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Stanhope Old Hall
Stanhope Old Hall

Front Street, Bishop Auckland

3.5 out of 5.0
4.9 out of 5 (8 reviews)

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

£86
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 Empire Theatre and …

£53
The Manor House Inn
The Manor House Inn

Carterway Heads, Consett DH8 9LX

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

Situated in Carterway Heads, this inn is within 6 mi (10 km) of De Vere Slaley Hall Golf Course, Empire Theatre, and …

£70
The Old Mill Knitsley
The Old Mill Knitsley

Knitsley Mill House, Consett DH8 9EL

3.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (32 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 …

£85
Rye Hill Farm
Rye Hill Farm

Slaley, Hexham NE47 0AH

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

Situated in Hexham, this country house is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from De Vere Slaley Hall Golf Course and within 6 mi (10 km) of …

£75
Hamsteels Hall
Hamsteels Hall

Hamsteels Lane, Durham DH7 9RS

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (27 reviews)

Situated in a rural location, this apartment is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Diggerland and within 6 mi (10 km) of Chapman's Well …

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The Kings Head
The Kings Head

Market Place, Hexham NE47 9BD

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Allendale, this inn is 0 mi (0 km) from Allendale Forge Studios and within 6 mi (10 km) of Heritage Centre and The …

£80
Radisson BLU Hotel Durham
Radisson BLU Hotel Durham

Frankland Lane, Durham DH1 5TA

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (924 reviews)

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

£79
Strathmore Lawn East - Guest house
Strathmore Lawn East - Guest house

81 Galgate, Barnard Castle DL12 8ES

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (17 reviews)

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

£80
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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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