Penshaw Monument, Houghton-le-Spring

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  • There are interesting stories about how and why this monument was built - I hope they are just folklore. What is true is that this is a prominent local feature and that you can see it for miles around...  more »
  • I drive past this Monument almost Daily on the A19 yet had never been up, so made an evening to do so. But be warned that is literally all there is to do, get up to it, have a look at the landscape th...  more »
  • It's an unfinished Monument on a hill! Greek style stonework! It has a staircase to the top, which I've never seen open, although I have found the iron door! Would love to go up! I was told it was clo...  more »
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  • A lovely place for a wander. An excellent view from the top. Some cows occupy the land but are never a problem. The main path has been recently been resurfaced. At certain times You can climb inside a pillar and up a staircase up to the very top on a weekend when they open the rooftop for visitors. To book visit the national trust website. Just across the road is herrington Park with a play area, ponds and playing fields.
  • The scale of the building is really surprising - it's far bigger than I thought it might be. Also, there's no roof, do don't think you'll be sheltering under it from the rain! There's limiting street-side parking at the bottom of the hill, and it's only a short walk to the top. The views from the top are great too.
  • Beautiful views and nice paths to walk down. It's nice to visit, but not exactly what I'd expect from a national trust property, as there is little else than the monument.
  • Beautiful location, can be seen from miles around. Visit when the stairs are open and view the area from the top. Amazing.
  • Free parking and entry. Steps but still a bit of a scramble if it's busy. Great views from the top.

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