Penshaw stands magnificently above the city on a limestone hill in the middle of the Great North Forest

The monument affords views as far afield as Durham Cathedral and the North Pennines.

One of the North East's most prominent landmarks, Penshaw Monument was built in 1844 in honour of the first Earl of Durham, John George Lambton.

Located opposite Herrington Country Park, Penshaw Monument was modelled on the Thesion, the Temple of Theseus in Athens.

Getting here

The 2A or 2C bus from Park Lane Interchange stops on Chester Road for Penshaw Monument.

Find out morepdf icon Penshaw fact sheet [247kb] 

Penshaw Monument is located off the A183, OS Grid Ref: NZ 333 544

See also Take a tour to the top of Penshaw Monument.