Lanchester is a small village in County Durham, eight miles west of the city of Durham. With its graceful church, cosy pubs and family-run shops, it is an excellent choice for visitors looking for an authentic experience of life in rural County Durham. There are many fascinating historic sites in and around Lanchester. Just outside the village, the foundations of a Roman fort cover almost six acres of land. Stones from the fort were used to build All Saints’ Church, which features a magnificent Roman altar and dates back to the 12th century. The unspoiled countryside surrounding Lanchester is crisscrossed by footpaths and bridleways where walking, wildlife-watching and horse-riding are popular. One of the prettiest routes starts in the village and follows a disused railway track through the valley of Smallhope Burn to the Roman road and fort with breathtaking views of County Durham’s woods, hills and fields.
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Prospect Cottage is an impressive family-friendly rural holiday cottage is able to sleep up to five people in three double bedrooms. It is set in the picturesque countryside of County Durham nine miles from the historic City of Durham.