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Derwent Manor Hotel
"Good Points: Excellent staff and breakfast Bad Points: Water not suitable for drinking in room although bottled water was provided General review: Generally OK, rooms a little dreary and in need of ..." More

Derwent Manor Hotel
"Good Points: facilities General review: Nice clean hotel, friendly and focused staff, reasonably priced food.

Date visited: 2007-11-10 ..." More

Derwent Manor Hotel
"The hotel provided a relaxing and comfortable break with excellent facilities. The food in the restaurant was excellent.

Date visited: 14/12/2004 ..." More

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Consett is a small town located high on the edge of the Pennines in northwest County Durham, close to the river Derwent and is the administrative capitol of the Derwentside district. In 1841 Consett was a small village with just over a hundred inhabitants. It became a boom town when a small group of entrepreneurs introduced the first blast furnaces and formed the Consett Iron Company. Perched on the eastern bank of the river Derwent, Consett owes its origins to the industrial development that arose from lead mining together with the development of the steel industry from the Derwent Valley. During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the Derwent Valley was the home of the British steel industry, helped by the availability of coal from Tyneside and the import of quality iron ore from Sweden through Newcastle. By the nineteenth century however, steel was being made from British iron ore and so the geographic advantage was lost allowing Sheffield to become the leading centre. At its peak in the 1960ís the Consett Steel Works provided jobs for over 6000 workers but intense competition from Teeside and overseas saw its closure and by the 1980ís the town suffered severe unemployment. Where steel once dominated the town, Consett today is home to a variety of small and medium sized businesses and the Derwent Reservoir is popular with families and tourists.

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Abacus (North East) Bookkeeping Services
Jones Boyd
Northern Financial Consultants

Dentist

Mr I Lightfoot
Shotley Bridge Dental Surgery

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Hamilton & Partners
Hamilton & Partners Blackhill
Leadgate Surgery
Stevenson & Partners

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Bennett Richmond

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Rose Cottage Flowers
Consett Pet Centre Ltd
Delves Pet Warehouse
Leadgate Pharmacy
Eyesite
Coco Reef

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Derwent Manor Hotel (1.99 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 (2.44 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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Deneview Guest House (2.58 miles)

Deneview Guest House
Set in an area rich in natural beauty, and offering superior B&B accommodation, Deneview Guest House is 2 miles from Consett in a rural village called Castleside, on the edge of the Durham Dales. On ... More | visit website
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The Anchor Inn (3.89 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 (4.62 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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Cornmill Cottage at Stowhouse Farm Cottages (5.94 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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South Causey Inn (6.20 miles)

South Causey Inn
Welcome to South Causey Inn and Equestrian Centre, nestled in the beautiful Beamish Valley with tranquil surroundings, this is the rural gateway to traditional North Eastern hospitality. Our stone built and newly re-furbished Inn has ... More | visit website
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Hamsteels Hall (6.28 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
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Chapel House Apartments (6.65 miles)

Chapel House Apartments
Chapel House overlooks age-old countryside, a welcome escape from the rigors of modern city living. The four centrally heated studio apartments form part of a recently converted Methodist Chapel. Each double studio has ... More | visit website
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Royal Oak (6.65 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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