Visit and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Seaham, County Durham. Lord Londonderry hired John Dobson of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne to design a port to ship his coal. Operations began in 1828 amid the firing of cannon and the cheers of 5,000 people. The promenade on the sea-front to the North is good for views. On the limestone cliffs above is St Mary's Church in the old village, an interesting small and low building with aisle-less nave and chancel, dating from Anglo-Saxon times. Some Roman stones were used in the walls. Over the double piscina, a carved hand seems to be raised in blessing. There is an early 13th-century font and a l6th-century pulpit.
Seaham Hall was the scene of the unfortunate marriage of Lord Byron and Anne Isabella Milbanke in 1815.
Nearby cities: Durham, Sunderland
Nearby towns: Chester-le-Street, Houghton-le-Spring, Peterlee, Sunderland
Nearby villages: Bowburn, Castle Eden, Cold Hesledon, Cox Green, Dalton-le-Dale, Easington, Haswell, Hawthorn, Hesleden, Hetton le Hole, Horden, Leamside, Low Moorsley, Ludworth, Monkwearmouth, New Herrington, New Silksworth, Pallion, Penshaw, Pittington, Quarrington Hill, Ryhope, Seaton, Sherburn, Sherburn Hill, Silksworth, South Hetton, South Hylton, Southwick, Thornley, Usworth, West Rainton, Wingate
Have you decided to visit or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a bed and breakfast (a B&B or b and b)
- a guesthouse
- a hotel (or motel)
- a self-catering establishment, or
- other accommodation