20 Attractions to Explore Near Apollo Pavilion
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Castle Eden Dene National Nature Reserve
0.61km from Apollo Pavilion
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.
Tweddle Children's Animal Farm
4.77km from Apollo Pavilion
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.
7.99km from Apollo Pavilion
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 Seaham
8.34km from Apollo Pavilion
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' One
10.04km from Apollo Pavilion
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.
10.53km from Apollo Pavilion
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.
12.3km from Apollo Pavilion
The Herefordshire Trail is 154 miles around the Herefordshire countryside, passing through market towns and picturesque villages. It starts in the ancient market town of Ledbury and passing through the most picturesque black and white villages, spectacular rural scenery and a variety of characterful small towns, each with individual and fascinating histories and buildings.
Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve
12.71km from Apollo Pavilion
Rainton Meadows is a nature reserve just to the west of East Rainton, Sunderland, north-east England. The reserve, which covers 60 ha, and the adjacent Joe's Pond Site of Special Scientific Interest, are managed by Durham Wildlife Trust. It provides a wide variety of habitats including grassland, scrub, mature woodland and several ponds.
Ryhope Engines Museum
12.95km from Apollo Pavilion
The Ryhope Engines Museum is a visitor attraction in the Ryhope suburb of Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England.The Grade II* listed building is the most visited man-made landmark in Ryhope and is based at The Ryhope Pumping Station, operational for 100 years before closing in 1967. The museum also contains three 1908 Lancashire boilers , a blacksmith's forge, a waterwheel, numerous steam engines and pumps, a replica plumber's shop, and many items associated with waterworks.
Hardwick Country Park
13.21km from Apollo Pavilion
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.
Old Durham Gardens
13.65km from Apollo Pavilion
Old Durham Gardens provide a charming public space for everybody to enjoy. The gardens lie less than a mile from Durham city centre, and can be reached through a number of pleasant woodland or riverside walks. Here you will find a beautiful walled garden with structured planting and terraces running down to a restored orchard.
14.62km from Apollo Pavilion
The very extensive remains of a 13thC priory, founded on the site of a retired pirate's hermitage. Part of it later served as a holiday retreat for the monks of Durham Cathedral. Beautifully sited by the River Wear, it can be reached from Durham via a delightful riverside and woodland walk.
14.79km from Apollo Pavilion
Durham University's 10 hectare Botanic Garden is set amongst beautiful mature woodlands on the southern outskirts of Durham city. Open to the public, the Botanic Garden offers a wide variety of landscapes to explore and discover, with guests young and old visiting throughout the year. There are wonderful glass houses. Walk through the desert house to see the collection of cacti that thrive in this arid climate.
14.9km from Apollo Pavilion
Elvet Bridge is a stone bridge that crosses the River Wear connecting the peninsula in central Durham and the Elvet area of the city. The bridge has 10 visible arches and further arches hidden under the road. The present Elvet Bridge replaced a slightly earlier one that was in the same location and is one of only three bridges left in England with buildings on them.
Durham Museum and Heritage Centre
14.93km from Apollo Pavilion
The Durham Museum and Heritage Centre is a fascinating museum of local history covering Durham and the surrounding area. The museum contains a variety of objects, models, pictures and audio-visual displays. These exhibitions provide the visitor with an overview of life, labour and leisure in this ancient fortified city, centre of pilgrimage and capital of the Prince Bishops of Durham.
St Chad's College Chapel
14.93km from Apollo Pavilion
St Chad's College is a recognized college of Durham University in England, founded in 1904 as an Anglican hall for the training of Church of England clergy. The main part of the college is located on the Bailey, occupying nine historic buildings at the east end of Durham Cathedral. It neighbors Hatfield College to its north, while St John's College and St Cuthbert's Society are to its south. The college is named after St Chad of Mercia, a seventh-century bishop.
15.03km from Apollo Pavilion
Palace Green is an area of grass in the centre of Durham, England, flanked by Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle. The Cathedral and Castle together form a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is situated on top of the narrow, high peninsula formed by a sharp bend in the River Wear.
15.04km from Apollo Pavilion
Durham Cathedral is a Christian Church of the Anglican Communion and the seat of the Bishop of Durham. It was founded as a monastic cathedral built to house the shrine of St Cuthbert, replacing an earlier church constructed in his honour. . It attests to the importance of the early Benedictine monastic community and is the largest and finest example of Norman architecture in England.
Museum of Archaeology • Durham University
15.07km from Apollo Pavilion
The Museum of Archaeology is a museum of the University of Durham in England. Its collections range from prehistoric to post-medieval. It includes Victorian Antiquarian excavations, such as the 1880s excavations at Binchester, along with some archives from research excavations carried out by the University’s Department of Archaeology since the 1930s. There are also donations from members of the public and objects acquired through the 1996 Treasure Act.
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1le, 91 Oakerside Dr, Peterlee SR8 1LE, UK
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.