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Shildon is an interesting town in County Durham in North East England home to over ten thousand people. It played an important role in the birth of the Railway, a legacy which is shared at the local Museum dedicated to Timothy Hackworth who helped pioneer the first ever passenger railway, and incorporates Locomotion National Railway Museum. This fabulous Museum spreads over 15 acres, or if thatís not enough be prepared to be impressed at the Head Of Steam, which has enthralling displays and locomotives on offer. If history of a different kind is top of your wish list Escombe Church is where the hands of time reverse 1400 years in an instant. Or perhaps the link with a thousand Roman soldiers will tempt a visit to Binchester Fort, time it right and see the re-enactment where Roman life is proudly shared. For lovers of Mother Natureís wonders there is Low Barns Nature Reserve where three lakes, streams and ponds are home to iridescent dragon flies, ducks, and kingfisherís, or how about the wild flowers and butterflies unveiled at Thrislington Plantation and Nature Reserve. Or maybe the thought of choosing a winner will be a clear favourite at Sedgefield Race Course where racing has excited punters since 1732.


Shildon Railway Village
The Playshack


St John's Church


Vintage Vehicles Car Boot

Pub and Bar

Cross Keys
Fox & Hounds
Grey Horse
Jubilee Inn
King William Inn
New Masons
Queens Head
Red Lion
The Locomotive


China Chef
Clemís Fish Restaurant
Spice Island


Byerley Road Pre-School
Shildon Primary School
St Johnís C of E School

Sunnydale Comprehensive School
Timothy Hackworth Primary School


Birds Taxis

Sports Clubs

Durham Tigers ARLFC (Rugby League)
Ferryhill Athletic (Amateur Football)
Shildon (Amateur Football)


Beech Tree Nurseries
Sweet Greetings
Godfreys Butchers
Bert the Butcher
B Stokers Quality Butchers
The Crusty Loaf Ltd
Hancock & Ainsley
M & M Chemists Ltd
Fergusons Fruit & Veg
Low Deanery Farm
Lee's Florist
Whistle Stop Cafe
The Square Cafe
Eric's Fish Bar

King Fayre

Places to Stay near Shildon

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Premier Inn Bishop Auckland (2.04 miles)

Premier Inn Bishop Auckland
Located within easy reach of the A1 and only 15 minutes from National rail links; this Premier Inn is close to Durham city centre, where Durham Castle and Cathedral can be found. The hotel boasts ... More | visit website
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Park Head Hotel (2.26 miles)

Park Head Country Hotel and Restaurant is situated in the heart of County Durham and offers a warm, friendly welcome and free Wi-Fi in public areas and guestrooms. The spacious and comfortable en suite rooms are ... More | visit website
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Parkhead Country Hotel (2.26 miles)

Parkhead Country Hotel
The Park Head Country Hotel and Restaurant is situated in the heart of County Durham and offers a warm friendly welcome at our family owned and run hotel.
Bishop Auckland is a convenient base for reaching ... More | visit website
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The Otter Hotel (2.27 miles)

The Otter Hotel

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Under new ownership from 1st January 2006, the Otter is a popular, friendly, professionally-run hotel. Undergoing refurbishment but almost finished outside will be improved over the ... More

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The Queens Head Hotel (2.46 miles)

The Queens Head Hotel
We offer the highest standards of accommodation, food and service all coupled with a warm and friendly atmosphere. The Queens Head Hotel is located opposite a picturesque market place just 2 minutes from Aukland castle, ... More | visit website
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The Castle Hotel (2.49 miles)

Situated within a few yards of the historic Auckland Castle, in the centre of Market Town in Bishop Auckland, The Castle Bar Hotel features a bar and free Wi-Fi. Durham is a 21-minute drive away. Spread ... More | visit website
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Redworth Hall Hotel (2.68 miles)

Redworth Hall Hotel

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

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Manor House Hotel & Country Club (2.91 miles)

Manor House Hotel & Country Club

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A quintessential English Manor House, steeped in history awaits you. The ideal venue for relaxing holidays.
Relaxed, charming and unpretentious are words that describe The Manor ... More

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Bury Guest House (3.59 miles)

Bury Guest House
The Bury Guest House is a family run, recently updated guest house. With TV, freeview, tea and coffee making facilities, bedding and towels in every room. Microwave, Iron etc are available. Free Parking, Free WIFI, ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Durham (Newton Aycliffe) (3.91 miles)

Ideally located within easy reach of the A1(M). For shops and local amenities this hotel is close to Darlington. Durham city centre is only 9 miles away and for business this hotel is near to ... More | visit website

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