Many of Durham’s most interesting sights are located within easy reach of Allensford, making it a smart choice as a place to base yourself during your visit. Among the places not to miss are the marvelous Gibside and the incredible Killhope Lead Mining Museum. Two other worthy points of interest that are within a short distance of Allensford are the Beamish Adventure Park and the Beamish Open Air Museum.
Visitors to Allensford, looking for something a little out of the ordinary, will appreciate the nearby cultural attractions. Discover the interactive and traditional museums and exhibit spaces Beamish Museum in Stanley.
Add to your wardrobe, stock up on groceries or just people-watch at nearby fashion hotspots such as metrocentre in Gateshead and the Hexham Market Place in Hexham.
For a real taste of Allensford, consider staying close by in one of the area’s hotel or serviced apartment options. If you’re looking for a warm welcome and a good nights sleep it’s hard to go past the Holiday Inn Express Newcastle Metrocentre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, the Newcastle Gateshead Marriott Hotel Metrocentre, and the popular De Vere Hotel Slaley Hall, Hexham.