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Worth the effort

Bit of a climb to the top even via the steps but worth the effort as the view from the monument is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ed L
Ringwood, United Kingdom
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Great Views

Can take a bit to get to the top of the hill, but it is worth all the effort, the Views are great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
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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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All reviews steep climb national trust john george walk up views are breathtaking herrington park easter eggs lambton worm well worth the effort head torch nice walk lovely place to visit worth a visit lit up at night pillars folly durham
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Bit of a climb to the top even via the steps but worth the effort as the view from the monument is great even on a day when the sunshine refuses to shine. Limited parking.

Thank Ed L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can take a bit to get to the top of the hill, but it is worth all the effort, the Views are great. Time it right and the stairs may be open to walk the top of the Monument.

Thank johnlinda213
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very short walk to the top of this monument and you get fantastic views. It is great for taking photos and you can walk on the top of the monument (National trust).

Thank nmaidwell123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love going here for a walk out no matter the weather. Views from the top are amazing! Highly recommend

Thank caitlinbarry1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit and lovely views stretched out to miles. Be prepared to walk though. Can hv some lovely walks around penshaw

Thank Amanda D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the kids for a walk up to the monument on a lovely bright sunny day, after reaching the summit lol we were treated to amazing views all around us, and a fantastic part of the national history trust foundation. You could pay £5 and...More

Thank modfather40
Reviewed September 8, 2018

This monument is a huge landmark visible from many areas of Sunderland and the views from the top are amazing. It is a steep walk to the top up but well worth it and on occasion the National Trust open up the spiral staircase where...More

Thank Sarah T
Reviewed September 4, 2018

I'd not heard about the Penshaw Monument before a child at university meant wearing a groove in the A1 with a child at university and spotting it. I was excited to discover that it was possible to go to the top and booked as soon...More

Thank dirtmother
Reviewed August 31, 2018

It's a bit of a tough walk up the big steps cut into the hill side to get to the base of the monument, but worth it when you get up there. You can climb to the top of the monument, and on a nice...More

Thank uknannyusa
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Lovely views once we eventually reached the top. Hard work if your not fit but definitely worth persevering

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