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Things to do in Houghton-le-Spring - Tourist Places in Houghton-le-Spring
"I'll preface this review by admitting that I grew up within walking distance of this edifice. I've watched it transformed over the years from a fenced-off, dangerous structure, undermined by colliery subsidence and looking out over an ugly pit heap, to a National Trust owned attraction, repaired ..."and restored, floodlit, and overlooking a country park in place of the old colliery spoil heap.
New this year, they've opened up the spiral staircase which allows access to the top. It's 5 quid to make the climb, but free for National Trust members. For someone who grew up in the shadow of the monument, this was impossible to resist.
They give you a head mounted lamp for the 76 step climb to the top, and you will need it. The stairway is only lit by a few slits, and I think it's the narrowest spiral staircase that I've ever been on. The view from the top is worth the climb. Penshaw hill is one of the highest points for miles. On a clear day, you can see over 70 wind turbin...
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"I visited the farm today with my sister and our two babies and we had a fantastic morning. I purchased a groupon for a summer pass for the farm and i'm so pleased I did. The staff were friendly, the animals were cute and it's excellent value for money. It's defo worth a look!"
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