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Penshaw Monument

A 183 Chester Road | Parking off roundabout at Herrington Country Park entrance, Houghton-le-Spring DH4 7EL, England
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Lovely views

Penshaw has recently had new steps fitted and is ideal for lovely views across Houghton and out to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
David A
What a spot!

It's worth the walk to the top to see this magnificent structure and the 360 degree views. The walk... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
pddownunder
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“steep climb” (26 reviews)
“national trust” (40 reviews)
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A 183 Chester Road | Parking off roundabout at Herrington Country Park entrance, Houghton-le-Spring DH4 7EL, England
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"steep climb"
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"national trust"
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"local landmark"
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"walk up"
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"views are spectacular"
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"herrington park"
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"head torch"
in 7 reviews
"easter eggs"
in 4 reviews
"country park"
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"lambton worm"
in 5 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 5 reviews
"great walk"
in 5 reviews
"lovely place to visit"
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"lit up at night"
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"worth a visit"
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"coffee shop"
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"pillars"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Penshaw has recently had new steps fitted and is ideal for lovely views across Houghton and out to the sea

Thank David A
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It's worth the walk to the top to see this magnificent structure and the 360 degree views. The walk to the top is not strenuous and it's dog friendly. On weekends and some bank holidays, you can pay five pounds to walk up to the...More

Thank pddownunder
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked in advance to be able to walk up the monument. Luckily the weather was great the day we went. The hill can be a challenge but I managed it. I just found a few steps quite steep. The staff radioed each other as there...More

Thank Marie J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was here early this morning with my two border terriers and it’s a lovely walk around the monument shame our weather always lets us down

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice spot to see amazing views of all angles. Would be nice to see an information board at the top to give more if an idea and maybe some information on what we can see from the top

Thank Sam D
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

visited penshaw monument today bank holiday monday after arranging a roof top visit.the folly stands on a hill and is very impressive.owned by the national trust.the views are just stunning.to arrange a rooftop visit ,visit the national trusts web page for penshaw monument and it...More

Thank Karen G
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Reviewed April 28, 2018

Visited Penshaw many times, on a clear day the views are great, however I recently dis overexposed you can go on top! Tickets are available through National Trust website. If you do not like confined spaces, best avoid this bit. You are given a head...More

1  Thank Lucy A
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Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

Spent about half an hour walking around and through the monument. There is a short history board by the entrance which gives a good overview.

1  Thank ClaudiaHoli
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Reviewed April 19, 2018

Booked via National Trust to climb to top of monument. Car parking difficult on busy days, found a space further up the street and walked back. The climb to the top of the hill wasn't easy. the steps that have been added don't give yo...More

Thank BarronRosendahl69
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Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

Majestic on the hill in beautiful spring sun, framed by blue skies. Trot to the top was easier now the steps have been redone, but still out of breath due to pace and fitness level. It’s a national trust monument now after being gifted by...More

Thank Dr_Waugh
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thursowick
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Response from Tony L | Reviewed this property |
I would allow approx 2 hours
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