Historic Towns and Villages in County Durham


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British History Quiz

This essayist and poet is best known for his 'Dictionery of the English Language', published in 1755



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This Day in British History

20 November, 869

Death of St Edmund

A Danish force under Ivar defeated and killed Edmund, king of the East Angles, at Hoxne, Suffolk. Edmund was later sanctified as St Edmund. His death is a frequent theme in medieval wall paintings, where he is represented tied to a stake, while Danish archers shoot at him.

Monarch Mayhem

This monarch took the throne when his brother Edward abdicated



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Gainford (Self catering)
Barforth Hall Cottage, Gainford

Barforth Hall Cottage

This stone-built, semi-detached cottage situated close to the Teesdale village of Gainford sleeps two people.
Sleeps 2

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Eggleston (Self catering)
Jacob's Lodge, Eggleston

Jacob's Lodge

This detached holiday home is just outside the village of Eggleston near Barnard Castle and sleeps sixteen people in seven bedrooms.
Sleeps 16

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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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