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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  • I love this place, full panoramic views of pretty much the entire north east on a sunny day, the monument has recently benefitted from some new investments meaning we have new steps guiding us to the very top. After the recent "beast from the east" snow storm a few of the local rugby players and myself took our snowboards up and boarded down. A first in my life. What an experience!!!
  • Nice view from the top of the hill. Monument it self brings a lot attention as you can see it from long range while driving A1.
  • Though it may get busy on top of the hill, the woods behind can be quite calm..though be watchful of mountain bikes hurtling down the purpose-built track!! Mountain bike trail has now been shut as of 24th April 2018.
  • Beautiful surroundings and a recently refurbished and much improved path to the Folly. Amazing views from the monument. It looks great lit up at night too. You can get away from it all in the quieter woodland paths if desired. An improvement would be some better/more information boards.
  • Lovely place, we took the kids and the dog and walked up to the monument, then round the woods. Brilliant on a nice day.
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