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Stanhope Old Hall
Stanhope Old Hall

Front Street, Bishop Auckland

3.5 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (6 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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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 Eggleston Hall and Empire …

£45
Dales Farm Upper Weardale
Dales Farm Upper Weardale

High Copthill, Bishop Auckland DL13 1AD

4.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (16 reviews)

Situated in the mountains, this bed & breakfast is 11.1 mi (17.8 km) from High Force and 12.3 mi (19.8 km) from Low Force. …

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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 (27 reviews)

Situated in a rural location, this inn is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Empire Theatre and within 9 mi (15 km) of Chapman's Well Local …

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The Royal Oak
The Royal Oak

1 Commercial Street, Durham DH7 9BN

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (35 reviews)

Situated in Durham, this inn is within 9 mi (15 km) of Chapman's Well Local Nature Reserve, Durham University, and Durham …

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The Old Post Office
The Old Post Office

27 Front Street, Durham DH7 0LA

4.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (13 reviews)

Situated in a rural location, this bed & breakfast is 2 mi (3.3 km) from Chapman's Well Local Nature Reserve and within 6 mi …

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Radisson BLU Hotel Durham
Radisson BLU Hotel Durham

Frankland Lane, Durham DH1 5TA

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (817 reviews)

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

£79
Beamish Mary Inn
Beamish Mary Inn

No Place, Next to Durham and, Stanley DH9 0AQ

3.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (3 reviews)

Situated in Stanley, this inn is within 3 mi (5 km) of South Moor Golf Club, Beamish Open Air Museum, and Beamish Adventure …

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The Dyvels Inn
The Dyvels Inn

Station Road, Corbridge NE45 5AY

3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (10 reviews)

Situated in Corbridge, this inn is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Corbridge Roman Site and within 9 mi (15 km) of Aydon Castle and …

£77
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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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