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Days Out Attractions & Buildings


The ancient ancestral home of George Washington - Washington Old Hall – was built in this town in the 17th century. The Old Hall is beautifully furnished in pieces from the same period, providing a fascinating insight into how the first President of the United State’s family may have lived. Outside are immaculately maintained gardens featuring the scented plants and herbs of the time. The Great Hall is also available for weddings and private functions – a venue sure to lend any occasion an upmarket air. A Washington attraction with very different appeal is Washington Wetlands Centre. The centre is set in 100 acres of stunning wetland and woodland on the River Wear and is a major conservation success story providing as it does a home to hundreds of rare and endangered ducks, geese and swans, plus a colourful breeding colony of Chilean Flamingos.