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Allensford Caravan & Camping Park
"this site was horrible to find. For starters the toilets were amazing , proper diamond taps and lovely toilets. The toilet roll felt fantastic. Good quality caravans aswell

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Allensford Caravan & Camping Park
"We have just got back from the caravan site and have to say it is the worst place I have ever stayed. The toilets are appaulling only to be ..." More

Allensford Caravan & Camping Park
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Castleside is a small village situated two miles south west of Consett and a mile south of the river Derwent. Located in the parish of Lanchester, the village centre is located on the main A68 road, which runs between Edinburgh and Darlington with the village crossroads allowing easy access to Consett, the North Pennines and Stanhope. A possible explanation of where its name is derived is from a farmhouse, built in 1773 in the enclosure of common land in Lanchester Parish, which was let to a tenant by the name of Castle, with an eminence near the farm, which became known as Castleís Hill. The land attached to the farm was all on the north side of the Waterford Stanifordham road so became known as Castleís side, which is probably how the name was derived. A later Act of Parliament then allowed a road to be built crossing the road, through the village and join the military road near Allanís ford, now Allansford. Houses were built along the road on the side of Castleís farm and the village grew from there with the centre being located on the now A68 main Edinburgh and Darlington road and the crossroads in the village allowing easy access to Consett, the North Pennines and Stanhope.


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Derwent Manor Hotel (1.24 miles)

Derwent Manor Hotel

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Built in the style of a Manor House making it one of the most distinctive hotels in Northumberland. Overlooking the Derwent Valley, this beautiful hotel is located within easy reach of ... More

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The Old Mill Knitsley (2.57 miles)

The Old Mill Knitsley
Knitsley Mill is a 16th century converted Mill House situated between Lanchester, Consett and the Land of The Prince Bishops. An operational mill from medieval times, Knitsley Mill is set in 100 acres of glorious ... More | visit website
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Cornmill Cottage at Stowhouse Farm Cottages (5.10 miles)

Cornmill Cottage at Stowhouse Farm Cottages

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Nestling within 120 acres of peaceful farmland, four pretty and very comfortable cottages are ideally situated for exploring the unspoilt treasures of England's northerly counties. Attractions as ... More

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The Anchor Inn (5.20 miles)

The Anchor Inn

Welcome to the Anchor Inn of Whittonstall. Originally built as a coach house in the 1700's this splendid inn and acclaimed restaurant offers two well-stocked bars along with traditional inn style dining.The Anchor Inn is ... More | visit website

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Kings Head (5.51 miles)

Kings Head
An imposing Pub located adjacent the picturesque village green. A family run Hotel and pub. We have 6 en-suite rooms shower rooms which have been stylishly designed. Double rooms have a giant 6 foot beds, twin rooms ... More | visit website
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Hamsteels Hall (6.69 miles)

Hamsteels Hall
Only a short drive away from attractions such as Beamish Open Air Museum, the Baltic Art Gallery, The Centre for Life Museum, The Millennium Bridge, The Angel of the North, Bede's World, Hadrians Wall, Durham ... More | visit website

Royal Oak (6.70 miles)

Royal Oak

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Welcome to the Royal Oak . The Royal Oak is a family run Venue situated in one of Durham's hidden Valleys offering fantastic panorama, venues and walks. We have a ... More

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Lord Crewe Arms Hotel (7.02 miles)

Lord Crewe Arms Hotel
Dating from 1165, The Lord Crewe Arms is a unique, historical property with traditional charm. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, the individually designed rooms feature en suite bathrooms. Rooms are classically decorated with floral fabrics and dark ... More | visit website
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New Hall Farm (7.09 miles)

New Hall Farm

New Hall Farm is an 18th century working farm on the outskirts of Wolsingham, Weardale. New Hall Farm Cottage has been recently extensivly refurbished to a very high standard. With oak flooring throughout the cottage, the lounge is ... More | visit website

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Greenwell Farm (7.40 miles)

Greenwell Farm

A very warm welcome at Greenwell Farm which overlooks the hills of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. These character cottages situated in peaceful country surroundings are well equipped to a high standard ... More | visit website

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