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in the county of Tyne & Wear

The Grey Horse Pub, Penshaw, County Durham
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About Penshaw

Penshaw lies in open countryside between the urban sprawl of Sunderland and Washington. It is an attractive residential town for people escaping from the ever encroaching commercial towns and the city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

It is perhaps best known for the fine Penshaw Monument, a distinctive local landmark built in honour of the Ist Earl of Durham, who in 1844 became the first High Commissioner for Canada. The monument is built to resemble a roofless Doric temple, it stands on top of lofty Penshaw Hill which is now owned by the National Trust.

Visitors to the monument are rewarded with views over north Durham, a sweeping landscape of former collieries and quarries which extends towards the Sunderland coast.

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(4.5 miles, 7.2 km, direction NE of Penshaw)

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(6.5 miles, 10.4 km, direction W of Penshaw)

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a Historic City in the county of County Durham

(8.1 miles, 13.0 km, direction SW of Penshaw)

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a Historic City in the county of Tyne & Wear

(8.9 miles, 14.3 km, direction NW of Penshaw)

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The Sheiling Guest House in Washington, Tyne & Wear, England

The Sheiling Guest House

Washington, Tyne & Wear, England (1.9 miles, 3.0 km, direction NW)
In central Washington, The Sheiling Guest House provides en suite rooms with free on-site parking and Wi-Fi. This guest house is around 20 minutes’ drive from Newcastle-upon-Tyne city centre....
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Victoria inn in Washington, Tyne & Wear, England3 stars

Victoria inn

Washington, Tyne & Wear, England (2.0 miles, 3.1 km, direction NW)
Located in Washington town centre, this 3-star guest accommodation offers free private parking. Sunderland and Newcastle city centres can both be reached after a 15-minute drive. Free WiFi is availabl...
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Apartment Collingwood Court in Washington, Tyne & Wear, England3 stars

Apartment Collingwood Court

Washington, Tyne & Wear, England (3.0 miles, 4.8 km, direction N)
Apartment Collingwood Court offers accommodation in Washington. The unit is 9 km from Newcastle upon Tyne. Free WiFi is provided . There is a seating area and a kitchen equipped with an oven. A flat-...
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The Three Horseshoes Hotel in Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, England

The Three Horseshoes Hotel

Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, England (3.3 miles, 5.4 km, direction N)
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Bexley Serviced Apartments in Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, England

Bexley Serviced Apartments

Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, England (3.4 miles, 5.4 km, direction NE)
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The Lambton Worm in Chester-le-Street, County Durham, England4 stars

The Lambton Worm

Chester-le-Street, County Durham, England (3.7 miles, 6.0 km, direction W)
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The Royalty in Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, England

The Royalty

Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, England (3.9 miles, 6.3 km, direction NE)
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Nearby travel help

A1(M) Junction 64(3.1 miles, 4.9 km, direction W)
A1(M) Junction 63(3.4 miles, 5.4 km, direction W)
Chester-le-Street Station(4.2 miles, 6.7 km, direction W)
Sunderland Station(4.4 miles, 7.1 km, direction NE)
Newcastle International Airport(13.9 miles, 22.3 km, direction NW)
Teesside International Airport(25.4 miles, 40.8 km, direction S)
Penshaw to London(239.5 miles, 385.4 km, direction S)