Castles in County Durham

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This war between England and Spain was ostensibly fought over Spanish mistreatment of an English sailor


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17 March, 1628

Charles I's 3rd Parliament opens

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

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This king defeated Guthrun the Dane at the Battle of Edington


Stanhope (Self catering)
Unthank Hall, Stanhope

Unthank Hall

This historic Grade II* listed 16th century country house is situated on the edge of the village of Stanhope, County Durham and sleeps seven people in three bedrooms.
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Barnard Castle (Self catering)
Leadmill House Workshop, Barnard Castle

Leadmill House Workshop

This lovely, detached, stone-built cottage near Barnard Castle can sleep two people in one bedroom.
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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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