County Durham in the North East of England was once famous for mining, but those days have gone now and it is very much a place where people now come to enjoy the historic ambiance of the area and have a really good stay. One of the best aspects to County Durham is simply the wealth of things that there are to do. You have historic cities such a s Durham and then lots of little former mining villages to explore as well. Durham Cathedral is definitely a must see. But you should also check out the Beamish Museum, which is an open air museum. Check out the waterfalls which are known as the High Force and Low Force Waterfalls sited on the River Tees, or how about a trip to Hamsterley Forest?