Chester le Street Area Guide

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Local Area Guide from Reeds Rains Chester le Street, County DurhamLocal Area Guide from Reeds Rains Chester le Street, County Durham

Chester le street is an old market town with some well-known landmarks. Lumley Castle overlooks the town and the Emirates County Cricket Club is close to the river and town centre. It is great for commuting as it's close to the A1, and has its own train station linking it with Durham to the South and Newcastle to the North.

Chester-le-Street is a small market town in County Durham with schools and amenities close by. Just a short train journey will take you to neighbouring cities; Durham, Newcastle and Sunderland and Edinburgh is a couple of hours away.

A well-known point of interest is Lumley Castle, a 4 star hotel, which dates back to 1389. Home to the sophisticated Knights Restaurant and set in beautiful scenery, you can sample delicious food before wandering the hotel grounds. In the town centre you will find an array of independent coffee shops, bars and eateries, from Indian restaurants, pizzerias and steak houses. Whatever it is you fancy, head to Front Street and you will not be disappointed.

Emirates Riverside Cricket Ground has not only hosted several international matches but also concerts for the likes of Madness and even Tom Jones. Riverside Park hosts a weekly park run which is popular with children, teenagers, adults and seniors alike. In the warmer months why not make use of the free splash pad which is suitable for children of all ages. There is also a bowling club, riverside walks and open gardens to explore and enjoy. For any budding rowers out there, Chester-le-Street Amateur Rowing Club have the use of the River Wear and compete at national and international events. The club is coached by a dedicated team of volunteers and memberships are available for juniors as well as adults.