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Postcode: DL11 | code search
Population: 130
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The little Teesdale village of Ovington is these days officially in County Durham, but moving borders doesn’t change the soul of a place, and many would still see it as part of North Yorkshire. Situated on the south bank of the Tees Ovington between Barnard Castle and Darlington, Ovington is just a ten minute drive from Scotch Corner on the A1along the old Watling Street (now the A66) and some country lanes. The village then is an easy place to get to and from for travellers wanting to explore the Yorkshire Dales to the south and Wearsdale to the north, or happy to stay in Teesdale itself, or a good place to break a journey to or from Scotland. The place is noted for its maypole, though the one now standing on the Green is relatively new. The story goes that the first maypole set up in Ovington was liberated in the 17th century from the nearby village of Hutton Magna by some Ovington toughs. Either because the Ovington lads were too formidable, or perhaps because the folk of Hutton were happy to be rid of it at a time when the Puritans were very down on maypole dancing, nothing was done about the blatant theft. Though Ovington is a small place it still has its village pub, The Four Alls, a pretty stone building with its own micro-brewery to reward the walker after a day’s exertions, or just a nice place to relax and sip characterful beer.


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The Four Alls (0.04 miles)

The Four Alls
The Four Alls is a stone built traditional inn located in the centre of the village of Ovington. It is centrally located with easy access to Barnard Castle and the Bowes Museum, Darlington with its ... More | visit website
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A66 Motel (2.51 miles)

A66 Motel

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A fully licensed family owned and ran hotel with a comprehensive menu. A warm and friendly welcome awaits with quality accommodation in tastefully decorated rooms. All rooms en-suite with free ... More

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Headlam Hall Hotel (2.83 miles)

Headlam Hall Hotel

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A secluded rural retreat, this Jacobean country house hotel with luxury spa and golf course is situated 10 minutes' drive from the A1. The hotel is located in 4 acres of beautiful ... More | visit website

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The Morritt (3.17 miles)

The Morritt

This beautiful hotel provides accommodation for holiday makers as well as those wanting to get away for weekend breaks. Diners are always welcome to eat in the 'a la carte' restaurant, bistro, bar or our ... More | visit website

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Lily Hill Farm (4.06 miles)

Lily Hill Farm
Lily hill is traditional Georgian farmhouse situated in quiet hamlet of Brignall, amidst wonderful views. 12 miles west of Scotch corner, 1 mile off A66. We are ideally situated for walking or touring dales. We ... More | visit website
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Jersey Farm Hotel (4.41 miles)

Jersey Farm Hotel

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A haven of peace and quiet, somewhere to relax enjoy good food good company and a memorable time. Jersey Farm Country Hotel has been owner run for over 28 years. From a ... More

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The George Hotel (5.03 miles)

The George Hotel

Situated on the banks of the River Tees, The George hotel is much more than a coaching inn. Behind its traditional facade, the George has a wonderful Ball room, recently renovated, a restaurant overlooking the ... More | visit website

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Strathmore Lawn East (5.05 miles)

Strathmore Lawn East
The Bed and Breakfast is beautifully decorated and each room consists with tea/coffee facilities, T.V in each room, central heating in all rooms and en-suite on most rooms and private washing facilities available. A hearty ... More | visit website
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Marwood House (5.09 miles)

Marwood House
A grade II victorian building set in the delightful market town of Barnard Castle. Local towns within easy access are Darlington and Bishop Auckland. A central location with centre and castle nearby. The residene is ... More | visit website
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Shoulder of Mutton Inn (5.10 miles)

Shoulder of Mutton Inn
Set in the picturesque village of Kirby Hill, the 18th century Shoulder of Mutton Inn offers traditional accommodation with full English breakfast, excellent home-cooked meals and hand-pull real ales. The Inn makes an ideal ... More | visit website

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