Lambton Castle - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
Things to know
About Lambton Castle
Over 1,000 acres of historic park and woodland set against a backdrop of dramatic views of Lambton Castle. It was built around an existing 17th Century mansion, Harraton Hall. The castle was designed by Joseph Bonomi and his son Ignatius and built in the style of a Norman castle. The grounds of the castle are a Grade 2 listed park and garden.
Attractions Near Lambton Castle
St Mary & St Cuthbert's Church
2.58km from Lambton Castle
This 13th Century church stands on the site of a 2nd Century Roman Fort and the 9th Century foundations of a wooden shrine to St Cuthbert. This was home to the Lindesfarne community from 883-995 AD and where in c. 960 the priest Aldred produced the earliest surviving translation of the gospels into early English.
National Trust - Penshaw Monument
3.98km from Lambton Castle
Penshaw Monument is a memorial in the style of an ancient Greek temple on Penshaw Hill in the City of Sunderland. This grand monument was built in 1844 in memory of John George Lambton, the first Earl of Durham. Penshaw Monument is a local landmark, visible from up to 80 kilometres away. It appears on the crest of Sunderland A.F.C. and is viewed nationally as a symbol of the North East. It has been praised for the grandeur, simplicity and symbolic significance of its design, especially when se
National Trust - Washington Old Hall
4.16km from Lambton Castle
Washington Old Hall is a manor house located in Washington, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom. It lies in the centre of Washington, being surrounded by other villages. The manor was the ancestral home of the family of George Washington, the first President of the United States. This picturesque stone manor house and its gardens provide a tranquil oasis and reflect.
Herrington Country Park
4.34km from Lambton Castle
One of the largest parks in Sunderland with walks and cycle trails, family cycling with Sustrans, an adventure play area, skate boarding, Nordic walking, model boat sailing in the lake and a variety of sculptures that celebrate the heritage of the area. The park has developed into a significant home for wildlife, hosting up to 100 species of birds. The park also includes a play area, sculptures, an amphitheatre, and a model boat sailing site at the lake.
4.89km from Lambton Castle
WWT Washington Wetland Centre is a wetland reserve managed by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Washington, Tyne and Wear, North East England. Established in 1975, its wildlife includes swans, geese, ducks, a family of Asian short clawed otters and a flock of Chilean flamingos. WWT works towards the conservation of wetlands and has a successful breeding program for some of the world's most endangered wildfowl.
Discover More Attractions in Durham, Home of Lambton Castle
Durham is a cathedral city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. The city lies on the River Wear, to the southwest of Sunderland, south of Newcastle upon Tyne, and to the north of Darlington. Founded over the final resting place of St Cuthbert, its Norman cathedral became a center of pilgrimage in medieval England.
Location of Lambton Castle
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