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Causey Arch

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Address: Stanley, England
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The Oldest Railway Arch in the World

A very interesting piece of early coal mining history. Set in a spectacular gorge with wildlife including Woodpeckers, Roe Deer and Red Kites. The gorge is traversed by trails... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very interesting piece of early coal mining history. Set in a spectacular gorge with wildlife including Woodpeckers, Roe Deer and Red Kites. The gorge is traversed by trails that make for a lovely walk, especially when the steam trains from the Tanfield Railway are operating and pass right by.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We went along for the steak night ,was absolutely delicious would highly recommend all home made chips and onion rings,could not fault it,staff very friendly too,lovely old pub with log fire

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Causey Arch, what a truly splendid sight, you can step back in time. Drive up to the entrance for Tanfield Railway, park up and walk down. It's a marvellous site with superb history you may not know we had!

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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Had a great walk along gorge then up to arch itself. A truly uplifting experience to see an Arch surviving since the 1700 s

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We walked over the Causey arch today as part of a circular walk, and were lucky enough to see a train on the Tanfield railway, which brings home the purpose of this track. If you plan on visiting do read the leaflet as it helps you understand what you see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Good walking from the car park with information boards, easily reached by small children 2 and 4 years old.

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Stanley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A good area for a gentle stroll, with or without a dog. Suitable for off lead generally quiet spot. There is a nice circular walk starting and ending at the car park, it takes least than an hour.Can be slippy in places though during wet weather and there are steps to negotiate for buggies or nor so fit amongst us.... More 

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Stanley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This area has a great walking route for all the family. The kids love to catch a glimpse of the Tanfield Railway trains steaming through the forest. There is also a great cafe on site that offers a good selection for lunching.

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durham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

For historic reasons its worth a visit. Theres plenty of information available at the site and if you are lucky you may get to see the steam train in action. Its a nice walk at any time of year.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

A lovely short walk for all the family an ideal for little bug hunts with children. Close to Tanfield railway so you might see a stream train.

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