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Situated by the river Wear, between Crook and Stanhope in County Durham in North East England, lies Wolsingham, a small market town in Weardale. Situated at the confluence of the river Wear and Waskerley Beck, Wolsingham is a Saxon settlement, its name derived from Waelsingas or ‘Sons of Wael’, an ancient Saxon family that once lived there. In Reginald the Monk’s Life of Godric, it is stated that the Saint lived in Wolsingham around 1120 AD with Eldric the hermit. This is the earliest known record of the town. In the Domesady Book of Durham, Wolsingham was a thriving community, producing foodstuffs for themselves as well as for the larder of the Bishop’s Castle. Hunting red deer in the parks of Wolsingham was a favourite pastime of the Bishop and his friends. It was one of the very first market towns in County Durham, granted its charter in 1615 and confirmed in 1667 with the appointment of land on which to hold the market and fairs. This was of considerable importance, offering grand facilities to surrounding districts from York to Newcastle. Unfortunately, the market has long since not survived, despite attempts to resurrect it although an annual Agricultural Show is held by the Wolsingham Agricultural Society on the first weekend in Sepetember, said to be the oldest show in the county. Wolsingham is currently the terminus of the Weardale Railway with heritage trains running on the five mile track between Stanhope, Frosterley and Wolsingham.

Attraction

Baal Hill Wood

Cottage

New Hall Farm
New Hall Farmhouse

Dentist

West End Dental Practice

Doctor

Weardale Practice

Pub and Bar

Bay Horse Hotel
Mill Race Hotel

School

Wolsingham Primary School
Wolsingham School & Community College

Self-Catering

New Hall Farm
New Hall Farmhouse

Shops

Bradley Burn Farm Shop & Cafe
Keenan Butchers
Wolsingham Pharmacy Ltd
Peggottys
Hairworks

Places to Stay near Wolsingham

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New Hall Farm (0.28 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 (2.24 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 (2.50 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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Newlands Hall (2.50 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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Lyncroft Cottage (3.13 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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Cornmill Cottage at Stowhouse Farm Cottages (4.65 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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The Pack Horse Inn (5.07 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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Dowfold House B&B (6.01 miles)

Dowfold House B&B
Jill & Rupert (not to mention our dog and two cats...) look forward to welcoming you to this lovely, comfortable Victorian house with its delightful gardens. As a small, high-quality bed & breakfast establishment, ... More | visit website
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Royal Oak (6.84 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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Deneview Guest House (7.02 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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