Penshaw Monument, Houghton-le-Spring

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  • This is a very good free attraction, with really good views of the surrounding area for miles. It is dog friendly and there are several nice walking paths through the woods around too. It's a lovely l...  more »
  • Thoroughly enjoyed our stop at The Monument on our journey; good brisk, steep walk - looks like the path has been replaced lately. Lovely views and area, stunning structure - we visited at dusk and ap...  more »
  • Kids love racing up to the monument! Really great walk and there is a park just near by too. Lovely Sunday day out!  more »
  • 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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