Willow Cottage

“In a conservation village” - VisitEngland Assessor

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Wolsingham, County Durham

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The small, riverside market town of Wolsingham is the ‘Gateway to Weardale'. This traditional, early 1800s sandstone cottage, although fully refurbished, retains much of its original cosy charm. In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a wealth of attractions within range includes Beamish Living Museum, the Bowes Museum of Art, Fashion and Design, and the Weardale heritage railway line.

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Willow Cottage
Willow Cottage, 5 West End, WOLSINGHAM, County Durham, DL13 3AY
Phone : 07977 235239

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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