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MON 21 APR

North Easter at Penshaw Monument

Penshaw Monument, Houghton le Spring

Run by: National Trust North Yorkshire

Get outdoors and take part in fun Easter activities.

clock12:00–15:00

Suitable for any age

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Children enjoying an Easter egg

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Become an Eggsplorer, follow clues to see what unusual birds have been laying their eggs at Penshaw Monument!

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Cost

£1.50. This small charge helps us meet the cost of running this event. Any profits go towards managing and conserving our beautiful coast and countryside places.

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Penshaw Monument

Chester Road, Penshaw, Houghton le Spring, DH4 7EL

About this location

Local icon, quirky landmark and extravagant folly, this half-sized replica of the ancient Temple of Hephaestus (god of Show more… fire) in Athens is hard to miss when travelling on the A19 south of Sunderland.

Built in 1844, it is dedicated to John George Lambton, first Earl of Durham and Governor General of Canada, locally known as Radical Jack. It was gifted to the National Trust in 1939.

The 20m/66ft tall gritstone monument stands upon Penshaw Hill, itself made infamous by the legend of the Lambton Worm, the mythical creature having supposedly wrapped itself several times around the hill. The 136m/446 ft climb up steps to the summit is rewarded by panoramic views of Wearside, Tyneside and County Durham and pleasant walks through adjoining woodland.

Free parking on road at base of Penshaw Hill, off A183.
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Local icon, quirky landmark and extravagant folly, this half-sized replica of the ancient Temple of Hephaestus (god of fire) in Athens is hard to miss when travelling on the A19 south of Sunderland.

Built in 1844, it is dedicated to John George Lambton, first Earl of Durham and Governor General of Canada, locally known as Radical Jack. It was gifted to the National Trust in 1939.

The 20m/66ft tall gritstone monument stands upon Penshaw Hill, itself made infamous by the legend of the Lambton Worm, the mythical creature having supposedly wrapped itself several times around the hill. The 136m/446 ft climb up steps to the summit is rewarded by panoramic views of Wearside, Tyneside and County Durham and pleasant walks through adjoining woodland.

Free parking on road at base of Penshaw Hill, off A183.

Contact

This activity is organised and run by National Trust North Yorkshire.

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