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Tel code: 01388 | code search
Postcode: DL13 | code search
Population: 800
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Frosterley Inn
"Went with the family on Christmas eve, the food was lovely and home cooked couldn't fault it. The staff were very welcoming and friendly, would definitely recommend it.

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"Called in at about mid-day with my family and stayed for 25 years.WOW! What a nice pub and great people to spend a great lot of life with. Instead of ..." More

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Frosterley lies eighteen miles west of Durham in County Durham and twenty six miles south west of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the north east of England, close to the confluence of the rivers Wear and Bolihop Burn between Stanhope and Wolsingham. The village of Frosterley itself has medieval origins although Mesolithic flints and stones have been found in the vicinity and a bronze spearhead, found in a local quarry, dates back to the late Bronze Age, around 1000BC. The village has maintained its medieval character despite many of the original houses having long been replaced. The remains of St.Botolph’s Chapel lie to the north of the village, uncovered during excavation in 1995 and thought to have been built around the 10th or 11th century and dedicated to the popular east Anglican Saint who lived in the seventh century but about whom little is now known. It is thought that the village may have been named after him as the earliest reference occurs in the Close Rolls of 1239 where it appears as Frosterlegh meaning the clearing in the forest. The remains of the chapel are now surrounded by a housing estate. Frosterley Marble is black limestone containing fossil corals of the Carboniferous Period some 325 million years ago. When cut and polished, the result is a beautiful ornate stone which was particularly popular during the Middle Ages for church decoration.

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Lyncroft Cottage (0.14 miles)

Lyncroft Cottage

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In the heart of a traditional Weardale village set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, this charming 19th century beamed cottage, with its delightful enclosed courtyard, ... More

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Newlands Hall (0.63 miles)

Newlands Hall
Newlands Hall provides exellent holiday accommodation in picturesque Weardale. Situated 1.5 miles from Wolsingham and Frosterley in Lower Weardale; Newlands Hall is in an ideal location for visiting Bishop Auckland; Barnard Castle; Darlington; Durham; Hexham ... More | visit website
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The Pack Horse Inn (2.42 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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New Hall Farm (3.27 miles)

New Hall Farm

New Hall Farm is an 18th century working farm on the outskirts of Wolsingham, Weardale. New Hall Farm Cottage has been recently extensivly refurbished to a very high standard. With oak flooring throughout the cottage, the lounge is ... More | visit website

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Greenwell Farm (5.25 miles)

Greenwell Farm

A very warm welcome at Greenwell Farm which overlooks the hills of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. These character cottages situated in peaceful country surroundings are well equipped to a high standard ... More | visit website

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Helme Park Hall County House Hotel (5.51 miles)

Helme Park Hall County House Hotel

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The Helme Park Hall Hotel extends a warm welcome to all guests. Set in the beauty & grandeur of the Wear Valley, this quaint hotel offers the very best in accommodation, ... More

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Cornmill Cottage at Stowhouse Farm Cottages (7.36 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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Deneview Guest House (8.03 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

Eggleston Hall (8.54 miles)

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The Forresters Hotel & Restaurant (8.64 miles)

The Forresters Hotel & Restaurant

The Forresters Hotel & Restaurant is located in the centre of the attractive little town of Middleton in Teesdale. The town is on the Durham side of the river at the point where ... More | visit website

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