• Eat and drink In Holwick, the cosy Strathmore Arms welcomes wet and muddy walkers with a log fire burning all year. Its gammon with eggs and homemade chips is recommended, with a pint of Strathmore Gold.

It is thought that the name might be derived from St. Rumwold, a little-known Saxon saint who is said to have preached the Gospel after his baptism as an infant; his resting place is recorded as being in Buckingham. The village church at Strixton, Northamptonshire is unusually dedicated to him.

Romaldkirk is set amidst the glorious Teesdale countryside. For those of you who don't know Teesdale it is stunning…… a dale of green rolling pastures, the spectacular upper course of the river Tees and flanked by the rugged beauty of open moorland. This much undiscovered land is nestled between Swaledale to the south and Weardale to the north.

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Our approach is to combine the traditional charm of this historic building with contemporary touches and an ambiance that is about comfort and relaxation. At the heart of what we do is great food and drink that reflects our location and that is served with a smile.

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This village inn makes a perfect base for exploring the north Pennines but a few fusty, old-fashioned touches take the shine off this step back in time

The architects Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew are buried near the village church.

This AA red star property has 14 bedrooms, an award winning restaurant and a great bar in which to enjoy food & drink. Lunch and dinner is served daily and there is outside seating where you can relax with a drink and watch the world roll slowly by!

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The church is a Grade 1 listed building, containing surviving sections of Anglo-Saxon walls either side of the chancel arch, as well as a late medieval rood stair, a stone tomb effigy of Hugh Fitz Henry (who died on campaign with Edward I in 1305) in chain mail, a 12th-century font, and a pulpit (originally part of a three decker) from the early 18th century.[3]

I don’t think it’s just my nostalgia that makes me feel there’s an effervescent quality to this underrated region. It’s full of the charm, beauty and peace you might hope to find only in the most neglected corners of the Lakes, and this inn is a wonderful base from which to explore it.• Accommodation was provided by the Rose & Crown, Romaldkirk, County Durham (doubles from £115 B&B, 01833 650 213, rose-and-crown.co.uk)

• See From Middleton, a short, uphill walk to the bronze age site of Kirkcarrion is worth it for the views alone. It is thought to be the burial site of a chieftan called Caryn.

Romaldkirk is a village in Teesdale, County Durham, in the Pennines of England. The village lies within the historic boundaries of the North Riding of Yorkshire.

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Fourteen very comfortable bedrooms with character, charm and splashes of luxury.

The Rose & Crown is an 18th century inn standing on the green of the picture postcard village of Romaldkirk in Teesdale, the most southerly of the Durham Dales near to the market town of Barnard Castle.

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Anyone who fails to love this heartbreakingly rugged and underexplored corner of the north Pennines should be put in stocks and have rotten tomatoes thrown at them. And, handily, the sweet village of Romaldkirk has a set on one of its three greens. You could mistake this village for the Cotswolds, so quaint are its cottages. They’re warm honey-grey, gentle and welcoming, not glowering and flinty as you might expect in the far north of England.

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This area holds a special magic for me: I spent much of my childhood here, visiting my grandparents. I blurrily recall that the Tees teemed with minnows to be caught in jam jars; Barnard Castle’s smallish ruin was a fantastical towering fortress; High Force was as important as Niagara … even far-from-quaint Darlington held the thrilling prospect of the Dolphin Centre waterslides.

• ShopIn Middleton in Teesdale, traditional ironmonger J Raine and Son is a great place to find something you hadn’t realised you needed.

The village was formerly served by Romaldkirk railway station.

If you are staying at Headlam Hall for a short break it makes for an enjoyable trip out with some fantastic attractions also in the area such as High Force (England's highest waterfall). Our reception team will be happy to give directions or make advance bookings if required.


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