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  • Chester-le-Street Murder Mystery

    Chester-le-Street is a town with a rich heritage. It began as a Roman fort called Congangis, which means 'Place of the Horse People'. It later became the centre of Christianity in North-East England. This was because for over 100 years St Cuthbert's body was laid to rest here before being moved to Durham. It was also in Chester-le-Street that the monks added an English translation between the lines of Latin in the Lindisfarne Gospels.

    A visit to St Mary and St Cuthbert Church is a must. It's a Grade I listed building and has a beautiful spire. Part of the Church is a museum called the Anker's House. This was where religious anchorites or hermits lived, in a cell with two holes, one to see the altar and one for food to be passed in.

    Chester-le-Street is now a thriving market town. Along the riverside is a stunning park with gardens, wildflower meadows, a play area and plenty of walks. You can enjoy great views of Lumley Castle and children (and adults!) will enjoy feeding the numerous ducks and swans.

    Also within the riverside area is Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground, home of Durham County Cricket Club.

    This Trail is just less than 2.5 miles and will take you around two and a half hours to complete. It starts and ends in Riverside Park where there is a parking charge of £1.50 per vehicle for up to 4 hours.

    Riverside Park has public toilets, a play area and a cafe in summer. There's often an ice-cream van too. The Trail also takes you into the town where there are plenty of places to find refreshments including cafes, pubs and a fish and chip shop. Do this Trail on a Tuesday, Friday or Saturday, and you can also spend some time browsing in the market.

    Suitable for wheelchair users, the Trail follows pavements, a ramped bridge and good paths in the park. It's a great Trail for everyone, including your family dog!

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