Many of Durham’s highlights are near to Chester-le-Street, so it is a convenient place to base yourself. The Washington Old Hall and the Beamish Open Air Museum are just two of the best places to explore here. Two other worthy points of interest close by Chester-le-Street are the Angel of the North and Beamish Museum.
There are a number of natural gifts here as well, so don’t miss the nearby green spaces. The ecological reserves such as the WWT Washington Wetland Centre in Sunderland and the Herrington Country Park, give visitors an insight into the birds, trees and plants that exist in the local area.
The area is the home turf of the legendary Gateshead Thunder rugby league team in winter and Gateshead F.C. soccer team. Both teams compete in regular games at Gateshead International Stadium, Gateshead. If sports are not your thing, you can still roar along with locals at one of the many pop or rock concerts staged here.
Finding somewhere suitable to rest your head within Chester-le-Street is simple. For a good night’s sleep check out the amenities at the Radisson BLU Hotel Durham, the Campanile Washington Newcastle Upon Tyne, and the Holiday Inn Washington.