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John Constable's former studio at East Bergholt, Suffolk

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Towns in County Durham

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Barnard Castle, County Durham

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Beamish, County Durham

Beamish is famous for its lovely open-air museum which so vividly brings to life how the folk of the region lived at the turn of the 20th century...

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Bishop Auckland, County Durham

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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Coundon, County Durham

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Cowshill, County Durham

Lonely, picturesque area lying in the midst of some of England's most breathtaking scenery...

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Craigside, County Durham

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Darlington, County Durham

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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Durham, County Durham

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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Escomb, County Durham

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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Forest-in-Teesdale, County Durham

It's landscape, possessed of a wild untamed beauty, highlighted by the meandering River Tees, has a few ancient farmhouses and old stone cottages...

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Hartlepool, County Durham

This is an ancient seaport and county borough which merged with its Victorian neighbour, West Hartlepool in 1967...

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Kelloe, County Durham

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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Kirk Merrington, County Durham

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

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Lanchester, County Durham

This is a six acre site, on a hill to the south-west and was built in around AD122 to guard part of the Roman road between Hadrians Wall and York...

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Seaton Carew, County Durham

Seaton Carew lies at the edge of urbanised Hartlepool, it has seaside amusements and a lovely stretch of firm sand...

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Spennymoor, County Durham

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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Staindrop, County Durham

It is reputed that King Canute, Viking King of England, Denmark and Norway, and self appointed Emporer of the North, may have ruled his 'Kingdom' from a Mansion and Estate in the.....

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Stanhope, County Durham

This is a lovely, bustling little town is set amidst the charm of Weardale, it is almost entirely built of stone particularly around the old Market Square, dominated by a fine stone cross...

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Stanley, County Durham

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Wolsingham, County Durham

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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