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Blacksmiths Arms
"small group of 4 - went as it has "real ales": only two on and both were pale and "bitter", no Black Sheep or Old P etc. At least they ..." More

Blacksmiths Arms
"I came here for food with my family as a birthday meal out. On arrival all seemed promising, not busy and a pleasant restaurant besides the fact all the curtains ..." More

Aston Hotel
"A great place to stay on New Year's Eve. A combination of good food, excellent service, comfortable, clean rooms with a fantastic shower. The staff were friendly and extremely ..." More

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Newton Aycliffe is located in County Durham, in the Sedgefield constituency and is officially the oldest ‘new town’, in the north of England, founded in 1946 under the New Towns Act of 1946. Newton is of course, from the term ‘new town. South of the town is the village of Aycliffe which, prior to development, was previously known as ‘Aycley’ and was the site of a Saxon settlement. The name Aycley was derived from the Saxon words ‘Ac’ meaning oak and ‘ley’ meaning a clearing although another old name was Yacley. It was the location of a church Synods in AD782 and AD789. Newton Aycliffe was, during the Second World War, a key element in the manufacturing of ammunitions as the marshy landscape that surrounded it, shrouded in mist and fog, provided ideal cover against the Luftwaffe. Huge grass-covered munitions factories were built and serviced by the nearby railway lines which formed part of the 1825 Stockton to Darlington railway.Thousands of women worked in these factories, braving incredible dangers for which they became known as ‘Ayciffe’s Angels’. The factories were eventually replaced with manufacturing buildings that then became the industrial district and saw many companies move there after the war and become the towns main employers until the 1980s when the council stopped building homes and private property developments and housing associations continued development.


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Aycliffe Arms
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Cumby Arms
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Iron Horse
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Oak Tree Inn
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China Garden
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Byerley Park Primary School
Elmfield Primary School
Greenfield School Community & Arts College
Horndale Infant School
St Francis C of E Junior School
St Mary’s RC Primary School
Stephenson Way Primary School
Sugar Hill Primary School
Woodham Burn Infant School
Woodham Community Technology College


Horndale Taxis

Sports Clubs

Greenfield TC (Tennis)


Thames Butchers
Walkers Butchers
Peters Cathedral Bakers
Bells Stores Ltd

Hazelbank Wine
Floral Charm
Neville Pharmacy
The Village Optician
The Builders Arms
The Olive Garden

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Bury Guest House (0.42 miles)

Bury Guest House
The Bury Guest House is a family run, recently updated guest house. With TV, freeview, tea and coffee making facilities, bedding and towels in every room. Microwave, Iron etc are available. Free Parking, Free WIFI, ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Durham (Newton Aycliffe) (0.74 miles)

Ideally located within easy reach of the A1(M). For shops and local amenities this hotel is close to Darlington. Durham city centre is only 9 miles away and for business this hotel is near to ... More | visit website
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Aston Hotel (2.35 miles)

Aston Hotel

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An excellent friendly hotel, situated within easy reach of the historic city of Durham, the North Yorkshire Moors, Beamish Open Air Museum and the largest shopping centre in Europe.
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Redworth Hall Hotel (2.52 miles)

Redworth Hall Hotel

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A beautiful Elizabethan hotel standing in 150 acres of peaceful woodland in County Durham.
Barceló Redworth Hall Hotel successfully combines traditional elegance with contemporary style. The grand Jacobean manor house has many ... More

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Hall Garth Golf & Country Club (2.86 miles)

Hall Garth Golf & Country Club

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Darlington Hotel, Hall Garth is a stunning period property is set within 70 acres of its own parkland, in the attractive market town of Darlington. It has its own 9 ... More

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Parkhead Country Hotel (4.37 miles)

Parkhead Country Hotel
The Park Head Country Hotel and Restaurant is situated in the heart of County Durham and offers a warm friendly welcome at our family owned and run hotel.
Bishop Auckland is a convenient base for reaching ... More | visit website
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Park Head Hotel (4.37 miles)

Park Head Country Hotel and Restaurant is situated in the heart of County Durham and offers a warm, friendly welcome and free Wi-Fi in public areas and guestrooms. The spacious and comfortable en suite rooms are ... More | visit website
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The Harrowgate Hill Lodge (4.65 miles)

The Harrowgate Hill Lodge

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On the outskirts of Darlington, this charming establishment offers comfortable, well equipped accommodation, convenience and simplicity, all at great value-rates. The hotel is well situated, neighbouring the North Yorkshire Moors and Dales, ... More

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Walworth Castle Hotel (4.71 miles)

Walworth Castle Hotel

One of the country’s finest historic hotels, parts of which date back to the 12th century, Best Western Walworth Castle is set in 18 acres of grounds only 3 miles from Darlington. This independently owned ... More | visit website

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Railway House (4.71 miles)

Railway House
The Railway House Accommodation stands on an older public house site that once served ales when the Darlington to Stockton railway first opened. It has been upgraded and refurbished to a high standard to provide ... More | visit website

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