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Cool old bridge

This is a cool old bridge over the river Tees . Not a easy place to stop at if driving. But just... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2018
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Cheap thrills

Just loved standing on here as cars went over! Also walks from here to Abbey bridge and back on... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2018
Barnoldswick, United Kingdom
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Whorlton Bridge, Barnard Castle DL12 8XD, England
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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

This is a cool old bridge over the river Tees . Not a easy place to stop at if driving. But just drive over it slowly and enjoy.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Just loved standing on here as cars went over! Also walks from here to Abbey bridge and back on Teesdale Way.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Teacherjude
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Walked here from local inn. Nice views up and down river, and some good information on history of bridge. Worth seeking out.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Found this by accident. At one end of the bridge is the old toll house and it has a list of the tariff for crossing the bridge on the outside walls of the building. Makes fascinating reading. Standing on the bridge watching the water when...More

Date of experience: February 2018
3  Thank june n
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Lovely spot -especially when the weather is good. Interesting history with old gatehouse. Oldest chain bridge in the UK

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Dianne M
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Whorlton Bridge is a really fine suspension bridge just outside the attractive village of Whorlton. As it is a narrow bridge, there are bollards and raised kerbs to check the width of approaching vehicles. I drive a Landrover Discovery and had ample room, so ordinary...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Found it by accident as lost my way. Did not know of its existence. Very narrow entrance and exit. Expected to pay toll but not needed. Very narrow lanes to navigate

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Menumore
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Have known about and used this bridge for approximately 60 years and the engineering still amazes me. Some nice Walks from here along the river. This place used to be a very popular area for picnicking and playing but unfortunately it is now out of...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Alan B
Reviewed 8 July 2017

This was the little suspension that greeted us on our way to the Fernavilles Rest Inn @ Whorlton what a great entrance to a super cute village. We walked back down to the bridge several times

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank scoobz1
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Not a destination in itself, but interesting early example of a toll suspension bridge (no tolls to pay these days!). Best walking down from Whorlton village so enjoy the views and see the river racing through limestone pavement.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank JRMaddog
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