Attraction in Durham
An exploration of Durham City would not be complete without a visit to Crook Hall. Described in Country Life as having 'history, romance and beauty', the house and gardens are to be found close to the River Wear, just a few minutes walk from Durham's busy market place.
The Medieval Hall is beautifully intact and dates from 1270. Adjoining the Hall is the Jacobean part of the Manor, famously haunted by the White Lady, and the Georgian Manor House.
The Hall is surrounded by 4.5 acres of lush Old English gardens, including a number of themed gardens, each with their own original identity, e.g. The Shakespeare Garden and the rose filled Secret Walled Gardens, described by Alan Titchmarsh as 'a tapestry of colourful blooms'. There's also a maze, an orchard and a moat pool, all of which provide a haven for English birds, butterflies and blue damsel flies.
Nearest UK Airport: Newcastle
Months Open: 1pm - 5pm
Easter weekend, Sundays & BH Mondays in May & Sep, Summer half term
Daily in June, July & Aug (closed fridays & Saturdays)
Group bookings outside normal hours
Discount for Groups: Yes - During normal hours
Admission Price: Adults: £4
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