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Chester-le-Track Heritage

English Heritage Links...

Beamish http://www.beamish.org.uk The North of England Open Air Museum, with steam trains from the old Rowley station near the town, and, in the 1825 area, a reproduction of Stephenson's original locomotive. Nearest station: Chester-le-Street
Friends of Beamish http://www.friendsofbeamish.co.uk Friends organisation for Beamish, well worth joining if visting more than once. No additional charge for admission all year.
The British Library http://www.bl.uk 260 miles from Chester-le-Street, adjacent to St. Pancras station is the home of many books and maps of great interest, especially the Lindisfarne Gospels, translated into English around 970AD in CLS.
Bletchley Park - Station X http://www.bletchleypark.org.uk Centre of the UK Code and Cypher School which, under the guidance of Alan Turing and others, cracked the German Enigma codes in WW2. Nearest station: Milton Keynes or Bletchley
Borde Hill, Sussex http://www.bordehill.co.uk Colonel Stephenson Clarke sponsored the great plant hunters of the 19th century who brought back plants and shrubs from all corners of the world to the stunning Sussex countryside. Nearest stn is Haywards Heath.
Cadw http://www.cadw.wales.gov.uk The executive agency within the National Assembly for Wales which carries out the Assembly's statutory responsibilities to protect, conserve and promote an appreciation of the built heritage of Wales
Darlington Railway Cetnre and Museum http://www.drcm.org.uk Based at the Darlington North Road station, on the original Stockton & Darlington railway of 1825 - not many miles from us!
Environment and Heritage Service, Northern Ireland http://www.ehsni.gov.uk The government body in Northern Ireland which looks after heritage sites such as Dunluce Castle (near Portrush) and Carrickfergus Castle. No reciprocal members arrangements in place with EH / Cadw / Historic Scotland.
Duchas (Heritage Ireland) http://www.heritageireland.ie The state sponsored organisation for protecting the built heritage of the Republic of Ireland. Have your euros ready to visit....
Historic Houses Association http://www.hha.org.uk Association of owners of some of the finest stately homes in the country
English Heritage http://www.english-heritage.org.uk Government sponsored custodian of historic buildings such as castles and monuments throughout England, including Hadrian's Wall
Historic Scotland http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk The Scottish equivalent of English Heritage, state-sponsored Historic Scotland looks after historic places and monuments.
Historic Royal Palaces http://www.hrp.org.uk Old haunts of royalty, now open to the public.
Hudson's Guide http://www.hudsons.co.uk Guide to Historic Houses and Gardens, Castles and heritage Sites: an excellent book published annually, on the web
The Landmark Trust http://www.landmarktrust.co.uk The Trust has a range of fascinating buildings throughout the country available for rental, preserving and enhancing our built heritage.
National Trust http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk Charity running historic houses, monuments and land and coastline in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
National Rail Museum http://www.nrm.org.uk The free-to-enter National museum of railways at York, close to York station, and shortly to have a satellite base at Shildon on the original line from Darlington.
Northumbria Tourist Board http://www.ntb.org.uk Regional Tourist Board for the north-east of England.
National Trust for Scotland http://www.nts.org.uk North of the border, the NTS looks after historic buildings, castles, woodlands and coastline.
Quiet Gardens http://www.quietgarden Places of rest and reflection at churches, monsteries, country houses etc.
Treasure Houses of England http://www.treasurehouses.co.uk Site for most famous stately homes: Beaulieu, Blenheim, Castle Howard, Chatsworth, Harewood, Leeds Castle, Longleat, Warwick Castle, Woburn Abbey and Wilton House.
Heritage Railways Association ukhrail.uel.ac.uk This is the UK's premier LISTING OF HERITAGE RAILWAYS which provides onwards connections to most heritage railways of over 15" gauge. Highly recommended.
Great Central Railway http://www.gcrailway.co.uk Visited by the Stationmaster on New Years Eve 02, this main line steam railway runs between Leicester and Loughborough.
Keighley and Worth Valley Railway http://www.kwvr.co.uk From Keighley, where there is interchange with National Rail, via the Bronte's Haworth to Oxenhope.
North Yorkshire Moors Railway http://www.nymr.demon.co.uk From Grosmont, where it connects with the National Rail Whitby to Middlesbrough line, to Pickering, this is an authentic steam experience through "Heartbeat Country", also passing through Goathland which was Harry Potter's Hogsmeade station.
North Yorkshire Moors Railway http://www.northyorkshiremoorsrailway.com Alternative address for above.
Ravenglass and Eskdale http://www.ravenglass-eskdale.co.uk Narrow guage line in West Cumbria, running steam trains (up to) every 20 minutes on a single track line with 3 passing places. Very impressive! Nearerst sation: Ravenglass (Barrow to Carlisle line)
Tanfield Railway http://www.tanfield-railway.co.uk From East Tanfield, the nearest steam station to Chester-le-Street, to Sunniside via Causey Arch (oldest railway bridge in the world, dating from 1725), take a ride on the ancient steam of the Tanfield Railway.

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