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Aldbrough St John


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Tel code: 01325 | code search
Postcode: DL11 | code search
Population: 500
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Aldbrough St John is a village in North Yorkshire, close to the border with County Durham about three miles from Scotch Corner and a short drive from the town of Darlington, close to Piercebridge on the river Tees. There is much speculation about the history of this village, including whether or not it had a castle and what its name means. The Vikings word for an old, fortified stronghold is “old burgh” and the village inhabitants suggest they may have identified the original burgh site within the village. The village, it is claimed, stands on the edge of a Brigantian campsite and that the Romans subdued the Brigantians here. They claim that John Leland in 1540, acting on a warrant from Henry Tudor, visited the area and wrote about a ruined castle at Albruch village. In 1066 during the Norman conquest, the land in Richmondshire belonged to the Saxon Earl Edwin. After the Battle of Hastings, the land was given to Alan the Red, Duke of Brittany who built Richmond castle. The land passed down to Eleanor, wife of Henry III and on her death to John, Earl of Richmond. A charter was granted by Edward I to John, the right to hold a weekly market and yearly fair. The fair, held on the eve of the feast of St Michael, is known today as the Aldbrough Feast.

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Holiday Inn Darlington A1 (2.15 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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The George Hotel (2.61 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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Hartforth Hall Hotel (3.69 miles)

Hartforth Hall Hotel
The Hall is listed among the top 10% of architectural and historic interest. Hartforth Hall includes the splendid Georgian Drawing Room, The Herriot Bar with log fire in Winter and a Wedgwood style restaurant for relaxing ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Scotch Corner A1 Southbound (3.78 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Headlam Hall Hotel (3.98 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 (4.65 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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Blackwell Grange Hotel (4.87 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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Travelodge Scotch Corner Skeeby (4.91 miles)

Travelodge Scotch Corner Skeeby
Located on the A1 northbound just half a mile from Scotch Corner , this Travelodge provides contemporary quality accommodation. Spacious en-suite rooms, television in every room, tea and coffee making facilities, free parking, plus on ... More | visit website
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The Four Alls (4.98 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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Shoulder of Mutton Inn (5.00 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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