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Village Green Middleton in TeesdaleThis tour takes in some of the wild and open landscape in Teesdale and well as offering you the opportunity to visit some refined and cultivated gardens.  Starting out with a trip over Stainmore, the commentary uncovers the Viking invasions and the stories of Eric the Bloodaxe as well as detailing the Roman occupation of the area.  

Find out the historical stories behind the pretty villages in Teesdale, the tour also gives options to stop and visit the High Force waterfall and take refreshments at the delightful Bowlees Visitor Centre.  The Visitor centre is managed by The North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has a cafe, gift shop together with interesting interpretation information on the natural environment.

With visits to two local gardens this full day excursion is packed with loads of interesting facts about the history and geology of Teesdale and will allow you to learn the stories behind the scenery.