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The Bell Guest House is located in Horden just a few minutes from the sea. The house gets its name from the previous owner, Henry Bell, who purchased the property back in 1925 – it retains plenty of charm and character. The bedrooms are well appointed and comfortable, while the coach bar and lounge are warm and welcoming. This guest house is ideally located for Hartlepool, Sunderland, Newcastle and Durham.

Awards, Accolades & welcome Schemes

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4 Silver Star Award: Highly recommended

Warm and welcoming public areas at this inn, close to the coast

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- AA Inspector
The Bell Guest House
Sunderland Road, PETERLEE, SR8 4PF

Features

Rooms
  • Rooms 9
  • Family bedrooms: 2
Children
  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
Facilities
  • Free TV
  • Wifi
  • Lounge with TV
Weddings
  • Maximum number of guests: f

About The area

Discover County Durham

County Durham reaches halfway across England, from the North Pennines in the west, to the sea in the east. Much of it is very sparsely inhabited, and is naturally beautiful; a mix of rolling hills, monumental valleys, lush farmland and unforgiving moors. It’s strong on industrial heritage as well, and remnants of the now all-but-vanished mining industry are everywhere.

The City of Durham has a magnificent Cathedral which can be traced back to the establishment of a church in the 10thcentury as the final resting place of the miraculous remains of Saint Cuthbert. The Cathedral, alongside the city’s Castle (an 11th-century structure that now houses University College), were created a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986. The area’s mining past is fully documented at the Durham Mining Museum; an amazing resource. Bishop Auckland is the other major settlement, and for centuries was run almost as an independent state by the powerful Bishops of Durham. These days it is still a bustling town with plenty of shops, historical interest and events like the annual food festival. The coastal town of Peterlee is unusual; it was set up as a new town to house Durham miners after WW2. 

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