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Slaley Hall
Slaley Hall

Slaley Hall, Hexham NE47 0BX

4.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Hexham hotel is located in the historical district, 0 mi (0.1 km) from De Vere Slaley Hall Golf Course …

£89
Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa
Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa

Carrville, Durham DH1 1TD

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Carrville, this spa hotel is 3 mi (4.9 km) from Gala Theatre Durham and 3.1 mi (5 km) from St. Nicholas Church. …

£67
Best Western Derwent Manor Hotel
Best Western Derwent Manor Hotel

Allensford, Consett DH8 9BB

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Allensford, this hotel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Empire Theatre and within 9 mi (15 km) of De Vere Slaley Hall Golf …

£54
Radisson BLU Hotel Durham
Radisson BLU Hotel Durham

Frankland Lane, Durham DH1 5TA

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Durham, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Crook Hall and Gardens, Durham Castle, and Durham Cathedral. …

£71
Best Western Beamish Hall Country House Hotel
Best Western Beamish Hall Country House Hotel

Beamish, Stanley DH9 0YB

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Beamish, this historic hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Beamish Wild and Beamish Open Air Museum. Causey Arch is 1.5 …

£54
Oak Cottage
Oak Cottage

Holmside Lane, Burnhope, Edmondsley, Durham DH7 6EX

3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Durham, this bed & breakfast is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from South Moor Golf Club and within 6 mi (10 km) of Beamish Open …

£60
Malmaison Newcastle
Malmaison Newcastle

104 Quayside, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 3DX

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, this spa hotel is steps from Baltic Flour Mills, Quayside, and Gateshead Millennium Bridge …

£85
Copthorne Hotel Newcastle
Copthorne Hotel Newcastle

The Close, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 3RT

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bessie Surtees House, Castle Keep, an …

£60
Hotel du Vin & Bistro Newcastle
Hotel du Vin & Bistro Newcastle

City Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 2BE

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated on a river, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Seven Stories and Quayside. Gateshead Millennium Bridg …

£84
Best Western Plus Gibside Hotel
Best Western Plus Gibside Hotel

Front Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE16 4JG

3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Whickham, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Bowes Museum and 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from metrocentre. Tyne Bridge and …

£59
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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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