Blast Beach – Seaham, Durham

Blast Beach, sounds intriguing right? A beach you’d have a blast on? Partially close! A scenic and infamous stretch of the Durham Coast has been used in globally famous films across the years and has undergone a major clean up. Read on to find out why you might recognise these shores.

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Tin of Sardines Gin Bar, Durham

Tin of Sardines Gin Bar Durham

Everyone loves something a bit different, right? Only open a week, Tin of Sardines is Durhams newest and smallest bar. With a dedicated Gin menu, this is going to be the place in Durham to be.

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Yannis Greek Restaurant, Lanchester, Durham

Yannis Lanchester Review

If you wanted authentic taste of Greece, you’d not be expecting to head to Lanchester in County Durham. With the owners and staff holding on to their Greek roots, Yannis brings a dash of the Med without damaging your purse strings.

With a compact but mostly traditional menu, Yannis offers you an introduction to the Greek cuisine or a gentle reminder of summer holidays from yesteryear. This is a quick + simple review.

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Beamish Christmas Nights 2016

Beamish Christmas Nights 2016

Every year Beamish Museum plays host to a series of weekend night time events to showcase traditional a Victorian Christmas as well as heaps of festive spirit.

If there’s one thing I am proud of, it’s being a Beamish lass. Born and raised – in the village that is, not the museum, the whole place has a very special place in my heart as well as my Mam’s who also grew up in Beamish. And that’s proper Beamish, not High Handenhold or No Place – If you’re local, you’ll get me!

With the event selling out months in advance, I thought I’d show you what I got up to when I visited.

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New Board Inn – Langley Park, Durham

New Board Inn Langley Park Review

County Durham is famed for many a wonderful thing but what the county does exceptionally well in is hearty home cooked meals in cosy quaint country pubs. Everyone loves a drive in to the country and a pub lunch by a roaring fire, right?

The New Board Inn dominates the village of Langley Park from its home atop the steepest hill in the area which affords its visitors a beautiful panoramic view. Once inside, the quaint bar side dining and bright sunny dining room may suggest a fairly standard, run of the mill dining experience but don’t let that fool you.

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