YHA Edmundbyers


Consett, County Durham

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YHA Edmundbyers is popular accommodation for walking holidays, with much to explore amongst this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Traditional, wooden beams and a cosy open fire make this former 17th century inn a comfortable place to stay for an activity break or for visits to nearby cities, Newcastle and Durham. The Derwent Reservoir attracts fishermen and water-sport fans or for an exciting day out try Beamish outdoor museum and Hadrian’s Wall – both nearby.

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3 Star Hostel
YHA Edmundbyers
YHA Edmundbyers,Low House B6278,Edmundbyers,CONSETT,County Durham,DH8 9NL


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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