Visit Billingham and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Billingham, County Durham, was transformed from a sleepy village into a thriving industrial complex on Teesside when the chemicals industry, dominated now by Imperial Chemical Industries, developed here after the First World War. The need to produce homemade explosives and fertilizers had been underlined by the German blockade and this location was conveniently near a coalfield and the sea. Looking at the practically all new town, it is hard to think of it as 1,000 years old, but it was founded in the 10th century by Edgar, father of Ethelred H. In 1801, its population was only 335; today it is 35,000.
St Cuthbert's Church symbolizes the marriage of old and new. It was founded in 860 and has a tall, square Anglo-Saxon tower, a long, narrow Anglo-Saxon nave, altered in the 12th century, and a broad, light chancel completed in 1939.
Adjacent cities/towns/villages: Bishopton, Cargo Fleet, Carlton, Claxton, Dalton Piercy, Eaglescliffe, Egglescliffe, Elton, Elwick, Embleton, Eston, Fishburn, Greatham, Grindon, Hart, Hartlepool, Haverton Hill, High Throston, Lackenby, Long Newton, Low Throston, Maltby, Marton, Middlesbrough, Middleton One Row, Middleton St George, Nunthorpe, Port Clarence, Redcar, Redmarshall, Sadberge, Sedgefield, South Bank, Stainton, Stillington, Stockton-on-Tees, Teesside County Boro, Thornaby-on-Tees, Thorpe Thewles, Trimdon, West Hartlepool, Wolviston, Yarm
Have you decided to visit Billingham or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Billingham bed and breakfast (a Billingham B&B or Billingham b and b)
- a Billingham guesthouse
- a Billingham hotel (or motel)
- a Billingham self-catering establishment, or
- other Billingham accommodation