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Tel code: 0191 | code search
Postcode: IP27 | code search
Population: 2900
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The Bay Horse Inn
"Excellent,very good food and a varied menu.Friendly hosts and friendly people. Would definitely visit again.

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The Bay Horse Inn
"We were very impressed with the accomodation, meals, obliging staff, and consider this hotel to be excellent value for money. It was ideally situated for Durham and Chester le Street, ..." More

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Situated a short distance from Durham is the village of Brandon in County Durham, originally one of seven townships within the Parish of Brancepeth. Brandon was confiscated by Elizabeth I in 1569 after the northern rising and administered the lands as Crown Lands until the 1620’s where they were plundered by a series of Royal lessees and courtiers. In 1629 they were conveyed to the City of London when Charles I was forced to redeem his debts where they were subsequently broken up in a series of sales to merchants and financiers who in turn resold at high profits. Brandon Manor was the excepion, remaining in the hands of its London buyer. In 1796 William Russel, a retired coal owner from Tyneside, spent part of his fortune buying and restructuring Brancepeth Castle and re-purchased as much as possible of the old lordship. In 1806 he purchased the Brandon estate from the then Earl of Shaftesbury for £105,000. Once sparsely populated and agricultural the area became a populous mining district after collieries were established in the 1850’s when the area underwent dramatic change and it became a lucrative mining area for more than a hundred years. Coal mining finally ended at Brandon in March 1968

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The Bay Horse Inn (0.71 miles)

The Bay Horse Inn
This truly wonderful public house offers a restaurant and accommodation. Being on the doorstep of Durham, it an ideal location to enjoy the area's heritage. Brandon is only 3 miles from the centre of Durham ... More | visit website
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Nafferton Farm (1.22 miles)

Nafferton Farm
Nafferton Farm is a working farm with sheep, cattle and horses. We are situated in a rural location on the outskirts of Durham City.
The farmhouse itself dates back to 1750 and has been carefully ... More | visit website
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Honest Lawyer Hotel (1.64 miles)

Honest Lawyer Hotel

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Located on the A167, this hotel offers easy access to Durham Cathedral and Castle in the city centre, as well as Durham University colleges and campuses. Beamish Museum, Durham County Cricket Ground, ... More

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Durham Business School (1.73 miles)

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Durham Business School offers 20 en suite double Executive bedrooms which are available to guests visiting both the University & City of Durham year round. The Business School is located ... More | visit website

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Littlewhite Farm Cottages (1.75 miles)

Littlewhite Farm Cottages

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Sheep Pen Cottage single storey new barn conversion surrounded by peaceful countryside only 15 mins from Durham City. Open plan living fully fitted kitchen - fridge stocked with water milk ... More

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Collingwood College (1.99 miles)

Collingwood College

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Whether you are planning a week stay or a short break Collingwood is the ideal base for your group visit to the North East. ... More | visit website

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Farnley Tower (2.02 miles)

Farnley Tower

Farnley Tower is sited in an elevated position providing stunning views over Durham Cathedral and Castle, as well as the surrounding Durham countryside. It also has its own car park and gardens.
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St Aidans College (2.05 miles)

St Aidans College

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St Aidan's College Durham offers modern accommodation with comfortable rooms. There are standard rooms and rooms with private bathroom facilities available. St Aidan's College is ... More | visit website

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The Lodge (2.07 miles)

The Lodge

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Be our guest and enjoy a deep relaxing sleep in chic, stylish and comfortable en-suite 4**** rated rooms. We believe in personal service and endeavour to make all our guests ... More

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Grafton House (2.34 miles)

Grafton House is a boutique hotel providing luxury accommodation in the heart of the historic city of Durham. Formerly a private residence, on possibly the best street in Durham City, Grafton House has been created ... More | visit website

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