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Penshaw Monument

Penshaw Monument
On top of Penshaw Hill sits the Earl of Durham's Monument. Better known as Penshaw Monument, this 70 foot high folly is a replica of a Greek temple in Athens and can be seen for miles around. It is considered to be Wearside's most beloved landmark, even appearing on the badge of Sunderland Football Club!

Penshaw Woods

The surrounding woods are also a perfect place to explore, with lovely picnic spots and lots of opportunities for bird and animal spotting and bug hunting. 

Tours to the Top

You can climb to the very top of Penshaw Monument. From Good Friday to the end of September, the spiral staircase hidden inside one of the monuments pillars is open, letting groups of visitors up to the roof top to enjoy the view.
 

Tours to the top cost £5 per person and must be booked in advance by calling 0844 249 1895 during office hours.

More Information:

  • Booking Not Needed (apart from Tours to the Top)
  • Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty in!
  • Toilets available in nearby Herrington Park
  • Dogs on leads welcome
  • Children - please bring an adult with you!

Locations

Chester Road, Penshaw, County Durham, DH4 7NJ

2.37 miles  
 
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