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Situated at the top of Weardale in County Durham, lies the village of Weardale between Cowshill and Ireshopeburn, named after the river Wear which reaches the sea at Sunderland, around forty miles to the east. It is situated about 1100 feet above sea level In 1895, Wearhead became the terminus of the Weardale Valley Extension Railway, mainly a freight line carrying limestone, iron ore, lead ore and fluorspar to the industrial areas of north east England. The line closed to passenger traffic in 1953 and then to freight in 1961. Since then, it was in use for a time as an office and base for lorries, then in 1977 as a Landrover agency. The station buildings and platform are now extant and in use as a private residence whilst the locomotive shed has been demolished.. Wearhead has seen much decline since the 1960ís and finally lost its last shop with the closure of the Co-op in 2005. Shortly afterwards, the Methodist church held its last service after being in existence for over 179 years. Wearhead today offers an ideal location for exporing Weardale and the north Pennines with a number of small bed and breakfast and guest house accommodations available as well as self-catering cottages. Within easy reach is Burnhope Reservoir, Langdale Beck and Hill End as well as many sites of historic and industrial interest.


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Nent Hall Country House Hotel (7.39 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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Lovelady Shield Country House Hotel (7.50 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 Pack Horse Inn (8.61 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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Strathmore Arms (8.64 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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Lord Crewe Arms Hotel (9.46 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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Victoria Inn (9.52 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 (9.61 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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The Cumberland Hotel (9.63 miles)

The Cumberland Hotel
The Cumberland Hotel offers you a warm welcome deep in the heart of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A family-run, five bedroom hotel overlooking the River South Tyne in the ... More | visit website
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Cumberland Inn (9.63 miles)

Cumberland Inn

The Cumberland Hotel offers facilities to suit you, whatever your reason for visiting Alston Moor. All of our bedrooms have en-suite facilities, and our five bedrooms can accommodate up to fourteen guests at a time, ... More | visit website

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Angel Inn (9.66 miles)

Angel Inn
The Angel Inn is a traditional country pub and Bed & Breakfast with a cosy log fire in the winter and a friendly atmosphere.

Only an hour away from Scotland, The Lake District and Hadrian's Wall. ... More | visit website

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