Experience the history of County Durham

The quaint village of Bishopton, situated between the market towns of Darlington and Stockton, is full of medieval charm. The highlight for history lovers is the site of the 12th century castle, which was built in the traditional motte and bailey style of the era. There is parking in the Nearby village, so it’s easy to explore the site on foot.

Countryside charm at Hardwick Park

If you’re looking for a tranquil setting to spend an afternoon, Hardwick Park is just a short drive away from Bishopton. The park has something for all ages, whether a lakeside stroll, exploring local history in the visitor centre, or discovering nature with the kids on the park’s activities programme.

Brave the rapids

If you like a little more excitement, then try Tees Barrage White Water Centre, just a short trip away in the market town of Stockton. The family experiences are suitable for mixed age groups and grown-ups can tackle the adult white water course. There is something for everyone, including more sedate canoeing on flat water for the less thrill-seeking. Instruction and full safety gear is provided. Looking for a budget-friendly hotel Near Bishopton? Our Travelodge Sedgefield hotel is ideally situated for exploring Nearby attractions, whilst our Travelodge Darlington hotel is only 4 miles away from Durham-Tees Airport and a short drive from the A1M.