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Early morning sky over Washington, Tyne & Wear.

Washington

(1.5 miles, 2.4 km, direction W)

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Penshaw Monument, Penshaw, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear

Penshaw

(1.9 miles, 3.1 km, direction S)

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

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Hylton Castle

Sunderland

(3.9 miles, 6.3 km, direction E)

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

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St.Bedes monastery in Jarrow, Tyne And Wear

Jarrow

(5.3 miles, 8.5 km, direction N)

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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Heron on neighbours roof

Gateshead

(5.7 miles, 9.1 km, direction NW)

The urban sprawl of Gateshead rises majestically skywards in a seemingly endless mixture of concrete and glass. Gateshead stretches for almost 13 miles along the banks of the River Tyne...

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Beamish, County Durham: Tram

Beamish

(6.8 miles, 11.0 km, direction W)

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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Main entrance to Elswick Cemetery

Newcastle upon Tyne

(7.5 miles, 12.1 km, direction NW)

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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Cullercoats harbour. Tyne & Wear

Cullercoats

(9.0 miles, 14.5 km, direction N)

Cullercoats has many pleasing aspects including a picturesque 19th century church in a commanding position close to the shoreline...

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Durham, County Durham

Durham

(9.8 miles, 15.8 km, direction SW)

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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Sun Rise at Seaton Sluice, Tyne & Wear.

Seaton Sluice

(12.5 miles, 20.1 km, direction N)

For centuries salt had been panned in the region, at this time the village was known as Hartley Pans, but this appears to have changed following the building of a harbour with a sluice at the harbour mouth...

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Washington Old Hall. Washinton, Tyne and Wear.

Washington Old Hall

(1.4 miles, 2.3 km, direction W)

Manor house associated with the family of George Washington..

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Penshaw

Penshaw Monument

(1.6 miles, 2.6 km, direction S)

The Penshaw Monument is a 70 ft high folly built on Penshaw Hill in 1844 in honour John Lambton (1792–1840), 1st Earl of Durham.....

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Herrington Country Park

(1.9 miles, 3.1 km, direction S)

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Hylton Castle, Sunderland, tyne & WEAR

Hylton Castle

(2.2 miles, 3.6 km, direction NE)

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Mowbray Park, Sunderland

Mowbray Park

(4.0 miles, 6.4 km, direction E)

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Lumley Castle, Chester-le-Street, County Durham

Lumley Castle

(4.4 miles, 7.1 km, direction SW)

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Sunderland North Pier Lighthouse

(5.0 miles, 8.1 km, direction E)

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Sunderland South Pier Lighthouse

(5.1 miles, 8.1 km, direction E)

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Angel Of The North at Gateshead

Angel of the North

(5.6 miles, 9.0 km, direction W)

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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Baltic Centre Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

Baltic Centre

(6.3 miles, 10.2 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.....

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