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Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa
Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa

Carrville, Durham DH1 1TD

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4.4 out of 5 (333 reviews)

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. …

£79
Slaley Hall
Slaley Hall

Slaley Hall, Hexham NE47 0BX

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4.1 out of 5 (251 reviews)

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

£89
Best Western Beamish Hall Country House Hotel
Best Western Beamish Hall Country House Hotel

Beamish, Stanley DH9 0YB

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4.3 out of 5 (140 reviews)

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 …

£62
Best Western Derwent Manor Hotel
Best Western Derwent Manor Hotel

Allensford, Consett DH8 9BB

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (62 reviews)

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 …

£63
Lord Crewe Arms
Lord Crewe Arms

The Square, Consett DH8 9SP

3.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (14 reviews)

Located in Blanchland, this hotel is 5 mi (8.1 km) from De Vere Slaley Hall Golf Course and within 12 mi (20 km) of Killhop …

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Plummer House
Plummer House

Market Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 6NE

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Newcastle City Center, this apartment is within a 5-minute walk of Blue Carpet and Grey's Monument. S …

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Malmaison Newcastle
Malmaison Newcastle

104 Quayside, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 3DX

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4.3 out of 5 (397 reviews)

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

£85
Redworth Hall Hotel
Redworth Hall Hotel

Redworth, Newton Aycliffe DL5 6NL

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3.9 out of 5 (272 reviews)

This family-friendly Newton Aycliffe hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of National Railway Museum at Shildon, Sweet Greetings, an …

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Royal Station Hotel
Royal Station Hotel

Neville Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 5DH

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4 out of 5 (967 reviews)

Located in the heart of Newcastle City Center, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Genting Casino Newcastle, …

£51
Best Western Plus Gibside Hotel
Best Western Plus Gibside Hotel

Front Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE16 4JG

3.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (92 reviews)

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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