New Homes In Spennymoor
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Located 6 miles south of Durham, Spennymoor is a town of 20,000 residents with a lively and friendly community. With great transport links to Durham, Middlesbrough and Sunderland, new homes in Spennymoor are popular with commuters and families alike.
Spennymoor has good road and bus links, but does not have a train station. The town is served by the A688 which links to the A1(M) at junction 61. Continuing south west, the road skirts through the North Pennines towards Penrith and the M6.
Durham can be reached in just 15 minutes from Spennymoor by car via the A167. There is also a regular bus service, which takes 20 minutes to reach the city.
Spennymoor has good road links to other neighbouring towns and cities - taking 35 minutes to reach Sunderland by car, 30 minutes to Middlesbrough and an hour and 30 minutes to reach Leeds via the A1(M). Newcastle is 35 minutes by car heading north on the A1(M).
While there’s no train station in Spennymoor, Durham provides efficient train links to major cities, including London. Kings Cross St Pancras can be reached in three hours by train, faster than the drive from Spennymoor which takes around four hours and 30 minutes.
The nearest major airports are Durham Tees Valley International Airport (28 minutes) and Newcastle Airport (40 minutes).
Places of interest
Located just a short drive from Durham, Spennymoor benefits from close proximity to the city’s sights and attractions. Durham Cathedral is an 11th century building and UNESCO World Heritage Site, welcoming over 600,000 visitors each year. The city is also the home of Durham Botanic Garden, a place of natural beauty for all ages.
Spennymoor is also close to a number of museums, including the Oriental Museum, Durham Museum and Heritage Centre and Locomotion - the National Railway Museum at Shildon.
The Houghall Arboretum and Pinetum on the outskirts of Durham is home to more than 500 species of trees, and 2.5 miles of walking trails. In Spennymoor itself, Victoria Jubilee Park has almost five acres of recreation grounds including bowling greens, tennis courts, basketball court and an all-weather football pitch. Spennymoor Settlement is the town’s theatre and arts centre, hosting regular meet-ups for various groups in the community.
For sporting enthusiasts, Spennymoor Town FC - who won the FA Vase in 2013 - play at the Brewery Field. Newcastle FC play a short drive away at St James’ Park, and Sunderland AFC play at the Stadium of Light.
For secondary education, St John’s School and Sixth Form College is rated outstanding by Ofsted. There are a number of highly rated universities in the surrounding area, including Durham University, Newcastle University and Northumbria University.