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New Sun Wah
"If you like your food delivered over an hour and a half after ordering then this is the place. Deliveries are apalling and saying it will be with you ..." More

Summerville Guest House
"An excellent B&B. The owner, Paul,makes you feel very welcome with that home from home feeling. Nothing is too much trouble. Great breakfasts and very clean, comfortable rooms. I have ..." More

Summerville Guest House
"really friendly welcome when we arrived. room very clean. excellent breakfast. the proprietor paul could not do enough for us.

Date visited: 19/05/07 ..." More

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Whickham is a town four miles southwest of Newcastle upon Tyne in north east England. The name is an Anglo-Saxon term meaning ‘estate with a quickset hedge’ but the town is not mentioned until after the Norman Conquest, when in the Boldon Book, compiled for the Bishop of Durham in 1183, it is referred to as ‘Quykham’ and for which the Bishop charged each of the 35 tenants 16 shillings in rent for an ox gang of land (around 15 acres). Agriculture played an important role in Whickham’s history but it was overshadowed when coal was found to be available close to the surface, and easily mined. Used for centuries for domestic fuel it became more widespread in the fourteenth century. The Bishop of Durham granted a lease of the coalmines in 1356 thus forming the industry that would dominate the area until 1964. In the 16th century, national demand was high so wealthy merchants and landowners bought up land to maximize production to the loss of local villages whose crops were ruined by the wagons carrying the coal to the river which later spurned the railways causing further loss of land. Their legacy of large houses and extravagant lifestyle is visible to this day but since the last pit closures, the area has largely recovered and is once again rural and peaceful.




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Gibside (0.13 miles)

Ideally situated for business or leisure. Five minutes from the A1M and MetroCentre at Gateshead - easy access to Newcastle City Centre. Historic Village location. Extensive car / coach parking facilities. 'Paco's' Restaurant offers A ... More | visit website
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Summerville Guest House (0.26 miles)

Summerville Guest House
Guesthouse in picturesque village of Whickham, only 4 minutes from the Metro Centre, 10 minutes from Beamish Museum and 8 minutes from Newcastle Airport.
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Express by Holiday Inn - Newcastle Metro Centre (0.68 miles)

Express by Holiday Inn - Newcastle Metro Centre

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Conveniently located off the A1 at the Metro Centre, this hotel is 10 minutes from Newcastle city centre. It is walking distance from 3 restaurants and public transport. The Express by Holiday ... More

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Rowers Hotel (1.29 miles)

Rowers Hotel

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The Rowers' decor is nautical and oak panelling throughout the hotel adds a warm touch. A cosy cocktail lounge is the perfect venue for or a quiet drink. Recent refurbishment's have ... More

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Royal Hotel (1.43 miles)

Royal Hotel

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Situated between the Newcastle/Gateshead Quayside and the Metrocentre and just off the A1. The Royal Hotel is a convenient and amicable place to stay. With friendly staff and excellent food ... More

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Bluebird Hotel (1.85 miles)

Bluebird Hotel

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Bluebird Hotel offers rooms suitable to your needs at the cheapest rates in town. Our objective is to provide a comfortable stay to you at budget prices so that you ... More

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Roselodge House (1.85 miles)

Roselodge House
Initially built as a church, now an impressive bed and breakfast boasting 50 luxuriously furnished rooms, both large and small. Sympathetically restored to keep in line with modern requirements yet retaining much of the stunning ... More | visit website
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East Byermoor Guest House (1.87 miles)

East Byermoor Guest House

Countryside Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Whickham, Newcastle upon Tyne. Make yourself at home... and we will try to make you feel at home. By being flexible and accommodating, we aim to make your stay ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Newcastle South (1.92 miles)

Premier Inn Newcastle South
Ideally situated for both business and leisure guests. For business this hotel is located on the Team Valley Trading Estate next to the A1(M). For shops and local amenities Newcastle city centre is only 3 ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Newcastle (Team Valley) (2.07 miles)

Premier Inn Newcastle (Team Valley)

Just off the A1. For shops and local amenities the MetroCentre is only 1 mile away or it's 2.5 miles to Newcastle city centre. Local attractions include Quayside nightlife, the Sage, the Baltic and Metro ... More | visit website

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