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Located in Allensford, this hotel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Empire Theatre and within 9 miles (15 km) of Stocksfield Golf Club and Gibside. Chapman's Well Local ...
Located in the historical district, this family-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Stocksfield Golf Club, Hexham Market Place and Old Gaol. Hexham Abbey ...
Situated in Consett, this inn is within 9 miles (15 km) of Killhope Lead Mining Museum, Empire Theatre and Stocksfield Golf Club. Gibside and Cherryburn are ...
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.
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.
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.