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Tel code: 0191 | code search
Postcode: NE38 | code search
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Situated about 10 miles west of Sunderland and about the same distance southeast of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, in northeast England, lies Washington. Designated a new town in 1964, it has industrial origins with areas named after famous local people such as Parsons, Armstrong, Stephenson, Swan and Emmerson The origins of the name are not that clear, although it is possible that Washington is derived from Hwaesingatun meaning ‘the descendants of the estate of Hwaesing’ which in turn, means ‘descendant of Hwaes’, a Norse term meaning ‘fenced off land’. Another possibility is that it comes from an Old English term with Celt origins ‘waesc’ meaning ‘to wash’ which combined with ‘inga’ and ‘dun’ would mean ‘people of the hill by the stream’ referencing its close proximity to the river Wear. There is a record of Wasindone from 1096. By 1539 the name had changed to Washington and it was from Washington Village that the ancestors of George Washington, the first President of America, lived. They immigrated to Virginia in 1657, ironically because of their support for the Royalists. The strange design and layout of the new town took influences from many towns in the United States, divided into small villages and then into further districts. The districts were subsequently removed however, due to confusion amongst visitors, so that only the village names now remain.


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Quality Hotel Sunderland (0.84 miles)

Quality Hotel Sunderland

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A modern purpose built hotel ideally located for easy access to Newcastle, South Shields, Washington, Durham and Sunderland. Ideally located in the tourist paradise of Catherine Cookson country. With 24 ... More

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Bowes Incline Hotel (1.25 miles)

Bowes Incline Hotel

Reopened on 5th February 2007, the transformation of The Bowes Incline Hotel is now complete. The Hotel maintains the 18 en-suite rooms and warm, friendly welcome which have made it extremely popular with visitors to ... More | visit website

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Campanile Hotel - Washington (1.39 miles)

Campanile Hotel - Washington

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Ideally located just of junction 64 of the A1(M), the Campanile Washington offer excellent value for money. All our comfortably furnished rooms have en suite facilities, including TV (with sky channel), direct ... More

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Travelodge Washington A1(M) Southbound (1.46 miles)

Travelodge Washington A1(M) Southbound

Located on the A1(M), close to Washington, this Travelodge provides contemporary quality accommodation and an ideal base for exploring the surrounding area. Spacious en-suite rooms, TV in every room, tea and coffee making facilities, free ... More | visit website

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Mercure Newcastle George Washington Hotel Golf & Spa (1.48 miles)

Mercure Newcastle George Washington Hotel Golf & Spa

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With good access by road to Newcastle, Sunderland and Durham, this hotel boasts excellent facilities, including a restaurant, brasserie, lounge bar, beauty salon and an 18-hole championship golf course. The hotel makes ... More

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Premier Inn Newcastle (Washington) (1.51 miles)

Premier Inn Newcastle (Washington)
Situated just off junction 64 of the A1(M), centrally positioned between Newcastle, Sunderland and Durham City. For shopping, the MetroCentre is only a short drive. Other attractions include Durham County Cricket ground, the Angel of ... More | visit website
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Holiday Inn Washington (1.51 miles)

Holiday Inn Washington

Between historic Durham, Sunderland and Newcastle, the Holiday Inn Washington hotel is ideally located in Tyne and Wear, just off the A1M junction 64. This long-established hotel is well known for its friendly staff and ... More | visit website

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Old Manse Guest House (2.09 miles)

Old Manse Guest House

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We are situation between the city of Durham and Newcastle both highly desirable city breaksand for their Historical points and of course their fabulous night life. Locally we have the ... More

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Travelodge Newcastle Whitemare Pool (3.03 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Ravensworth Arms (3.22 miles)

Ravensworth Arms

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The Ravensworth Arms stands on the site of Clubdon Hall, and takes it's name from the nearby Ravensworth Castle. The pub can boast a wealth of literary connections: Lewis Carroll ... More

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