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Shotley Bridge


County - County Durham | Map
Tel code: 01207 | code search
Postcode: DH8 | code search
Population: 27400
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Shotley Bridge is a picturesque village positioned in the Derwent Valley in the county of Durham in north east England. It's surrounded by beautiful countryside and woodland and dates back to the Bronze Age. From its agricultural beginnings, it grew and prospered and is perhaps famed for its fine craftsmanship in the production of sword making which was undertaken by German master craftsman who fled from persecution in the 17th Century. The village is on the banks of the River Derwent and near to the town of Consett. Although swords are no longer produced here, the area attracts visitors and holiday makers alike with its stone houses and cottages from across the ages which are mingled with buildings and housing from modern times, together with a church that's dedicated to St Cuthbert's which dates back to 1850. There is an interesting mix of shops, restaurants and pubs which will appeal to most tastes, and, for those who wish to linger there is a good choice of B&B's and cottages. A stroll along the banks of the river which journeys through the village is always pleasurable although walkers will be tempted to make for the North Pennines close by where the wildlife, and stunning scenery will be hard to resist.

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Derwent Manor Hotel (1.47 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 Anchor Inn (2.60 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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Deneview Guest House (2.63 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 Old Mill Knitsley (4.40 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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Slaley Hall Hotel (5.91 miles)

Slaley Hall Hotel

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Welcome to De Vere Slaley Hall.

Set in 1,000 acres of prime Northumberland forest and moorland, and surrounded by two championship golf courses, Slaley Hall remains a grand retreat and a symbol ... More

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Lord Crewe Arms Hotel (6.51 miles)

Lord Crewe Arms Hotel
Dating from 1165, The Lord Crewe Arms is a unique, historical property with traditional charm. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, the individually designed rooms feature en suite bathrooms. Rooms are classically decorated with floral fabrics and dark ... More | visit website
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Kings Head (7.03 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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Rye Hill Farm (7.45 miles)

Rye Hill Farm
Rye Hill Farm offers you the freedom to enjoy the history and beauty of Northumberland throughout the year; while staying in the pleasant family atmosphere of a cosy farm adapted especially to receive holiday makers; ... More | visit website
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Cornmill Cottage at Stowhouse Farm Cottages (7.60 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 (8.43 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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