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Birthplace of:
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Folk Customs:
Durham Miners Gala
Greatham Sword Dance
Singing from Durham Cathedral Tower

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Byreside Caravan Site
"Stayed here in my caravan overnight, had planned to stay longer but moved on. What a disgrace this site is. The toilet block is an old farm building and its ..." More

Carlton Restaurant
"THe best take out sunday Lunch you can get in Consett ,worth a try! They also do great Xmas party nights if you want a great night out with friends ..." More

Byreside Caravan Site
"The owner is friendly.the grounds are lovely but the toilet &shower blocks location lets the whole site down.We were staying in a tent & were at the far corner of ..." 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 1960’s the Consett Steel Works provided jobs for over 6000 workers but intense competition from Teeside and overseas saw its closure and by the 1980’s 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.




Consett to Sunderland Railway Path
Mister Twister's Wacky World of Fun


Byreside Caravan Site

Caravan Park

Byreside Caravan Site
Manor Park Caravan Park

Care Home

Abigail Lodge Care Home
Brockwell Court Care Home
Edmundbuyers House Care Home
Redwell Hills Care Home




Derwentside District Council

Estate Agent

Halifax Property Services
Reeds Rains Estate Agents
Wood J W

Golf Club

Consett & District
Crook Golf Club

Health and Fitness Club

Cutz & Curves Gymnasium


Consett Market

Pub and Bar


Black Diamond
Black Horse
Derwent Walk Inn
Freemasons Arms
Miners Arms
Scotch Arms
Sports Bar
The Brittania


Carlton Restaurant
Consett Tandoori Restaurant
Golden Dragon Restaurant
King’s Restaurant
Lotus Chop Suey House
Number One Pizza
Rendevous Cantonese Restaurant
Spice Venue


Benfieldside Primary School
Blackfyne Comprehensive School
Consett Infant School

Consett Junior School
Grove Primary School
Moorside Community College
Shotley Bridge Infant School
St Mary’s RC Primary School
St Patrick’s RC Primary School
St Pius RC Primary School


A1 Cabs
Granada Taxis
Jacksons Taxi


Atlas Taxis
Empire Theatre & Cinema


Veterinary Centre

Sports Clubs

Consett (Amateur Football)
Consett & District RFC (Rugby Union)
Consett CC (Cricket)
Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club (Sailing)


Opticians At Home Ltd
Consett Pet Centre Ltd

Knitsley Grange Farm Shop
St Cuthberts Butchers
Harry Yager & Sons
The Roxy Shop
Peters Cathedral Bakers
Relmans Greengrocer
The White Monk Tea Rooms
The Flower Shop
John Low Pharmacy
Leadgate Pharmacy
Opticians At Home Ltd
Forster Bros
Pretty Posies - Wedding Flowers

Places to Stay near Consett

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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

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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