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Tel code: 0191 | code search
Postcode: DH9 | code search
Population: 250
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Beamish Mary Inn
"Stumbled accross the most amazing Sunday Lunch I have ever had!!!! My wife & myself were heading to Beamish Museum when we stopped of at the Beamish Mary Inn which is ..." More

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"Thoroughly enjoyable! Some of the most fantastic ales I've ever tasted. My favourite was the Slipway. Visited on a day trip to nearby museum. Glad we called. The food was ..." More

Beamish Mary Inn
"I read the previous comments and must stress I totally disagree with them. The family paid a visit to Beamish Museum back in July and popped into the Beamish Mary ..." More

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Located in northeast England, Beamish is a village in County Durham in the district of Chester-le-Street, situated to the northeast of the town of Stanley. It is located within Hell Hole Wood. The village is home to Beamish Museum, an open-air museum that replicates a northern town of the early twentieth century and tries to show what life was like in a typical northern town. Much of the restoration and interpretation is specific to 1913. Beamish was the first open air museum in England, established in the1970ís under Frank Atkinsonís direction. Atkinsonís aim was to preserve the customs, traditions and dialect from the region and adopted an unselective collecting policy whereby local people could, and were encouraged, to donate to the museum anything relative to the period. Initially financed by a consortium of County Councils from Cleveland, Durham, Northumberland and Tyne & Wear, the museum now is largely self-funded from the admission charges and attracts around 340,000 visitors each year. Beamish has its own railway, the Pockerley Waggonway that consists of an engine shed from 1825 and a short track. Three replica steam locomotives, including one of George Stephensonís Locomotion No 1, take visitors for a ride in the unsprung carriages. An NER railway station and tramway also operate from Beamish although the steam trains no longer operate.


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Three Arch Cottage (0.89 miles)

Three Arch Cottage

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A charming rural retreat yet only 5 miles from Gateshead's Metro Centre and its huge variety of shops, eating places and cinema, this traditional converted granary certainly ... More

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Beamish Hall (1.14 miles)

Beamish Hall

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17th Century Beamish Hall Hotel is located in a secluded and picturesque setting near to the historic city of Durham. Next door to Beamish Museum, the hotel has individually designed bedrooms ... More

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South Causey Inn (1.43 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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Beamish Park Hotel (1.91 miles)

Beamish Park Hotel
If you're looking for hotels in Newcastle, Beamish Park Hotel is one of two hotels close to Newcastle city centre and is an ideal location, whether business or holiday. Of the two hotels, Beamish park ... More | visit website
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Beamish Park Hotel (1.91 miles)

Beamish Park Hotel

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The Beamish Park Hotel is the perfect retreat for both business and leisure guests. The Hotel is family owned and operated, with friendly staff to ensure you feel more than welcome ... More

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Chapel House Apartments (1.93 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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The Plough Inn (2.47 miles)

The Plough Inn
The Plough Inn has recently been refurbished to it's true character of a classy country pub. The restaurant is warm and friendly offering a wide range of home cooked food and home baked pies. There is ... More | visit website
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Park Farm Hotel (2.93 miles)

Park Farm Hotel
The 17th century stables have been sympathetically converted into five contemporary mezzanine suites which have a light spacious feel and feature the original beams. The single storey barn has been converted into three spacious, classically ... More | visit website
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Ravensworth Arms (2.99 miles)

Ravensworth Arms

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The Ravensworth Arms stands on the site of Clubdon Hall, and takes it's name from the nearby Ravensworth Castle. The pub can boast a wealth of literary connections: Lewis Carroll ... More

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Old Manse Guest House (3.05 miles)

Old Manse Guest House

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We are situation between the city of Durham and Newcastle both highly desirable city breaksand for their Historical points and of course their fabulous night life. Locally we have the ... More

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