Travelling around Sedgefield
Sedgefield is situated in the North East of England in the heart of County Durham. With beautiful Georgian architecture, scenic walks and a skyline dominated by the medieval spires of its Grade 1 listed church, there’s much to admire in this pleasant market town. Indulge in a little retail therapy on Sedgefield’s bustling high street or enjoy a peaceful afternoon at Hardwick Hall Country Park, with a lake, woodlands and a number of historic buildings.
Just a short drive from the A1 off junction 60, Sedgefield is easily accessible by road. Arriva buses operate in the area, providing services in and around the town centre, as well as routes to nearby hubs, such as Darlington and Durham.
Nestled in the Vale of Durham, Sedgefield is surrounded by natural beauty, with an abundance of parks, woodlands and gardens to enjoy. Not far from the town centre, you’ll find Ceddesfeld Hall, a wonderful Victorian-style garden designed around a medieval rectory, with beautiful tree-lined paths, willow tunnels and a number of unusual sculptures.
If you fancy a flutter, why not treat yourself to a day out at the races. Sedgefield has the only racecourse in County Durham and plays host to a number of high-profile events throughout the year. For all you train enthusiasts, The National Railway Museum is just a few miles up the road, offering guided tours, demonstrations and a chance to take a ride on a genuine 19th-century steam train.
In the evening, this little market town comes to life. Quaff some ale at one of the town’s traditional coaching inns or head to The Manor House, an 18th-century Queen Anne building, offering live music, dancing and cocktails.