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Peterlee is a great place to base yourself in Durham as many of the city’s main attractions are within easy driving distance. Two attractions that should top every visitor’s list is the fabulous Hartlepool Maritime Experience and the much-loved Monkey Statue. Also worth checking out are the Durham Botanic Garden and the Durham Heritage Centre and Museum.
There are plenty of unique cultural attractions in and around Peterlee. In particular, you should make sure you check out Oriental Museum, the National Glass Centre in Sunderland and Sunderland Museum. Aspiring artists should see the local artwork and other exhibits at the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art in Sunderland.
Get active out-of-doors at the many picturesque places nearby. Relax and enjoy the fresh air. Discover the beauty of the Herrington Country Park in Sunderland.
Sights such as Durham Cathedral, Durham Castle and Palace Green are well worth visiting during your time in the area. The St. Nicholas Church and the St Peter's Church in Sunderland offer those visiting the opportunity to better understand the religious history of the area.
Spend an afternoon with fellow soccer lovers at Victoria Park, Hartlepool, cheering on the much-loved Hartlepool United F.C.. On match days the area around the stadium becomes a sea of blue, white and red, as soccer fans join together to support their beloved team.
To really get to know Peterlee, consider making a reservation at one of the area’s charming bed and breakfast or hotel options. The Radisson BLU Hotel Durham, the Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County and the Hotel Bannatyne Durham are just some of the best places to stay while you are enjoying this special area.
This family-friendly Durham hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Durham Indoor Market, Durham Castle, and Durham Cathedral. Durham University is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) away.
Located in the heart of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Life Science Centre, St. James' Park, and Castle Keep. Grey's Monument and Quayside are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Located in the heart of Newcastle City Center, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Genting Casino Newcastle, Castle Keep, and Grey's Monument. St. James' Park and Quayside are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Located in Carrville, this spa hotel is 3 mi (4.9 km) from Gala Theatre Durham and 3.1 mi (5 km) from St. Nicholas Church. Durham University and Durham Castle are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Located in the heart of Newcastle City Center, this hotel is steps from All Saints Church and Castle Keep. Grey's Monument and Quayside are also within 10 minutes.
Located in Jesmond, this apartment is within 1 mi (2 km) of Newcastle-upon-Tyne Civic Centre, Grey's Monument, and St. James' Park. Quayside and Gateshead Millennium Bridge are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Situated in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, this spa hotel is steps from Baltic Flour Mills, Quayside, and Gateshead Millennium Bridge. BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and Castle Keep are also within 15 minutes.
Situated by the sea, this guesthouse is within 9 mi (15 km) of Tweddle Children's Animal Farm, Hartlepool Maritime Experience, and Victoria Park. Museum of Hartlepool and Monkey Statue are also within 9 mi (15 km).