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Tel code: 0191 | code search
Postcode: NE12 | code search
Population: 9300
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Killingworth in North Tyneside is two places at once: the 1960s new town, originally called Killingworth Township; and the village of Old Killingworth to its south. The contrast between the two is striking. Though the years have seen much of its bold and brutalist architecture toned down (with peaked roofs added to many impractical flat-roofed houses for example) or knocked down in the case of some once confidently avant-garde blocks, some of the better designs have stood the test of time. The lake that the authorities created where previously pit heaps had stood is another example of dynamic 1960s planning. A place in the hearts of survivors of the 70s should be reserved for Killingworth, which though not named in the series provided many location for classic sitcom Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? Old Killingworth likewise for railway enthusiasts it was for Killingworth Colliery that George Stephenson built his first working locomotive, Blucher. Dial Cottage where he constructed the machine still stands, now used as a museum. With Newcastle racecourse no great distance, and its airport only a short drive away, the town makes a convenient base for those on business or pleasure in the area, easily accessed via the A1; Newcastle centre is likewise within easy reach, though Killingworth has its own amenities including shops and several pubs.

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Premier Inn Newcastle Cramlington (1.47 miles)

Premier Inn Newcastle Cramlington
Situated off Moor Farm roundabout at the A19/A189 junction, 1 mile from the A1(M). An ideal location for travel to Newcastle, the metro Centre, Northumberland and surrounding coastal areas. For shops and local amenities Newcastle ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Newcastle Holystone (1.65 miles)

Premier Inn Newcastle Holystone
Conveniently located adjacent to the A19. For shops and local amenities Newcastle city centre is only 10 miles away and if you're catching the ferry, North Shields International ferry terminal is just 4 miles away. ... More | visit website
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Innkeepers Lodge (2.35 miles)

Innkeepers Lodge

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The Innkeeper's Lodge Newcastle Gosforth is conveniently located just off the A1(M), 6 miles from Newcastle Airport and Newcastle City Centre and near to Newcastle Gosforth Racecourse. Each of our ... More

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Menzies Silverlink Park (2.61 miles)

Menzies Silverlink Park
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The Hotel is situated just a mile from the Tyne Tunnel and within easy reach of the city centre and airport. The Menzies Silverlink Park offers ... More
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Grove Park Luxury Apartments (2.77 miles)

Grove Park Luxury Apartments

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Located in the Gosforth area of Newcastle Upon Tyne . Close access to the A1 and nearby to Newcastle Racecourse. These stunning one and two bedroom ... More

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The Dorset Arms Hotel (2.78 miles)

The Dorset Arms Hotel
We offer high quality bed and breakfast accommodation in a variety of rooms as well as our award winning Centurion Restaurant; a beautiful bar with beer garden and a private function room giving you all ... More | visit website
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Jesmond Dene House (2.91 miles)

Jesmond Dene House

A grand house with contemporary style, a leafy setting near the heart of the city. Jesmond Dene House is neither a townhouse nor a country house hotel. Its simply 40 well-designed rooms in a richly ... More | visit website

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Travelodge Newcastle Seaton Burn (2.95 miles)

Travelodge Newcastle Seaton Burn is ideally located just 10 miles from Newcastle, 8 miles from the Metro Centre, 20 miles from Beamish Museum, 26 miles from Alnwick Castle and 8 miles from Newcastle St James ... More | visit website

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New Kent Hotel (3.20 miles)

New Kent Hotel

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Enjoy renowned, warm Geordie hospitality at this privately owned and personally operated family hotel, just minutes from the city centre. The hotel has been established for 20 years, and has built a ... More

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Jesmond Hotel (3.21 miles)

Jesmond Hotel
Newcastle Jesmond Hotel is a peaceful and relaxing getaway amidst the hustle and bustle of a lively city while at the same time only minutes away from the Newcastle quayside famous for its night life ... More | visit website

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