Staindrop is a largish village situated in County Durham. It is (at the risk of sounding biased) a very pretty village with a long village green, a church dating back to Saxon times and the magnificent Raby Castle just a stones throw north of the village. Staindrop has a population in the region of 1300, although the size of the population appears to have changed very little throughout the centuries. Staindrop has both primary and secondary schools. There are a small number of local businesses and shops including a post office as well as a public house.