County Durham is a beautiful county with attractive countryside and coast line. Co. Durham has many places to visit which makes it a good holiday destination for a short break. The county offers country parks and riverside walks, the Durham Dales and Vale of Durham as well as the coast. The main city in County Durham is Durham which offers many places to visit including museums, castles, historic houses and of course the famous Durham Cathedral. There is something for everyone in and around Durham and in particular the children might like to visit the historic houses that reputedly have ghosts and 'swash-buckling' history which is bound to attract the younger audience. Some of the places you might also like to visit include; Raby Castle that has a medival kitchen, Barnard Castle and Crook Hall. Alternatively you might like to visit Thorpe Farm, renown for its falconry centre or Binchester Roman Fort at Bishop Auckland. Whatever your preference why not book self catering holiday accommodation and enjoy County Durham for a short break or for a holiday.