Explore at The Seaton Lane Inn

With an easy-to-reach village location and just five minutes drive from the coast, The Seaton Lane Inn is perfectly placed for exploring the sporting, historical, cultural, shopping and entertainment attractions of nearby Sunderland, Durham City, Newcastle upon Tyne along with the the wonderful coast and countryside of County Durham.

Eat, Drink, Sleep and Explore

Durham Heritage Coast

Explore the colourful and dramatic landscape of Durham’s Heritage Coast with its beaches, rugged cliffs and imposing headlands. A truly stunning location, the Heritage Coast is recognised internationally for its rare plants and wildlife, having won the UK Landscape Award in 2010.

Pull on your hiking boots and follow the 14km coastal path leading you through a colourful mosaic of grasslands, wild flowers, flora and fauna, through areas of natural, historical and geological interest. Enjoy spectacular views along the coastline and out across the sea as the North Sea air blows away the cobwebs.

Spa Days at Seaham Hall

The Serenity Spa at Seaham Hall has a vast array of facilities which include thirteen spacious single treatment rooms, three magnificent double rooms and a manicure/pedicure suite.

With a 20 metre pool, outdoor hot tubs, a hydrotherapy pool and skilled therapists trained to deliver a variety of therapies and treatments you can unwind from the stresses and strains of everyday life.

Special spa days are available: Monday to Friday: 6.30am – 10.00pm, Saturday: 7.00am – 10.00pm, Sunday: 8.00am – 10.00pm

Penshaw Monument

Get some fresh air and take in stunning views from this 70-foot high monument at the top of Penshaw Hill. The monument, built in 1844, is a half-size replica of the Temple of Hephaestus in Athens and can be seen for miles around.

From Good Friday to the end of September, the National Trust open the spiral staircase hidden inside one of the monument’s pillars, letting groups of visitors up to the roof to enjoy the view.

Located just 6 miles from The Seaton Lane Inn, why not explore one of the best loved landmarks in Sunderland.

Beamish Museum

History-lovers can experience Durham’s amazing heritage brought to life at Beamish Museum – a living, working museum, set in 300 acres of beautiful Durham countryside, brought to life by costumed folk.

Located here in County Durham, The Seaton Lane Inn provides the perfect accommodation for you to enjoy Beamish throughout the year.

Or plan your stay around their exciting programme of events including The Great North Festival of Transport, a Georgian Fair, The Great North Festival of Agriculture and much more besides, including a whole season of historical Christmas festivities!

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