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Crook Hall, Durham

Sunday, 16 April 2017

After a pretty intense start to the year, good in many ways stressful in others we headed North to see some of my husband family with a view to spend some quality time with this side of the family but also to spend some quality time together.

So on our penultimate afternoon we found ourselves wandering back up the little path to Crook Hall which we had previously visited as a couple just before our little chap had arrived.

Durham is a beautiful city and there is so much to see and do but there is something really special about this magical house off the beaten track.

Crook hall is a 14th Century Grade 1 listed manor house with a range of beautiful walled gardens, complete with garden maze it has character in abundance.  The gardens have the most beautiful views  and landscaping, without being showy and the pond with waterfall and tree swing just add to the charm.

The owners of the house still live there but have opened up the majority of the house to the public as well as hosting events and weddings.

If you are ever in the area I would certainly recommend a visit, there is also a gorgeous tea room in the main house and in the garden which serves all of its goodies from Rose lemonade to pirate chocolate crispy cakes on mis match bone china. Children are entertained with boxes of stickle bricks so you can relax and enjoy.

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