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YHA Langdon Beck - Hostel
YHA Langdon Beck - Hostel

Forest-in-Teesdale, Barnard Castle DL12 0XN

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Barnard Castle, this hostel is within 6 mi (10 km) of High Force, Low Force, and Bowlees Visitor Centre. Egglesto …

£20
Ashbrow Cottage
Ashbrow Cottage

Sidehead, Bishop Auckland DL13 1LE

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Bishop Auckland, this cottage is 9.6 mi (15.5 km) from High Force and within 25 mi (40 km) of Bowes Museum and …

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Newlands Hall Farmouse B&B
Newlands Hall Farmouse B&B

Frosterley, Bishop Auckland DL13 2SH

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Situated in a rural location, this farm stay is 9 mi (14.5 km) from Hamsterley Forest and within 16 mi (25 km) of Auckland …

£60
Homelands Guest House
Homelands Guest House

85 Galgate, Barnard Castle DL12 8ES

4.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (46 reviews)

Situated in Barnard Castle, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Barnard Castle and Bowes Museum. Eggleston Hall and …

£95
The Commercial Hotel
The Commercial Hotel

12 Galgate, Barnard Castle DL12 8BG

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (4 reviews)

Situated in Barnard Castle, this inn is within a 15-minute walk of Barnard Castle and Bowes Museum. Eggleston Hall and Raby …

£60
The Inn at Brough
The Inn at Brough

Main Street, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4AX

5.0 out of 5.0
4.9 out of 5 (31 reviews)

Situated in Kirkby Stephen, this luxury inn is 4.2 mi (6.7 km) from Brough Castle and within 12 mi (20 km) of Eden Valley …

£94
Nateby Inn
Nateby Inn

Nateby, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4JP

3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Kirkby Stephen, this inn is 5.5 mi (8.9 km) from Brough Castle and 8.3 mi (13.3 km) from Eden Valley Railway. …

£90
Slaley Hall
Slaley Hall

Slaley Hall, Hexham NE47 0BX

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (219 reviews)

Located in the historical district, this family-friendly hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Stocksfield Golf Club, Empire …

£100
The Black Swan Inn
The Black Swan Inn

Culgaith, Eden Valley, Penrith CA10 1QW

3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Penrith, this inn is within 9 mi (15 km) of Brougham Castle, Mayburgh Henge, and Penrith Castle. St Andrew's …

£85
Deneview Bed & Breakfast
Deneview Bed & Breakfast

15 Front Street, Consett DH8 9AR

3.0 out of 5.0
4.9 out of 5 (7 reviews)

Situated in a rural location, this guesthouse is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Empire Theatre and within 12 mi (20 km) of Chapman's …

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Pocket Guide: England High Force Hotels

High Force is a waterfall located in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the River Tees, County Durham. Not quite the highest waterfall in the country (beaten by Cumbria's Howgill Fells), High Force is still one of the most impressive - and is well worth visiting if you're staying in any nearby Durham hotels. The waterfalls are open all year round, although the High Force gift shop is only open between Easter and October.

Discover a Fascinating Geological Site from Durham Hotels

High Force is much more than a torrent of water, and is an area of great geological significance. Way back in the Carboniferous Period - over 300 million years ago - this region of the Pennines was actually submerged under a tropical sea rich with corals and shellfish. After the sea dried up, these shells hardened into limestone, and even after all this time you might be able to spot some very old fossils. The limestone layer is but one of the fascinating geological layers at High Force, and if you're local to the area you may have heard of Whin Sill, a dark rock called Dolerite that gives much of the regional landscape its unique character. The waterfall itself is aptly named, and has been carved out of the rich geological surroundings by millennia of water erosion, beginning at the last ice age and still continuing to this day. The water erodes the soft sandstone and limestone layers, but the Dolerite is tougher, so forms a lip over which the River Tees tumbles.

A Great Family Day Out from Hotels in Durham

High Force is one of the region's most popular tourist attractions, and as well as the waterfall, you'll find a number of visitor facilities - such as picnic areas, toilets and cycle racks and a cark park, which charges a small parking fee per car. There is also a modest admission fee to the waterfalls. During off season, admission is paid via an honesty box. High Force is a great place to visit for family groups and is best reached by car, with many top quality Durham Hotels guesthouses and bed and breakfasts located nearby, such as Melbourne Place Bed and Breakfast located on the edge of the North Pennies Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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