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Hardwick Country Park

Sedgefield, Stockton-on-Tees TS21 2DN, UK


About Hardwick Country Park

Hardwick Hall Country Park is a park located in County Durham near Sedgefield. This is a very popular wood which can get very busy at weekends. Interesting sculptures, lakeside walks, picnic areas and a temple to view. Built around the 1750s the park has now been restored.

Attractions near Hardwick Country Park

Locomotion10.91km from Hardwick Country Park

Locomotion, previously known as Locomotion: the National Railway Museum at Shildon or Shildon Locomotion Museum is a railway museum in Shildon, County Durham, England. At Locomotion, you can see highlights of the national collection of railway vehicles in the world’s first railway town. The town of Shildon has had an exciting story to tell since the earliest days of the rail industry, making it the perfect place to explore the rich seam of local railway history and discover how the railways have

Auckland Castle12.93km from Hardwick Country Park

Auckland Castle, once home to the Prince Bishops of Durham. It is one of the best-preserved bishops’ palaces in the whole of Europe and is at the center of The Auckland Project.  Previously a deer park, Bishop Hugh Pudsey established a manor house on the site in around 1183. Because it was near to his hunting estate, a successor, Bishop Bek, relocated his main residence from Durham Castle to Auckland and he later converted the manor house into a castle.

Bishop Auckland Town Hall13.14km from Hardwick Country Park

Bishop Auckland Town Hall is a multi-purpose cultural venue situated in the Bishop Auckland marketplace.  The Hall with its theatre, gallery, library, and café has undergone a major refurbishment program and was due to fully reopen to the public earlier in 2020.  The building held a prominent position in the town and dominated the area with its strong mansard pavilions, spires, and associated ironwork.

Apollo Pavilion13.21km from Hardwick Country Park

Apollo Pavilion is an iconic example of 1960s public art and designed by Edwin John Victor Pasmore (d. 1998) during his time as consultant Director of urban design for Peterlee Development Corporation. The design consists of large geometric planes of white concrete, the only decoration being two oval murals. The structure spans a small lake that frames a large geometric statue by Pasmore; in its original form, the Pavilion provided a pedestrian link between the two halves of the estate.

Castle Eden Dene National Nature Reserve13.33km from Hardwick Country Park

Castle Eden Dene is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and National Nature Reserve in the Easington district of County Durham, England. It is located mostly in Peterlee, between the A19 and A1086 roads.  The dene is the largest, and biologically the richest, of a series of deep ravines that have been incised through the Magnesian Limestone and overlying boulder clay of coastal Durham by streams flowing into the North Sea.

Binchester Roman Fort13.47km from Hardwick Country Park

The Roman fort at Binchester lies above the River Wear just outside the historic town of Bishop Auckland (Co. Durham). Known to the Romans as Vinovia, it commanded the main road that ran from the legionary headquarters at York northwards to Hadrian's Wall. It formed a key element of the complex frontier system that lay both sides of the Wall that marked the northern-most edge of the Roman Empire for nearly four hundred years.

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Durham is a cathedral city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. The city lies on the River Wear, to the southwest of Sunderland, south of Newcastle upon Tyne, and to the north of Darlington. Founded over the final resting place of St Cuthbert, its Norman cathedral became a center of pilgrimage in medieval England.