Consett attractions

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ConsettConsett is in County Durham, a county whose southern boundary is formed by the River Tees, its northern boundary by the River Tyne, its western boundary high in the Pennine Hills and to the east, the limestone cliffs of its North Sea coastline, the unspoilt Durham Heritage Coast. Here you will find the magnificent World Heritage site Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle. The county is mainly rural with the moors and valleys of Teesdale and Weardale, bustling market towns, former colliery villages, majestic castles and living museums.

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Attractions Derwent Valley Railway Path, Consett. Enquiries to Durham County Council, Environment, County Hall, Durham Tel: 0191 383 3594 The Derwent Valley Railway Path shadows the River Derwent for 11 miles between Swalwell and Consett, passing through the villages of Shotley Bridge, Ebchester and Rowlands Gill. It passes through woodland, meadow and along side ponds and riverside areas. In addition there are two visitor centres, Swalwell and Thornley Woodland.

 Derwent Valley Railway Path

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Attractions Derwentcote Steel Furnace, Forge Lane, Hamsterley, Rowlands Gill, Tyne and Wear, NE39 1BATel :0191 269 1200 Built in the 1720s, Derwentcote is the earliest and most complete steel-making furnace in Britain. It produced high-grade steel for springs and cutting tools. Production ceased in the 1870’s and the furnace soon fell into disrepair. Fortunately, in 1985 it was taken into the care of English Heritage and carefully restored. About 5 miles north of Consett.
Derwentcote Steel Furnace

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AttractionsBeamish - The North of England Open Air Museum, Co. Durham Tel: 0191 370 4000. Visit the town, colliery village, farm, railway station, Pockerley Manor and 1825 railway, recreating life in the North East in the early 1800's and 1900's. Beamish Museum is an open air museum where you can go underground in a drift mine, visit the pit cottages, Victorian schoolroom, a Victorian dentist and an old fashioned sweet shop. Step on board our trams and we'll transport you into the past. www.beamish.org.uk. About 10 miles east of Consett.

Beamish - The North of England Open Air Museum

AttractionsGateshead Angel of the North, Durham Road, Low Eighton, Gateshead Tel: 0191 477 3478 The Angel of the North is Britain's largest and most impressive sculpture. It stands near the A1 in Gateshead. Designed by Antony Gormley, it weighs 200 tons, is 20- metres high and has a 54-metre wing span. About 15 miles northeast of Consett.

Gateshead Angel of the North

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