Penshaw Monument, Houghton-le-Spring

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  • Iconic North East attraction that is popular with locals and tourists. Great for a gentle walk to the top (borrow a dog if you don’t have one) and to take in the amazing views of the River Wear and We...  more »
  • This monument is worth the hike up those steps not only for the views but also for chance to visit the site. At weekends only, you can climb the stairs in one of the pillars, to walk around the top of...  more »
  • 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 »
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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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