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Portland

a Seaside Town in the county of Dorset

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St James Church

Coundon

(2.4 miles, 3.8 km, direction N)

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The Bishop's Palace

Bishop Auckland

(2.9 miles, 4.7 km, direction NW)

This was the busy social and commercial centre of the south-west Durham coalfield, but the town is actually much older than the Industrial Revolution, although that historic.....

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Escomb Saxon Church, near Bishop Auckland 15th June 2009

Escomb

(3.8 miles, 6.2 km, direction NW)

Lying in a prominent position ringed by the River Wear, Escomb is best known for its magnificent Saxon Church reputed to be built from stones brought from the near-by ruined Roman Fort at Binchester...

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Kirk Merrington Church

Kirk Merrington

(4.0 miles, 6.5 km, direction NE)

Kirk Merrington is a pretty, hilltop village overlooking the Wear Valley and the Cleveland Hills...

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Spennymoor High Street, County Durham

Spennymoor

(5.4 miles, 8.6 km, direction NE)

Long before Spennymoor ever existed there was... Spenny Moor. Spenny Moor was a vast area of common land, and we are indebted to noted historian and antiquarian Robert Surtees.....

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Pak Lodge, South Park, Darlington, Co. Durham

Darlington

(7.9 miles, 12.7 km, direction SE)

Darlington, bustling though it is today was once a small Saxon settlement, this flourished as evidenced by the beautiful building of the church dedicated to Saint Cuthbert which lies at the heart of the town...

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Fall Berries at Craigside, England

Craigside

(9.0 miles, 14.4 km, direction NW)

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A picture of Kelloe

Kelloe

(9.4 miles, 15.1 km, direction NE)

Kelloe has pleasant riverside areas and is in close proximity to historic Hartlepool Quay and the seaside resort town of Peterlee on England's northern coast...

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The Famous View

Durham

(10.5 miles, 16.9 km, direction N)

Durham as a town reflects the long history of its magnificent castle and cathedral with its winding streets, ancient market place and alleyways and other old churches to discover.....

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Wolsingham Centre

Wolsingham

(12.1 miles, 19.5 km, direction NW)

This is a lovely village lying on the edge of the North Pennines in an area of great scenic beauty. It is a wild and beautiful landscape dotted only by scattered farms with meadows full of grazing sheep and cattle...

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Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland, County Durham

Auckland Castle

(2.9 miles, 4.7 km, direction NW)

With its grand arch, Auckland Castle, also known as Auckland Palace or the Bishop's Castle, is the official residence of the.....

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Hypocaust at Binchester Roman Fort, County Durham

Binchester Roman Fort

(3.8 miles, 6.1 km, direction NW)

For over 300 years, Binchester Roman Fort was occupied for. To begin with, soldiers in this fort did not come from this area;.....

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The magnificent Raby Castle, Staindrop, Co. Durham.

Raby Castle

(7.1 miles, 11.4 km, direction W)

Arriving close to Staindrop from almost any direction the view of Raby Castle, built by the powerful Nevill family in the.....

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Hardwick Park, Sedgefield, County Durham.

Hardwick Park

(7.3 miles, 11.7 km, direction E)

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Inside Brancepeth Castle

Brancepeth Castle

(7.4 miles, 11.9 km, direction N)

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Durham Castle from the river side, next to bridge

Durham Castle

(9.7 miles, 15.6 km, direction N)

Durham Castle is another one of Durham's magnificent buildings. It was founded in 1072 and such was the impregnability of the.....

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Castle Dean Walk

Castle Eden Walkway Country Park

(10.4 miles, 16.7 km, direction E)

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Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral

(10.4 miles, 16.8 km, direction N)

One of the finest buildings in the world. This huge cathedral which is third only to Canterbury and York in ecclesiastical.....

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Croft Motor Racing Circuit

(12.0 miles, 19.4 km, direction S)

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Double rainbow

Hamsterley Forest

(12.1 miles, 19.4 km, direction W)

Hampsterley Forest encompasses over five thousand acres, it is a combination of parkland and forest, giving access to some of the.....

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