5 Things to do in Stanhope That You Shouldn't Miss

June 22, 2021 Layne Dawes

Discover the best top things to do in Stanhope, United Kingdom including Fondant & Apron Strings, St Thomas the Apostle's Church, Weardale Open Air Swimming Pool, Durham Dales Centre, Weardale Railway.
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1. Fondant & Apron Strings

4B Market Place, Stanhope DL13 2UL England +44 1388 527268 [email protected] http://www.fondantandapronstrings.com/classes/4582043844
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5.0 based on 32 reviews

Fondant & Apron Strings

2. St Thomas the Apostle's Church

Market Place, Stanhope DL13 2UP England +44 1388 528722
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

St Thomas the Apostle's Church

Reviewed By AnnetteJ682

Right in the centre of Stanhope, this beautiful church and graveyard is well worth a visit. Rest awhile in its peace, and admire the artistry all around you. Woodcarvings, stonework, stained glass (Medieval and Victorian) and ornate needlework all delight the eye and soothe the soul. Look out for the Roman altar recovered from the moors, the Frosterley Marble Victorian font and a Saxon font. The graveyard is also of interest, with many headstones conveying the heartbreakingly high levels of child and infant mortality of the past. Don't miss the stone coffins from Crusader times to the left of the church porch, and take time to marvel at the 250 million year old Fossil Tree near the churchyard entrance. The church now has a lovely little coffee shop inside, serving homemade cake and hot drinks. Staffed by friendly volunteers, you're assured of service with a smile!

3. Weardale Open Air Swimming Pool

Stanhope Ford, Stanhope DL13 2LU England +44 1388 528466 [email protected] http://www.stanhopepool.co.uk
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39%
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4.0 based on 23 reviews

Weardale Open Air Swimming Pool

Weardale Open Air Swimming Pool is the only heated open air swimming pool in County Durham. It is located in Stanhope, Weardale . The relaxing environment provides the perfect backdrop to unwind with a rejuvenating swim, all nestled among the picturesque hills of Stanhope's surrounding countryside. The water is heated to a tropical 80+degrees Fahrenheit nearly 30 degrees centigrade, making it an enjoyable experience, come rain or shine! Why not come and see for yourself?

4. Durham Dales Centre

Durham Dales Centre Castle Gardens, Stanhope DL13 2FJ England +44 1388 527650 [email protected] http://www.durhamdalescentre.co.uk
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3.5 based on 57 reviews

Durham Dales Centre

We are a visitor and business development centre welcoming visitors to Weardale. We're a great starting point for exploring the area. Our Gift Shop is stuffed full of interesting, quirky and original items and our "Durham Dales Kitchen" serves an extensive range of hearty food. Our beautiful gardens and grounds are great places to eat or just sit and enjoy Wonderful Weardale! We're developing activities for local people with a programme of evening workshops and events. All are welcome.

Reviewed By 124heather - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

We often pop in here for a snack or even a meal, they offer a nice menu..Parking is sometimes tight but not surprising as there is more than a cafe there. A smashing Shop in information shop, lots of interesting items. the shop and centre is open all ear round, a big bonus. also enjoy the several shops in their little square. A vets is surrounded by locally hand made items, They show a lot of talent. A good selection of cards are included. The area is a place of natural beauty. there are several caravan sites, a steam railway, They also brag a country fair, one of oldest in Britain, held every first week in September. A very enjoyable place.

5. Weardale Railway

Excellent
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3.5 based on 547 reviews

Weardale Railway

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