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Classic & sports car hire in the Durham Dales

14 February 2020

Enjoy a day out in a fabulous car exploring the scenic routes of Teesdale...


Explore the Dales with our driving routes 


Explore the scenic, traffic-free roads of the North Pennines with classic and sports car hire at The Rose & Crown.


Teesdale, part of the unspoilt Durham Dales, is the ideal base for guests to traverse magnificent routes, passing by undulating landscapes, pretty villages and historic attractions along the way.


Sitting between Swaledale to the south and Weardale to the north, Teesdale offers drivers endless possibilities, and the Lake District is within comfortable reach for those who wish to venture a little further afield. Whilst guests may explore where the road less travelled takes them, we’ve also compiled a list of tried and tested routes, showcasing the picturesque scenery of County Durham and North Yorkshire.



Tour of Teesdale


Guests can enjoy a scenic trip around charming Teesdale. Follow the River Tees down to Barnard Castle passing through the quaint villages of Cotherstone and Lartington. After crossing the bridge in Barnard Castle and heading up through the town, guests can follow the road out to Eggleston and then on up to Middleton-in-Teesdale before returning to Romaldkirk via Mickleton.


Approximately 25 miles



Teesdale and Arkengarthdale


Venture past Teesdale, heading over to Brough and Kirby Stephen on the edge of Cumbria. Follow the road to idyllic North Yorkshire, through to Arkengarthdale before a leisurely stop in the highest pub in the UK, Tan Hill. Guests can then make their way back over ‘the Stang’ back to Barnard Caste.


Approximately 60 miles


Teesdale & Weardale


Drive up beyond Teesdale and continue north west over to Alston on stunningly remote roads. Return down Weardale, before passing through Stanhope, and then past the tranquil Hamsterly Forest, back to Romaldkirk.


Approximately 60 miles


Enjoy driving these serene routes with a classic or sports car from our carefully curated selection. It boasts three classic and sports cars; an iconic Audi Quattro, the legendary Mercedes SL380, and an immaculate Aston Martin DB7 V12 Vantage Volante, all available for guests to hire. Hire prices vary from £135 to £350 and are available for our residents only. 


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