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The George Hotel
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Tel code: 01325 | code search
Postcode: DL2 | code search
Population: 250
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The village of Piercebridge stands on Dere Street, the original Roman route of the Great North Road, with the remains of the Roman bridge across the Tees still to be seen, though it is some distance from today’s river course. Excavations have revealed a Roman settlement and plenty of evidence of a fort built to protect the crossing point. Piercebridge is a pretty village with many Georgian and Victorian cottages, some white- or cream-washed. Some of these cottages have just the one storey and are perhaps more reminiscent of Scottish villages than English. There is also an 18th century three-arch bridge of real character here, and a large village green with some ancient and elegant trees to give visitors shade. The Tees at Piercebridge merits a visit for its beauty, something those lucky enough to fish it will have time to appreciate too. There are said to be trout and grayling here for fly-fishers, and good chub and dace for coarse fishermen, though special arrangements need to be made before wetting a line. The village’s main claim-to-fame is also found by the river, The George Hotel, a picturesque 16th century coaching inn that is the origin of the phrase grandfather clock for what was previously known as a floor clock, among other terms: when long ago the first of two bachelor brothers who kept the inn died, the till then accurate clock began losing time; and when the second died past ninety it stopped altogether as his life ended. A popular American song immortalised the tale after its composer heard about it during a stay at the inn.

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The George Hotel (0.26 miles)

The George Hotel

Situated on the banks of the River Tees, The George hotel is much more than a coaching inn. Behind its traditional facade, the George has a wonderful Ball room, recently renovated, a restaurant overlooking the ... More | visit website

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Headlam Hall Hotel (2.42 miles)

Headlam Hall Hotel

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A secluded rural retreat, this Jacobean country house hotel with luxury spa and golf course is situated 10 minutes' drive from the A1. The hotel is located in 4 acres of beautiful ... More | visit website

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Walworth Castle Hotel (2.51 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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Luxury Darlington Apartments (3.65 miles)

Luxury Darlington Apartments

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"Sleep with us tonight" represents the chance of staying in an exclusive high quality development of apartments and mews houses in the picturesque village of Cockerton, a long established and ... More

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Holiday Inn Darlington A1 (4.34 miles)

The Holiday Inn Darlington-A1 Scotch Corner is ideally located for both the business and leisure traveller. This landmark hotel is on the junction of the A1 and the A66 near Darlington, and close to the ... More | visit website
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Business Class @ Greenhills (4.54 miles)

Business Class @ Greenhills

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Business class @ Greenhills-setting new standards for opulence, exclusivity and luxury living in County Durham with this new serviced apartment, available for short term lets with no minimum stay. Serviced ... More

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Blackwell Grange Hotel (4.70 miles)

Blackwell Grange Hotel

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Unwind in the elegance of this beautiful and historic 17th century mansion, set in 15 acres of its woodland. The hotel has 110 en-suite bedrooms with all the facilities one would expect. ... More

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Hotel Bannatyne Darlington (4.80 miles)

Hotel Bannatyne Darlington

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A superb City Centre Hotel in the heart of Darlington. Easy access from the A1(m), train station and Durham Tees Valley Airport. Free Access to the Health Club facilities located ... More

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Redworth Hall Hotel (4.83 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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The Four Alls (4.87 miles)

The Four Alls
The Four Alls is a stone built traditional inn located in the centre of the village of Ovington. It is centrally located with easy access to Barnard Castle and the Bowes Museum, Darlington with its ... More | visit website

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