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Castle Eden Dene National Nature Reserve

Stanhope Chase, Peterlee SR8 1NJ, UK

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About Castle Eden Dene National Nature Reserve

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.



Attractions near Castle Eden Dene National Nature Reserve

Apollo Pavilion0.61km from Castle Eden Dene National Nature Reserve

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.

Tweddle Children's Animal Farm4.16km from Castle Eden Dene National Nature Reserve

Tweddle Children’s farm park is an animal farm near Hartlepool in County Durham. They have lots of family-friendly animals to meet and play areas. They have two crazy golf course, one indoors and one outdoors. They have lots of friendly animals to meet and lots of hands-on opportunities such as bottle feeding and bunny cuddling.

Blast Beach8.17km from Castle Eden Dene National Nature Reserve

Blast Beach is a great place for a coastal adventure.  Some of the fields at Blast Beach are among the best places to enjoy them, with plants like bloody cranesbill, dyer’s greenweed, and devil’s-bit scabious creating a riot of color in the summer. It was one of the famous beaches in this area which is suitable for families.

Nose's Point Seaham8.53km from Castle Eden Dene National Nature Reserve

Nose's Point is a double Site of Special Scientific Interest for its geology and ecology. The site has now been reclaimed into one of the most stunning gateway sites on the Durham Heritage Coast. Wildflower meadows have been restored, ponds have been created for wildlife, seating areas, artwork and interpretation have been specially designed to reflect the heritage of the area.

Tommy World War One Soldier Sculpture - Eleven 'O' One10.28km from Castle Eden Dene National Nature Reserve

This state of a world war I-era soldier is over nine feet high and is amazingly detailed. “Eleven ‘O’ One” was created in 2014 by Ray Lonsdale. It depicts a First World War soldier, wearing boots, puttees, greatcoat and tin hat, sitting on an ammunition box, with downcast eyes, holding the barrel of his grounded rifle in his right hand. The statue is built with “weathering steel,” which produces a rust-red protective patina on its surface.

Seaham Beach10.79km from Castle Eden Dene National Nature Reserve

Seaham is a lively harbor town on the Durham Coast. Award-winning hotels and B&B's, a huge selection of cafés, and spectacular cliff-top views. One of the beautiful beaches in this area and you can spend a nice time with your family on this beach.

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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.