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Postcode: DL2 | code search
Population: 250
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Piercebridge is a small village in northern England, situated in County Durham near Darlington, on the banks of the river Tees. During the Roman invasion in AD 260-270 on their march north building roads, towns and bridges, the Romans had to cross the Tees at this point so a bridge was built followed by a fort to defend the bridge and a settlement grew, becoming Piercebridge The Roman road Dere Street runs through Piercebridge from north to south, through a field known as the Tofts, east of the Piercebridge fort. A minor road runs west, connecting the east gateway of the fort and stone foundations of many rectangular buildings with narrow ends fronting onto these streets were visible. A Roman milestone reported to have been found north of the village. A statue and two altar stones in the village are dedicated to the god Jupiter and another dedicated to the god Mars Some controversy surrounds the Roman history of Piercebridge with speculation that the bridge built by the Romans was a second bridge whilst others speculate that one may have been a dam rather than a second bridge. Research continues into the history of the area. The remains of the Roman fort are open to the public and the remains of the old Roman bridge stand around one hundred yards south of the current river course.

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The George Hotel (0.27 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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Walworth Castle Hotel (2.37 miles)

Walworth Castle Hotel

One of the country’s finest historic hotels, parts of which date back to the 12th century, Best Western Walworth Castle is set in 18 acres of grounds only 3 miles from Darlington. This independently owned ... More | visit website

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Headlam Hall Hotel (2.48 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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Luxury Darlington Apartments (3.57 miles)

Luxury Darlington Apartments

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"Sleep with us tonight" represents the chance of staying in an exclusive high quality development of apartments and mews houses in the picturesque village of Cockerton, a long established and ... More

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Holiday Inn Darlington A1 (4.41 miles)

The Holiday Inn Darlington-A1 Scotch Corner is ideally located for both the business and leisure traveller. This landmark hotel is on the junction of the A1 and the A66 near Darlington, and close to the ... More | visit website
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Business Class @ Greenhills (4.48 miles)

Business Class @ Greenhills

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Business class @ Greenhills-setting new standards for opulence, exclusivity and luxury living in County Durham with this new serviced apartment, available for short term lets with no minimum stay. Serviced ... More

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Blackwell Grange Hotel (4.66 miles)

Blackwell Grange Hotel

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Unwind in the elegance of this beautiful and historic 17th century mansion, set in 15 acres of its woodland. The hotel has 110 en-suite bedrooms with all the facilities one would expect. ... More

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Redworth Hall Hotel (4.70 miles)

Redworth Hall Hotel

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A beautiful Elizabethan hotel standing in 150 acres of peaceful woodland in County Durham.
Barceló Redworth Hall Hotel successfully combines traditional elegance with contemporary style. The grand Jacobean manor house has many ... More

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Hotel Bannatyne Darlington (4.74 miles)

Hotel Bannatyne Darlington

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A superb City Centre Hotel in the heart of Darlington. Easy access from the A1(m), train station and Durham Tees Valley Airport. Free Access to the Health Club facilities located ... More

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Trudy's Guesthouse (4.85 miles)

Trudy and Ronnie have been welcoming visitors since 1999 and have hundreds and hundreds of satisfied customers who often return to visit. As a well travelled engineer himself, Ronnie knows just how important ... More | visit website

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