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Things to do in Burnopfield, County Durham

Nestled between Stanley in County Durham and Rowlands Gill in the borough of Gateshead sits one of the North East Greatest secrets.

View of Burnopfield © louiseannestudios.com
View of Burnopfield © louiseannestudios.com

The village of Burnopfield sits on the top of a hill that overlooks the Tyne Valley to the West and Gateshead, Newcastle and the river Tyne to the East.

Only 10 minutes from the A1 and the Metro Centre this little village is a must for any visitors the the area.

The village has three public houses: The Travellers where a hearty meal is available for a price of a pint, The Burton serving real ales and promising a true taste of Geordie hospitality and finally the Pack Horse where fine ales, wine and good food are on the menu, not to mention a Pub Quiz and live bands on a Friday.

The village is situated near to the famous Beamish Museum (5 miles) Tanfield Railway; the oldest working railway in the world, and of course Gibside, the ancestral home of Bowes-Lyons family which is only a mile or so from the village.

Burnopfield is the first village in the County Durham area as you travel from Gateshead and provides visitors with splendid views of Tyne valley, Chopwell and County Durham.

Description by George Heron

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