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amazing views

I found it hard to walk up as there is a lot of steps, I would still recommend a visit just for the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Good views from Penshaw but a Canny walk up!

One August day we decided to visit Penshaw Monument. We walked up to the summit which was quite a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Birtley, 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 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 4 days ago

I found it hard to walk up as there is a lot of steps, I would still recommend a visit just for the amazing views. Very peaceful.

Thank opreah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One August day we decided to visit Penshaw Monument. We walked up to the summit which was quite a trek up, however worth it when you got up for the views. Good views of the north east, horses, cows etc

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On your way up the A1 Just before Chester Le Street look right and it stands on the hill top. My sign that I'm nearly home. Home of the famous(around here)Penshaw Worm.

Thank Allen H
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 789edl
Reviewed 3 October 2018

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 3 October 2018

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 October 2018 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 October 2018 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 29 September 2018 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 8 September 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
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5 November 2018|
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Response from dirtmother | Reviewed this property |
No, sadly not, it's a steep hill with steps.
13 March 2017|
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Response from 62AndyS62 | Reviewed this property |
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