County Durham Travel Guide - Historic Houses


This category lists stately homes / country houses. For other types of historic properties see our gazetter of Historic Buildings in County Durham.


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HISTORY CORNER

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British History Quiz

Lambert Simnel (c. 1475-1535) claimed to be who?



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This Day in British History

22 April, 1445

Henry VI marries Margaret of Anjou

Margaret's father was Rene, King of Sicily. Unusually for a royal wedding, the ceremony took place at Titchfield Abbey in Hampshire

Monarch Mayhem

This queen's second husband, Lord Darnley, was murdered, possibly with her knowledge



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Stanhope (Self catering)
Dairy Cottage, Stanhope

Dairy Cottage

Shared entrance conservatory with sitting area. Shared utility room. private door to open plan sitting/dining room with gas fire sofa bed (for + 2) and well equipped kitchen area. Spacious …
Sleeps 4

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Stanhope (Self catering)
Queen Victoria Suite, Stanhope

Queen Victoria Suite

This delightful first floor apartment is centrally located in Stanhope, County Durham and can sleep six people in three bedrooms.
Sleeps 6

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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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