Historic Towns and Villages in County Durham

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British History Quiz

She was Queen Consort of Scotland (1589-1619) and England (1601-1619)


This Day in British History

17 March, 1628

Charles I's 3rd Parliament opens

Among the MPs is Oliver Cromwell, an unknown squire from Huntingdon

Monarch Mayhem

This king was deposed by his wife, Isabella of France


Beamish (Self catering)
Pig Run Barn, Beamish

Pig Run Barn

Open-plan sitting room with dining area and kitchen. First floor: Double bedroom with 6’ zip and link bed (twin by arr) and en-suite shower room/WC. Twin bedded room with en-suite …
Sleeps 4

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Barnard Castle (Self catering)
Curlew Cottage, Barnard Castle

Curlew Cottage

This all ground floor cottage is in a countryside location two miles from Barnard Castle and sleeps two people in one bedroom.
Sleeps 2

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Darlington (Historic Hotel)
The Blackwell Grange Hotel

The Blackwell Grange Hotel

Unwind in the elegance of this beautiful 17th century mansion set in 15 acres of its own wooded parklands. Walking distance from the centre of Darlington and yet only a short drive from breathtaking Yorkshire Dales scenery, this hotel is fabulous for both business and leisure.Minutes from the A1, and … more >>

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Walworth (Historic Hotel)
Walworth Castle Hotel

Walworth Castle Hotel

Ever dreamed of being a King of a Castle? Well now you can at 12th century Walworth Castle Hotel! Try our Fit for a King Suites featuring Castle Towers and Jacuzzi baths, and enjoy award winning cuisine in Hansards restaurant. Sample the local cask Ale. Try our famous Carvery served … more >>

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