles north of Shildon. Stop in at the team store and get something to remember the day by. There's always a lot of choices, like a replica shirt or a match day program.

Don't go home without getting over to Sweet Greetings.

Travel to Spennymoor and visit Spennymoor Leisure Centre and Jubilee Park. It's 5 miles from Shildon and is well worth a visit. A journey to Witton-le-Wear is another interesting option. It is approximately 6 miles away and is where you can see Witton Castle and Low Barns Visitor Centre.

About 14 miles to the northwest of Shildon is Bishop Auckland, a regional hub where you'll discover Auckland Castle, Binchester Roman Fort and the Killhope Lead Mining Museum. Don't rush back until you've also explored Hamsterley Forest and Escomb Saxon Church.

One of the best ways to discover this region's wilder areas is to go mountain biking or rock climbing.

The area provides vacationers with a range of calming outdoor activities, including cycling and shore fishing.

Those who like to get more of an insight should think about signing up for a tour. City walking tours, guided nature walks and city walking tours are some of the most entertaining options in Durham.

Take a break from sightseeing and spend a few relaxing hours swimming or rafting.

If you really want to gain a further understanding of Durham, take the time to visit the restaurants and cafés. These are often the best spots to rub shoulders with locals and taste test common dishes.

Embark on your culinary experience by sampling the abundance of meals available, many featuring regional ingredients, fish and lamb.

Eat like the locals do by experiencing bangers and mash (sausages with mashed potatoes) and ploughman’s lunch (cheese, bread, pickles and cold cuts).

Those who can still find room for a little more should sample spotted dick (sponge pudding of dried fruits with custard), a divine way to top off one's culinary adventure.

Are you a beer lover who is looking to add more flare to your vacation? Don't forget to take your senses on a journey with Yorkshire Bitter.

Hot chocolate is a lovely non-alcoholic option that one can order with every meal.

If you want to sample an alcoholic beverage that is popular in this region, the answer is Bombay Saphire Gin.

Taste some Denbies Pinot Gris or Chapel Down Chardonnay. These are a couple of the common types of wine in the region.

Our planet boasts plenty of destinations of striking beauty. When you need to pack up your bags and get ready to go home, remember how fortunate you are to have enjoyed some time out in one of the best.

Sadly, vacations can't continue forever, so when it's time to return back home, make your way toward the nearest airport. It's 12 miles to the southeast of Shildon.

Accommodation in Shildon

As there are no Shildon hotels registered with Expedia, you may find it convenient to stay in Coatham Mundeville, which is only 5 miles away. The nicest options in Coatham Mundeville are the Hall Garth Hotel and Country Club and Holiday Inn Darlington - North A1M.


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