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A day at the races in County Durham

It may not be as high-profile as some of its north-eastern neighbours, but Sedgefield has plenty to offer those seeking a trip to beautiful County Durham. While the town is full of history and heritage, it is perhaps best known for its racecourse which hosts top-class action throughout the year. Whether you are a racing enthusiast or simply looking for a day out, the hospitality is sure to hit the spot.

Explore beautiful Hardwick Park

Sedgefield boasts much history and heritage, but Hardwick Park is arguably the essential site to visit. The 18th century Grade II listed estate boasts incredible grounds full of ornamental buildings and lakes. Little ones will also love creeping through the woodland to catch a glimpse of the Gruffalo.

Travel through time at Kynren

If you are planning to head to Sedgfield in the summer, you simply cannot miss the spectacular Kynren. This live-action open air show takes place at Nearby Bishop Auckland and uses a host of special effects to bring the story of England to life. Looking for accomodation in Sedgefield? The Travelodge Sedgefield Hotel is in an ideal spot close to the racecourse, while the Travelodge Middlesbrough Hotel and Travelodge Darlington Hotel are only a short drive away.