If you're looking to spend a day or weekend break in a great little market town in the north, Chester-le-Street is an ideal choice. Located close to Durham, it's home to Durham Cricket Club and the Emirates Riverside Cricket Ground, which hosts international music concerts alongside 50 days of domestic cricket matches every year. Walk Cuddy's Course, see the Roman Fort and visit St Cuthbert's Church which has been a site of worship since 883AD. Take the kids to Riverside Park and spot rare birds in the local nature reserves before heading into the picturesque town centre for refreshments. There are some excellent Italian restaurants in Chester-le-Street to discover and they offer a delicious dining experience for all tastes and budgets.