Beamish & the local area
Situated midway between historic Durham City (6 miles) and the market town of Chester-Le-Street (4 miles), Beamish is ideally placed for commuting to the major commercial centres of the North East and an ideal base for touring the Dales, Northumberland, the Borders and North Yorkshire.
We have over a dozen of pubs and restaurants within a mile (the nearest being 500 yards away). Stanley is a mile away and has a large Asda and Aldi as well as several excellent take-aways.
For children, two family pubs with supervised play areas and children’s menus are less than a mile away and we have several top-class restaurants within easy reach for a special evening out.
There is a bus stop 350 yards away with regular services to Darlington, Durham, Chester-Le-Street and Newcastle. Durham Railway Station is within easy reach by bus. Regular services operate to York (40 mins) Edinburgh (1hr 40mins).
The Theatre Royal (20mins) is one of only nine Grade I Listed theatres in England and is regarded by many as the UK’s finest theatre building. It’s the regional home of the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, Opera North and Rambert Dance Company.
The iconic curves of the Sage on Newcastle/Gateshead’s Quayside (15mins) were designed by Sir Norman Foster and host the acclaimed Northern Sinfonia as well as world class musical events from jazz to folk.
At Sunderland Empire (20mins) you can see smash hit West End musicals such as Starlight Express, Miss Saigon and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to opera and ballet; cutting-edge comedy to very latest kids shows.
There’s lots to see from the Angel of the North to Alnwick Castle, Hadrian’s Wall to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. This is an area of outstanding beauty, one that you will never forget.