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Stanhope Old Hall

Stanhope Old Hall

0.5 mi from Killhope Lead Mining Museum
3.5 out of 5.0
4.9 out of 5 (14 reviews)

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

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Westgate Manor

Westgate Manor

5.2 mi from Killhope Lead Mining Museum
3.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (9 reviews)

Situated in Bishop Auckland, this guesthouse is 9.6 mi (15.4 km) from High Force and within 20 mi (32 km) of Empire Theatre …

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The Bay Horse Inn

The Bay Horse Inn

5.7 mi from Killhope Lead Mining Museum
3.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (22 reviews)

Located in Wolsingham, this inn is within 9 mi (15 km) of Killhope Lead Mining Museum, Hamsterley Forest, and Low Barns …

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The Punch Bowl Inn

The Punch Bowl Inn

6.4 mi from Killhope Lead Mining Museum
4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (40 reviews)

Situated in Consett, this inn is within 9 mi (15 km) of Killhope Lead Mining Museum, Empire Theatre, and Stocksfield Golf Clu …

£71
Lord Crewe Arms

Lord Crewe Arms

6.6 mi from Killhope Lead Mining Museum
3.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (26 reviews)

Located in Blanchland, this hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Killhope Lead Mining Museum, Stocksfield Golf Club, and Hexham …

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Old Coach House At The Golden Lion

Old Coach House At The Golden Lion

6.6 mi from Killhope Lead Mining Museum
3.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (4 reviews)

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

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Best Western Derwent Manor Hotel

Best Western Derwent Manor Hotel

8.5 mi from Killhope Lead Mining Museum
3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (77 reviews)

Located in Allensford, this hotel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Empire Theatre and within 9 mi (15 km) of Stocksfield Golf Club and …

£57
The Old Mill Knitsley

The Old Mill Knitsley

9.5 mi from Killhope Lead Mining Museum
3.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (36 reviews)

Located in Knitsley, this inn is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Empire Theatre and within 9 mi (15 km) of Chapman's Well Local Nature …

£71
Slaley Hall

Slaley Hall

9.7 mi from Killhope Lead Mining Museum
4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (292 reviews)

Located in the historical district, this family-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Stocksfield Golf Club, Hexham Market …

£88
Travellers Rest

Travellers Rest

12 mi from Killhope Lead Mining Museum
4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (36 reviews)

Situated in a rural location, this inn is within 6 mi (10 km) of Hexham Market Place, Old Gaol, and Hexham Abbey. Corbridge …

£58

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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