IreshopeburnCopyright Peter McDermott


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Population: 140
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Ireshopeburn is a small village in the Weardale area of the Pennines. It is situated on the south side of Weardale, between St.John’s Chapel and Wearhead and on the opposite side of the river Wear to West Blackdene and New Ho. It is pronounced locally as ‘Eye-ssup-burn’. Ireshopeburn is home to High House Chapel, the oldest purpose-built Methodist Chapel in the world to have held continuous weekly services since its foundation in 1760. John Wesley himself preached at High House on many occasions and lived in an adjoining house, which is now the Weardale Museum. The museum houses and exhibits some of the history of Weardale where you can discover what life was like during the 19th century in the Dale. In addition to its Wesleyan connection, the museum also has displays depicting the life and times of Weardale families during the Victorian era, the Weardale railway and the geology of the area. Both the museum and High House Chapel are situated alongside the A689 at Ireshopeburn. The village is also the base of the YMCA Outdoor Centre. Above the village is Burnhope Reservoir where an earth dam wall was completed during the 1930s, allowing the area to be flooded, drowning the former village of Burnhope. The Burnhope Reservoir Railway, a narrow gauge railway network, was used in the construction of the dam.

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Strathmore Arms (7.78 miles)

Strathmore Arms

The Strathmore Arms is well known to locals and to many travellers, though its semi remote location and being on a no through road means that you have to be going there for a reason.
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Nent Hall Country House Hotel (8.14 miles)

Nent Hall Country House Hotel

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Nent Hall offers a charming destination to enjoy a relaxing break. Set in peaceful gardens, we are only a short drive from the Lake District, Hadrian's Wall and much more.
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The Pack Horse Inn (8.21 miles)

The Pack Horse Inn
he Pack Horse Inn is a former 18th Century Coaching Inn in the centre of the village of Stanhope. Stanhope is well known as the centre of Weardale, with its picturesque walks and historic buildings. Stanhope ... More | visit website
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Lovelady Shield Country House Hotel (8.27 miles)

Lovelady Shield Country House Hotel
A lovely old country house, tastefully furnished and situated in beautiful grounds.

Approached by a long tree lined drive, offering complete seclusion and unspoiled views of the surrounding countryside. Ideal for visiting the lakes, Hadrians Wall, ... More | visit website
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The Forresters Hotel & Restaurant (9.43 miles)

The Forresters Hotel & Restaurant

The Forresters Hotel & Restaurant is located in the centre of the attractive little town of Middleton in Teesdale. The town is on the Durham side of the river at the point where ... More | visit website

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Teesdale Hotel (9.49 miles)

Teesdale Hotel

We are conveniently located in the quaint stone built country village of Middleton-in-Teesdale which is situated in the heart of the magnificently beautiful Upper Teesdale, historically the most northerly of the famous Yorkshire Dales, in ... More | visit website

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Lord Crewe Arms Hotel (9.75 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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Lyncroft Cottage (10.10 miles)

Lyncroft Cottage

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In the heart of a traditional Weardale village set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, this charming 19th century beamed cottage, with its delightful enclosed courtyard, ... More

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Victoria Inn (10.23 miles)

Victoria Inn

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The Victoria Inn is a traditional town centre hostelry. Comprising of 8 rooms, offering a range of clean, comfortable, affordable bed and breakfast accommodation, from single to family rooms.Situated in ... More

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Alston House (10.31 miles)

Alston House

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This family run hotel in tranquil Alston offers you locally sourced, home cooked food, in an area of outstanding natural beauty that is a paradise for walkers and cyclists.
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