New homes in Spennymoor
Make the move
Located in County Durham, the town of Spennymoor is above the Wear Valley, and just seven miles from the city of Durham; making new homes in Spennymoor great for commuters.
Alongside a good selection of schools, Spennymoor is a great location to set up home.
Things to see and do
Spennymoor offers a great selection of amenities for your everyday needs including shops, a cinema and a leisure centre. Victoria Jubilee Park offers over four acres to enjoy including a bowling green, picnic area, bandstand and sensory garden.
With close proximity to the city of Durham, the medieval city provides lots of things to do; from cultural and historic sites to family attractions.
The city’s Norman cathedral is one of its main attractions, and holds a number of events, concerts and exhibitions throughout the year. Key features include its tower, cloister and Chapel of the Holy Cross.
Next door to the cathedral is Durham Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Occupied since the 11th century and built under William the Conqueror, it’s now home to students from the University of Durham. Also a museum, you can book a guided tour here to explore the history of this fascinating building.
A family day out can be enjoyed at the award-winning living museum, Beamish. Offering a glimpse into life in north east England in the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s, you can explore the farm, fairground and Edwardian town.
For time out and great scenery, the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has lovely landscapes and is ideal for walking and picnics.
The University of Durham and Newcastle University are close by, taking around 10 minutes and 34 minutes to reach from Spennymoor.
Spennymoor has good transport links by road, rail or air.
For those travelling by road, it’s within easy reach of the A1 and the cities of Sunderland (33 minutes), Hartlepool (33 minutes), Newcastle (33 minutes) and Middlesbrough (31 minutes). Rail travellers can enjoy connections to a number of locations around the country from Durham train station. London can be reached in less than three hours, Newcastle in just 12 minutes and Edinburgh in one hour and 59 minutes.
Durham Tees Valley Airport offers flights to over 200 destinations worldwide, and can be reached in just 30 minutes from Spennymoor.