On a hilltop in County Durham sits the
Penshawi monument, a nineteenth-century folly built to commemorate the late Earl of Durham. It’s always been on my
bucket list, but it’s a bit of a pain to get to via public transport, and i’d never found the time —
last week, though, i found myself with some time off and decided to make the trip. I’ll let the
pictures do the talking from here…
Information for visitors
Chester Rd, Penshaw, Houghton le SpringDH4 7NJ
Accessibility: Getting up to the monument requires a steep hike up a hill; if
you have impaired mobility, you may want to think twice before going.
Getting there: The hill is served by the A183 road
and the 2, 2A, and 78 buses. The nearest train station is
Chester-le-Street, five miles away.