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County - Northumberland | Map
Tel code: 01670 | code search
Postcode: NE63 | code search
Population: 27500
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Birthplace of:
Bobby Charlton Jack Charlton John Hall Katherine Copeland
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Folk Customs:
Allendale Tar Barrel Carrying
Northumberland Clog Dancing
Shrovetide Football at Alnwick

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Block & Tackle
"Redecorated, refurbished, nice food and of course a lovely couple who are working very hard to keep everything nice - well done you two!!!

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Block & Tackle
"I have visited this establishment on different occasions, and can only say that myself and quite a large number of local residents are delighted that the pub is eventually getting ..." More

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Ashington is situated in the county of Northumberland in north-east England. There is currently debate as to whether it should be described as a town or village but if the latter were the case it would be the largest village in England. During the 1840’s, when the Duke of Portland built houses to encourage workers escaping from the potato famine to come and work at the local collieries he was founding, Ashington grew from a small hamlet into a successful small mining town and during the peak coal mining period it was considered by many to be the “world’s largest coal-mining village”. When deep pit coal mining declined during the 1980’s and 1990’s, the collieries closed one by one until just the Ellington colliery remained. That in turn, closed in 2005 but in 2006, limestone was discovered locally and plans have been put forward for an open-cast mine on the outskirts of the town although it has been objected to by many. During the 1930’s, several of Ashington’s miners took up painting in their spare time and began producing work to sell at local markets in an attempt to supplement their poor wages. They became known as the Pitmen Painters, achieving unexpected success and acceptance from the art community and were given prestigious gallery exhibitions. Their works were re-discovered during the 1970’s as ‘workers’ art’ and exhibited internationally.

Attraction

Northumberland Museum and Archives
Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Country Park
Wansbeck Riverside Park
Woodhorn Colliery Museum and Woodhorn Narrow Gauge Railway

Budget

Premier Inn Ashington *book online*

Care Home

Station Court
Woodhorn Park

Council

Wansbeck District Council

Estate Agent

Mike Rogerson Estate Agents
Moon A S
Northumberland Property
Pattinson Keith Ltd
Rickard W & Son
Stewart Ken

Holiday Park

Sandy Bay Holiday Park

Inn

Black Diamond Inn

Market

Ashington Market

Pub and Bar

Block & Tackle
Elephant

Taxi

A1 Private Hire

A1 Taxis
Abcabs
Collier Taxis
Delta Taxis
Friberg Stan
JR Private Hire
Rogers Taxis
Towart Taxis

Venue

Northumberland Museum and Archives

Shops

Shades of Green Garden Centre Ltd
Tudor Dolls Houses
DB Studios
H Samuel
Rowlands Pharmacy
Holistic Harmony
Crazy Crafters

Places to Stay near Ashington

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Black Diamond Inn (0.28 miles)

Black Diamond Inn

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This bar, restaurant and hotel is converted from an old dairy and is located just outside the centre of Ashington. Food is served all day ... More

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Premier Inn Ashington (1.37 miles)

Premier Inn Ashington
A wonderful lakeside location overlooking both lake and park, where fishing, walking and cycling are very popular. Within minutes of the coast and just 45 minutes drive to the beautiful coast of Northumberland. Our Ashington Premier ... More | visit website
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The Captains Lodge (2.20 miles)

The Captains Lodge
Newbiggin by the Sea is a great place to base yourself whilst discovering the delights of Northumberland and the Borders. The Captain's Lodge enjoys a glorious position with superb views over Newbiggin Bay and Church ... More | visit website
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The Swan (2.64 miles)

The Swan

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The Swan at Choppington is a quality assessed 3 star Inn offering great food, excellent service and comfortable en suite accommodation from a family with over 35 years experience in ... More

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Barnacre (3.38 miles)

Barnacre

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Barnacre is situated in the centre of Longhirst conservation village, within easy walking distance of Longhirst Hall and conference centre. We offer ensuite rooms, family rooms, and family suites, pets ... More

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Longhirst Hall (3.49 miles)

Longhirst Hall

Located in rural Northumberland, Longhirst - a member of Classic British Hotels, offers 77 en suite bedrooms, fitness room, two golf courses, woodland trails, two bars and the Boyson Restaurant offers the finest local and ... More | visit website

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Morpeth Court Luxury Serviced Apartments (4.74 miles)

Morpeth Court Luxury Serviced Apartments

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Unique conversion of 19th. century gaol to provide designer inspired split level apartments with all modern conveniences; a first choice destination for both business and ... More

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Castle View Bed & Breakfast (4.78 miles)

Castle View Bed & Breakfast
About Us A quiet; family run b&b based in Morpeth; Northumberland; in the heart of North East England. A notch up from the typical rural B&B; Castle View combines the advantages of being located just ... More | visit website
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Queens Head Hotel (4.89 miles)

Queens Head Hotel

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Enjoy a warm and friendly welcome from this town centre hotel that rests by the River Wansbeck. The hotel offers an ideal location for those wishing to explore the Northumberland countryside ... More

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Stepping Stones Bed & Breakfast (5.00 miles)

Stepping Stones Bed & Breakfast
Our aim is to offer a rather special place to stay, providing simple elegance and unrivalled comfort. Casual but refined, understated but with luxurious touches in an environment where you can truly feel at home. ... More | visit website

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