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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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Wearmouth Bridge, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear

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

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

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

Beamish: omnibus

Beamish (94 Pictures) in the county of County Durham

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

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

(7.2 miles, 11.7 km, direction N of Penshaw)

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...

A winter wall in Weardale, Co. Durham

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

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

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.....

Millenium Eye, Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne (330 Pictures) a Historic City in the county of Tyne & Wear

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

This important City was known as Pons Aelii in Roman times; the Romans built the first bridge over the River Tyne, it was guarded by a Roman fort which was replaced by a castle.....

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Lumley Castle, Chester-le-Street, County Durham

Lumley Castle (8 Pictures)

(3.2 miles, 5.1 km, direction SW)


Hylton Castle, Sunderland, tyne & WEAR

Hylton Castle (15 Pictures)

(3.7 miles, 6.0 km, direction NE)


Mowbray Park, Sunderland

Mowbray Park (6 Pictures)

(4.5 miles, 7.3 km, direction NE)


Angel Of The North at Gateshead

Angel of the North (42 Pictures)

(6.5 miles, 10.5 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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Beamish Open Air Museum (218 Pictures)

(6.8 miles, 11.0 km, direction W)

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

Baltic Centre Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

Baltic Centre (3 Pictures)

(7.8 miles, 12.5 km, direction NW)

The Baltic Centre is a new £46m art gallery on the banks of the Tyne and is the latest evidence of the area's growing cultural.....

Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral (154 Pictures)

(8.0 miles, 12.9 km, direction SW)

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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