Things to do and see when staying at The Inn

The countryside surrounding The Inn at Brough is absolutely steeped in history and abounds in historic towns and villages, ancient monuments and museums.
There are masses of attractions and activities for the visitor within a half-hour drive of The Inn, often on deserted roads. Brough is ideal as a centre for walking, cycling and driving through the beautiful Eden Valley and its surrounding hills and fells and is within easy reach of the North York Moors, the Yorkshire Dales, the Lake District, the County Palatinate of Durham and Hadrian's Wall. The Eden Valley has a major advantage in not being crowded with tourists.
We have arranged the places to visit in order of distance from Brough. Rather than replicate other websites we offer a short introduction to each item and a link to their own website which you will find in the 'Contact' section.
The following website links are also always worth visiting when planning a holiday:

 

Bowes Church
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The church stands in the tiny hamlet of Bowes about 13 miles east along the A66 from The Inn at Brough and originally dates from the mid 12th century with additions made in the 13th and 14th centuries. The graveyard contains many headstones and graves dating from the 18th centuries and is the resting place of one of Charles Dickens' famous characters.

The grave of William Shaw, the headmaster of Shaw's Acadamy in Bowes, whom Dickens is said to have used as the model for Wackford Squeers the headmaster in Nicholas Nickleby, lies in the NE corner of the graveyard of the Church. In the SE corner is the grave of George Ashton Taylor who died while a pupil at the acadamy. Dickens believed it was on this spot, beneath a Yew tree, that he conceived of the idea of Smike, the boy who ran away from Dotheboys Hall.

Bowes like Brough stands on the old Stainway, one of the few passable East to West routes across the Pennines, and is a beautifully peaceful spot. St Giles' Church is a Grade II listed building but like many now seems to be always locked preventing visitors from enjoying our heritage.

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Bowes Church

The church stands in the tiny hamlet of Bowes about 13 miles east along the A66 from The Inn at Brough and originally dates from the mid 12th century with additions made in the 13th and 14th centuries. The graveyard contains many headstones and graves dating from the 18th centuries and is the resting place of one of Charles Dickens' famous characters.

The grave of William Shaw, the headmaster of Shaw's Acadamy in Bowes, whom Dickens is said to have used as the model for Wackford Squeers the headmaster in Nicholas Nickleby, lies in the NE corner of the graveyard of the Church. In the SE corner is the grave of George Ashton Taylor who died while a pupil at the acadamy. Dickens believed it was on this spot, beneath a Yew tree, that he conceived of the idea of Smike, the boy who ran away from Dotheboys Hall.

Bowes like Brough stands on the old Stainway, one of the few passable East to West routes across the Pennines, and is a beautifully peaceful spot. St Giles' Church is a Grade II listed building but like many now seems to be always locked preventing visitors from enjoying our heritage.

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Bowes
DL12

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