Hotel in Beamish Valley, near County Durham
South Causey Inn, County Durham
Top places to visit
A must-see!! Just a five-minute journey from the Inn. A living open-air museum, with a Victorian town, (with shops and even a pub!) farm, school and mine. Allow a full day to visit, and “Davey’s Fish Shop” serves traditional Fish n Chips served in Beef dripping.
A historic city, easily doable in 4 hours. Home to a Cathedral which has been in many films, such as the Marvel films, and Harry Potter. The Castle is now student accommodation, but it is worth trying to get a tour. Both are classed as UNESCO World Heritage sites, such as their importance. Make sure you try “Treats” tearoom or “Tealicious” on Elvet Bridge. On Elvet Bridge, you can also book an hour river cruise which is an amazing scenic experience.
All aboard the World's Oldest Railway! Take a steam train ride back in time at the Tanfield Railway for a 3-mile journey through the beautiful Causey Valley. Hauled by a lovingly restored industrial steam engine, you'll take a seat on a recreated colliery carriage. Make sure to break your journey at Causey station and walk across Causey Arch, the world's oldest railway bridge, dating back to 1725! If you're interested in engineering, Marley Hill engine shed is the place to be, the world's oldest still in operation! Enjoy the sights, smells, and sounds of a working locomotive shed.
- The Causey Arch
- Beamish Park Golf Club
- South Moor Golf Club
- Hall Hill Farm
- Durham County Cricket Club
- Gibside Park & Chapel
- Angel of the North
- Newcastle & Gateshead - Discovery Museum, Life Science Centre, Sage Gateshead, St. James' Park - Home of NUFC & Theatre Royal
- Durham Cathedral & City of Durham
- Raby Castle
- Bowes Museum
How to find us
From the south:
- Exit the A1(M) at Junction 63
- Follow the A693 signposted 'Stanley' and Beamish Museum
- At the Beamish Museum roundabout continue forward up the hill
- At the top of the hill turn right following signposts to Gateshead and the A6076
- You will arrive at a junction with a petrol station on your left. Turn right
- South Causey is 300 yards along this road on your right
From the north:
- While traveling south on the A1 you will pass the Metro Centre on your left
- Follow signs for Consett on the A692
- You will pass through the village of Sunniside
- At the second set of traffic lights (with the Potters Wheel Public House on the left) turn left
- Follow this road for approx 3 miles
- The South Causey is on your left (before you reach the 30mph signs)
Reasons to visit...
South Causey Inn is a family-owned hotel with a ‘country feel’ family pub, restaurant, and cocktail bar and is recognised for genuinely kind and generous service. The hotel has 60 unique bedrooms and suites, from cosy en suite rooms to themed suites with private parking, luxury hot tubs, plush interiors, waterfall showers, private gardens, copper baths, and more.
Events & Workshops...
There's plenty to do here at the Inn...
Plotted right in the centre of the Beamish valley, the Inn is the perfect starting point for a country stroll or a scenic cycle route. We also have a monthly group dog walk and regular fun workshops if you'd like to get creative, along with comedy gigs, live music events, food & craft markets, and even an on-site antique shop!
Places to explore...
The hotel is perfectly positioned to offer unique cultural experiences in an incomparable location between Durham and Newcastle Cities, whilst also embracing Northern history, with the world famous Beamish Museum, and Tanfield Railway just a stone's throw away.
If your staying at the hotel, we can offer discounted tickets for the best local attractions.
Get away from it all and pull up at one of the most beautiful spots in North East England. From the breathtaking landscape of the Beamish Valley to the many scenic walkways and famous local attractions, you won't be short of things to do during your stop at South Causey Inn.
The hotel is perfectly positioned to offer unique cultural experiences in an incomparable location between Durham and Newcastle Cities, whilst also embracing Northern history, with the world-famous Beamish Museum, and Tanfield Railway just a stone's throw away.