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Chipping Ongar town sign

Chipping Ongar

in the county of Essex

Pictures of Wolsingham

About Wolsingham

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.

The region has maintained its character, this can be seen in the pleasant range of typical Pennine cottages and houses of the village which also has a few shops and friendly pubs. Walking is the main interest around these parts, but most holiday makers demands can be met as the region provides facilities for swimming, golf, fishing, pony trekking, and even a dry-ski slope can be found just a short drive away!

One of the most delightful aspects of Wolsingham is Bradley Burn, a tributary of the River Wear lying high in the hills above the village. It is a peaceful location offering lovely walks with breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.

Both Durham and Newcastle are within easy reach, both provide a larger range of shops, interesting museums, churches, and for those seeking entertainment there is plenty of nightlife.

Recommended towns & villages near Wolsingham

A picture of Escomb

Escomb (7 Pictures) in the county of County Durham

(8.3 miles, 13.4 km, direction SE of Wolsingham)

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...

Bishops Park, Bishop Auckland, Durham 6th Jan 2010

Bishop Auckland (142 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of County Durham

(9.5 miles, 15.3 km, direction SE of Wolsingham)

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.....


Blanchland (38 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Northumberland

(10.3 miles, 16.5 km, direction NW of Wolsingham)

Blanchland is a small picturesque village nestled beside the river in the Derwent Valley within the North Pennines Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is surrounded by.....

St John the Evangelist Church

Kirk Merrington (49 Pictures) in the county of County Durham

(12.1 miles, 19.5 km, direction E of Wolsingham)

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

Durham Cathedral and The Castle

Durham (419 Pictures) a Historic City in the county of County Durham

(12.3 miles, 19.8 km, direction E of Wolsingham)

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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Hamsterley Forest (12 Pictures)

(6.1 miles, 9.9 km, direction S)

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

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland, County Durham

Auckland Castle (48 Pictures)

(9.7 miles, 15.6 km, direction SE)

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

The magnificent Raby Castle, Staindrop, Co. Durham.

Raby Castle (31 Pictures)

(10.1 miles, 16.2 km, direction S)

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

Blanchland Abbey, Northumberland

Blanchland Abbey (1 Pictures)

(10.4 miles, 16.8 km, direction NW)

Blanchland Abbey was founded as a priory in 1165 by Walter de Bolbec II, and became an abbey in the late 13th century. The.....

Frosterly in Weardale, County Durham

Weardale (20 Pictures)

(10.9 miles, 17.5 km, direction W)

This lovely scenic valley lies between the town of Bishop Auckland, seat of princes of the church and the charming market town of.....

Durham Castle from the river side, next to bridge

Durham Castle (36 Pictures)

(12.1 miles, 19.4 km, direction E)

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

Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral (154 Pictures)

(12.6 miles, 20.3 km, direction E)

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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