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Middleton-in-Teesdale, situated on the Pennine Way, lies 9 miles from the impressive High Force waterfall.

The small market town began to develop in the early 19th century when the London Lead Company transferred its northern headquarters here from Blanchland in Northumberland.

Much of the Victorian architecture from its days as a prosperous company town can still be seen, including Middleton House, the former headquarters of the company.

A drinking fountain, at the centre of the green, celebrates the history of this lead mining centre.

Today Middleton-in-Teesdale has lots of interesting shops and places to eat.

A regular cattle and sheep market is held on the south side of the River Tees, with special sales of Swaydale rams attracting buyers from a wide area.

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" The Teesdale Hotel is a great place to eat. The menu is varied and very reasonably priced,including Sunday lunches. The sausages,apparently from the local butcher,are delicious.Staff are very friendly "

Tourist Attractions in and near Middleton-in-Teesdale to Visit



Newbiggin Methodist Chapel An interesting old chapel to visit.



Eggleston Hall Gardens 3.6 miles The "Secret Garden of the North".

Historic Houses

Historic Houses

Egglestone Abbey 9.7 miles The ruins of a monastry in a delightful setting.



Killhope - The North of England Lead Mining Museum 13.0 miles A chance to see inside a lead mine.


Out & About

Bowlees Picnic Area and Visitor Centre A lovely place, complete with waterfalls and walks.

High Force Waterfall See what is probably the most dramatic waterfall in England.

Towns Near Middleton-in-Teesdale To Visit - straight line distance:

Barnard Castle (8.73 miles) Crook (14.84 miles) Kirkby Stephen (14.97 miles) Blanchland (15.33 miles)
How to get to Middleton-in-Teesdale

Middleton-in-Teesdale Tourist Information Centre

  • 10 Market Place
    DL12 0QG
    Tel: 01833 641001
The Teesdale Hotel
Market Place Middleton-in-Teesdale DL12 0QG

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Holiday Cottages
2 The Mews
Middleton-in-Teesdale DL12 0QG
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Garden Cottage
Mickleton near Middleton-in-Teesdale DL12 0PN
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West House
Middleton-in-Teesdale DL12 0QP
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Tuesday 21st April
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Night :Clear skies3°C Clear skies
Wednesday 22nd April
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Night :Fog4°C Fog
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