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Population: 39000
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Situated approximately six miles east of Morpeth, nine miles north of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, is the town of Cramlington, close to Bedlington, Plessey Woods and the river Blyth, in Northumberland in north east England. The name suggests it was settled either by Danes or Anglo-Saxons as the word ‘ton’ means town and Little Cram is the homestead where the Scandinavians of that name are thought to have farmed. The chapel was established in 1270 but the first record of the town is from 1135 when the land was granted to Nicholas de Grenville and the first entry in the register of chaplains starting in 1163. Since the twelfth century, the town maintained its rural, agricultural and historic character right up until the early nineteenth century when several mineshafts were constructed, the first being sunk in 1824 and coal mining changed the entire area. The large-scale mining brought lots of people to the area with Cramlington Colliery a major employer. As the 1900’s progressed however, like so many other great northern coalfields, there was a decline in the production of coal, affecting the town and forcing regeneration. In 1964 Cramlington was proclaimed a ‘New Town’ and became the site of several large housing developments. Since then it has effectively become a suburb of the city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.


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Innkeepers Lodge (1.55 miles)

Innkeepers Lodge
** ALL OUR RATES INCLUDE COMPLIMENTARY CONTINENTAL BUFFET BREAKFAST ** Six miles north of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, this lodge is situated next to the Snowy Owl Vintage Inn in Cramlington, just off the A1068. ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Newcastle Cramlington (2.24 miles)

Premier Inn Newcastle Cramlington
Situated off Moor Farm roundabout at the A19/A189 junction, 1 mile from the A1(M). An ideal location for travel to Newcastle, the metro Centre, Northumberland and surrounding coastal areas. For shops and local amenities Newcastle ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Newcastle Seaton Burn (2.49 miles)

Travelodge Newcastle Seaton Burn is ideally located just 10 miles from Newcastle, 8 miles from the Metro Centre, 20 miles from Beamish Museum, 26 miles from Alnwick Castle and 8 miles from Newcastle St James ... More | visit website

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Innkeepers Lodge (3.84 miles)

Innkeepers Lodge

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The Innkeeper's Lodge Newcastle Gosforth is conveniently located just off the A1(M), 6 miles from Newcastle Airport and Newcastle City Centre and near to Newcastle Gosforth Racecourse. Each of our ... More

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The Swan (4.05 miles)

The Swan

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The Swan at Choppington is a quality assessed 3 star Inn offering great food, excellent service and comfortable en suite accommodation from a family with over 35 years experience in ... More

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Horton Grange (4.15 miles)

Horton Grange

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Horton Grange is on the Blagdon Estate, about 3 miles (4.8 km) east of Ponteland, a 15-minute drive from the centre of Newcastle and 4 miles (6.4 km) from Newcastle International ... More

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Waterford Arms (4.62 miles)

Waterford Arms
The Waterford Arms is situated in the sleepy village of Seaton Sluice, overlooking the picturesque Fishing Boat-filled estuary, and one of the famous Northumberland sandy white beaches. We offer you a warm Northumbrian welcome & ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Newcastle Holystone (4.77 miles)

Premier Inn Newcastle Holystone
Conveniently located adjacent to the A19. For shops and local amenities Newcastle city centre is only 10 miles away and if you're catching the ferry, North Shields International ferry terminal is just 4 miles away. ... More | visit website
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Grove Park Luxury Apartments (5.74 miles)

Grove Park Luxury Apartments

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Located in the Gosforth area of Newcastle Upon Tyne . Close access to the A1 and nearby to Newcastle Racecourse. These stunning one and two bedroom ... More

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The Newcastle Airport Hotel (5.93 miles)

The Newcastle Airport Hotel
Just 50 metres from Newcastle International Airport’s check-in desks, this brand-new luxury hotel boasts panoramic airport views and luxury rooms at the rates hard to argue with. Relax in our new post modernistic chic bar, ... More | visit website

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