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Stanhope Old Hall
Stanhope Old Hall

Front Street, Bishop Auckland

3.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (4 reviews)

Situated in Bishop Auckland, this country house is within 16 mi (25 km) of Empire Theatre, Hamsterley Forest, and High Force. …

£95
Ashbrow Cottage
Ashbrow Cottage

Sidehead, Bishop Auckland DL13 1LE

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Bishop Auckland, this cottage is 9.6 mi (15.5 km) from High Force and within 25 mi (40 km) of Bowes Museum and …

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Old Coach House At The Golden Lion
Old Coach House At The Golden Lion

12 Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL13 1QF

3.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

Situated in Bishop Auckland, this inn is 8 mi (12.9 km) from High Force and within 20 mi (32 km) of Eggleston Hall and Empire …

£50
Slaley Hall
Slaley Hall

Slaley Hall, Hexham NE47 0BX

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (219 reviews)

Located in the historical district, this family-friendly hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Stocksfield Golf Club, Empire …

£100
The Old Mill Knitsley
The Old Mill Knitsley

Knitsley Mill House, Consett DH8 9EL

3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (24 reviews)

Situated in a rural location, this inn is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Empire Theatre and within 9 mi (15 km) of Chapman's Well Local …

£75
The Royal Oak
The Royal Oak

1 Commercial Street, Durham DH7 9BN

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (34 reviews)

Situated in Durham, this inn is within 9 mi (15 km) of Chapman's Well Local Nature Reserve, Durham University, and Durham …

£55
The Anchor Inn
The Anchor Inn

Anvil House, Consett DH8 9JN

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (22 reviews)

Situated in Consett, this inn is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Stocksfield Golf Club and within 6 mi (10 km) of Cherryburn and Empir …

£85
Royal Station Hotel
Royal Station Hotel

Neville Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 5DH

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (848 reviews)

Located in the heart of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Newcastle-upon-Tyne Arts Centr …

£54
The Bay Horse Inn
The Bay Horse Inn

8 Brandon Village, Durham DH7 8ST

2.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (107 reviews)

Situated in Durham, this inn is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Brancepeth Castle Golf Club and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Oriental Museum. …

£30
Strathmore Lawn East - Guest house
Strathmore Lawn East - Guest house

81 Galgate, Barnard Castle DL12 8ES

4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (12 reviews)

Situated in Barnard Castle, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Barnard Castle and Bowes Museum. Eggleston Hall and …

£78
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Pocket Guide: Bishop Auckland Killhope Lead Mining Museum Hotels

Killhope Lead Mining Museum is a 19th-century mining museum located in the north Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in County Durham. As well as Killhope Mine, the site comprises of a café, museum collection and gift shop - there's even a small yurt village that can be hired for special events or for overnight stays at the mine. Wherever you're staying in nearby Durham Hotels, Killhope Lead Mining Museum offers a fascinating insight into the North's mining heritage, once the lifeblood of the region and a great day out for the family.

Explore History Come to Life at Killhope Mining Museum from Durham Hotels

Lead mining was once a huge industry in the North Pennines region, and while today it is a protected beauty spot, 120 years ago the area was a hotbed of industrial activity. Killhope Mine was one of the richest mines in the country, extracting over 60,000 tonnes of lead throughout its lifetime. Although the mine has long since ceased operations, it still survives as a fascinating tourist attraction and a window into an important corner of English history.

Have an Adventure Down a Mine from Hotels in Durham

The first building to be restored and opened to the public was the mineshop in 1984. At the mineshop today you can learn about a miner's daily life, try on costumes and visit the mine manager's office. The main reason to visit Killhope today is, of course, to explore the mine, which is no mean feat and requires a lot of safety equipment and a qualified tour guide. The tour takes roughly an hour and involves some traipsing through waterlogged caverns, but thankfully if you forget your wellies some will be provided. You'll encounter some fascinating relics along the way, including the 5.5 metre waterwheel located in the Wheel Chamber. Throughout the year, Killhope Lead Mining Museum hosts special events and exhibitions, so it's well worth checking the website before your visit.

There are several Durham hotels and guesthouses located near to Killhope Lead Mining Museum, which is best reached by car, with free parking available. There are numerous hotels and guesthouses located in and around Durham itself, and a couple situated in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, such as the Old Coach House at The Golden Lion and The Bay Horse Inn.

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