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Beamish and High Handenhold

Beamish and High Handenhold are two small villages west of Chester-le-Street.

Beamish is a small residential village with one very large asset – Beamish Museum. The museum is nationally and internationally renowned for its portrayal of life in the North East and showcasing the historical relevance of the North East. With its trams and yesteryear shops it really is an exciting place to visit in the area.

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If you are a resident of Beamish or High Handenhold you can add to this page. We would like to include details of: other facilities in the area, any local clubs people can get involved with, history of the area (including any old pictures you may have), details of resident association groups and anything else that is relevant to the local area. Please submit all ideas via e-mail to .