Famous for its history, architecture & fabulous garden & grounds, Raby Castle is only a short walk & worth a visit, you may catch a glimpse of 200+ deer which wander the grounds. Staindrop is set in a dedicated AONB & is home to a mix of glorious countryside, stunning views, historic towns & villages, as well as High Force, England's highest waterfall. From Staindrop explore the network of public footpaths that run in & around the village. Many local shops, a pub & post office serve residents & visitors alike. Only 5 miles away is the market town of Barnard Castle which has a weekly market, pubs, shops & restaurants. The city of Durham is a 30min drive & take a romantic boat ride along the River Wear, eat in one of the many bistros & restaurants, do some boutique shopping or visit the famous cathedral & Durham Castle. Beamish, the living museum of the north, is a must-see attraction, while the Metrocentre & Newcastle upon Tyne can be reached in just over an hr's drive. Shop 250yds.