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Penshaw Monument, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear

Penshaw (34 Pictures) in the county of Tyne & Wear

(2.4 miles, 3.9 km, direction N of Houghton le Spring)

Penshaw lies in open countryside between the urban sprawl of Sunderland and Washington...

Red Arrows at Sunderland Airshow

Sunderland (267 Pictures) in the county of Tyne & Wear

(5.7 miles, 9.1 km, direction NE of Houghton le Spring)

Sunderland was granted a charter in 1145, the charter gave it market rights and thus the town grew slowly from humble beginnings...

Crook Hall, Durham City

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

(6.5 miles, 10.5 km, direction SW of Houghton le Spring)

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.....

Town Street of Beamish Museum

Beamish (94 Pictures) in the county of County Durham

(7.4 miles, 11.9 km, direction W of Houghton le Spring)

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...

The Vikings, Jarrow, Tyne & Wear

Jarrow (4 Pictures) in the county of Tyne & Wear

(9.6 miles, 15.5 km, direction N of Houghton le Spring)

This is the town that is famous for the 1930's "Hunger March" caused by the intense poverty that followed the closing of the Charles Palmer shipyard. The last of the surviving marchers, Cornelius Whalen died in 2003 at the age of 93...

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Lumley Castle, Chester-le-Street, County Durham

Lumley Castle (8 Pictures)

(3.5 miles, 5.6 km, direction W)


Mowbray Park, Sunderland

Mowbray Park (6 Pictures)

(5.6 miles, 9.0 km, direction NE)


Hylton Castle, Sunderland, tyne & WEAR

Hylton Castle (15 Pictures)

(5.8 miles, 9.3 km, direction N)


Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral (154 Pictures)

(6.4 miles, 10.3 km, direction SW)

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

Durham Castle from the river side, next to bridge

Durham Castle (36 Pictures)

(7.1 miles, 11.5 km, direction SW)

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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Beamish Open Air Museum (218 Pictures)

(8.0 miles, 12.8 km, direction W)

Beamish Museum lies in a basin of stunning countryside covering over three hundred acres. This is no ordinary museum, but an.....

Angel Of The North at Gateshead

Angel of the North (42 Pictures)

(8.6 miles, 13.8 km, direction NW)

Britain's largest sculpture, The Angel of the North weighs in at 208 tonnes and stands 20 metres high. It was based on artist.....

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