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Crook, more commonly known as Crook Market Town, lies about ten miles south-west of Durham in County Durham in the north east of England. It is situated a couple of miles north of the river Wear, on the A690 road as it turns into the A689 leading up through the picturesque higher reaches of Weardale near Stanhope and Wolsingham. It is the administrative centre for the Wear Valley District Council. The first records of Crook are as a small agricultural village around 1800 but by 1840 it had become a thriving coal mining village. The coal seam here was very close to the surface so it was not long before there were over twenty mines in the area and by the end of the nineteenth century, Crook had become a town and seen rapid development in both population and economy. Unfortunately, with the closing of the mines and coal industry during the following century, the area subsequently declined, with over a third of the town’s population becoming unemployed. The local amateur football team achieved fame by winning the FA Amateur Cup no fewer than five times, whilst also reaching the third round of the FA Cup. Only near neighbours Bishop Auckland achieved higher.


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Dowfold House B&B (0.59 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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Helme Park Hall County House Hotel (3.07 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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Greenwell Farm (3.30 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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Littlewhite Farm Cottages (3.90 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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The Castle Hotel (4.48 miles)

Situated within a few yards of the historic Auckland Castle, in the centre of Market Town in Bishop Auckland, The Castle Bar Hotel features a bar and free Wi-Fi. Durham is a 21-minute drive away. Spread ... More | visit website
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Whitworth Hall Country Park (4.50 miles)

Whitworth Hall Country Park

South of Durham city and close to the A1, the welcoming Whitworth Hall Hotel is set in the heart of a 73-acre deer park. The parkland setting is home to red and fallow deer, an ornamental ... More | visit website

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The Queens Head Hotel (4.50 miles)

The Queens Head Hotel
We offer the highest standards of accommodation, food and service all coupled with a warm and friendly atmosphere. The Queens Head Hotel is located opposite a picturesque market place just 2 minutes from Aukland castle, ... More | visit website
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Cornmill Cottage at Stowhouse Farm Cottages (4.79 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


Royal Oak (4.86 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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Nafferton Farm (4.92 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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