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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British History Quiz

This devout king was the son of Aethelred the Unready and Emma, daughter of Richard III of Normandy



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This Day in British History

24 January, 1328

Edward III marries Philippa of Hainault

Edward's sister Joan would soon marry David, son of Rober the Bruce

Monarch Mayhem

This queen was buried in three places; her entrails at Lincoln Cathedral, her heart at Blackfriars in London, and her body at Westminster Abbey



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Beamish (Self catering)
Beamish Cottage, Beamish

Beamish Cottage

Open plan sitting room with dining area and kitchen. Double bedroom with 6' zip and link bed (twins by arr) and TV. Bathroom/WC with separate shower cubicle.
Sleeps 2

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Wolsingham (Self catering)
Bridge House, Wolsingham

Bridge House

This luxury, spacious mid-terrace cottage, set next to the owner's home, is in the market town of Wolsingham near to Hamsterley in the Yorkshire Dales and can sleep six people …
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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