Barn House Gainford

Gainford - Queen of Durham Villages

High Force - England's highest waterfall
Mrs Joan Bock
Barn House
2 Low Green
DL2 3DS.
Tel: +44 (0)1325 730677

Local Attractions

There are many local attractions and activities for you in Gainford and Teesdale.  Here are a few suggestions;

Within Gainford

  • Village Green
  • 1 pub
  • Fish and Chip shop
  • Coffee Shop
  • Tea Rooms
  • Post Office
  • Butchers
  • Newsagent / off-licence / general dealers
  • Hairdresser
  • 2 churches
  • River walks and spa

Within Teesdale

  • Bowes Museum
  • The castle and farmers' market in Barnard Castle
  • Raby Castle
  • Rokeby Park
  • Middleton in Teesdale
  • Low Force, picturesque waterfalls
  • High Force - England's highest waterfall.
  • Roman remains at Piercebridge - fort and river crossing

Within 50 miles

  • World Heritage sites - Hadrian's Wall, Durham Cathedral, York, Whitby Abbey
  • Shopping at Newcastle and Gateshead Metro Centre, Durham and York
  • The Lake District and Yorkshire Dales
  • Auckland Castle
  • Bolton Castle
  • Beamish Open-air Museum
  • Showcase cinema at Teesside Park, Stockton
  • Vue in Darlington cinema multiplex with nine screens, three of which are 3D screens
  • Railway museums at Darlington & 'Locomotion',  Shildon


  • Hamsterley Forest with its new cycle skills centre
  • Horse riding
  • Watersports
  • Teesdale Sports Centre in Barnard Castle
  • Dolphin Centre in Darlington
  • Walking - Pennine Way and Teesdale Way
  • Cycling - Walney to Wear cycle route
  • Fishing, permits from Post Office.
  • 'Kynren' an epic tale of England against the backdrop of Auckland Castle, County Durham opening in July 2016.
Farmers' market in Barnard Castle
'Kynren' an epic tale of England against the backdrop of Auckland Castle