Chilton is a former mining community and benefits from excellent road links, with the A1(M) motorway providing access to the cities of the Durham, Sunderland and Newcastle to the north and Darlington, York and Leeds to the south.
Chilton has plenty of local amenities in the surrounding area with a Tesco Extra in Newton Aycliffe and an Asda Superstore in Spennymoor. The town has several friendly local pubs and eateries, with plenty more options in Bishop Auckland, Newton Aycliffe and Durham. The Blacksmith’s Arms in Newton Aycliffe and the Joiners Arms in Bishop Auckland both offer tasty home-cooked food in welcoming surroundings.
Bishop Auckland is a stone’s throw away and a bustling market town where you can visit the magnificent Auckland Castle, which was the country residence of the Prince Bishops for almost a century. Explore Durham’s medieval castle and cathedral or just wander the cobbled streets and soak up the atmosphere for a wonderful day out.
For city life, Durham is a short drive away and has been described by best-selling author Bill Bryson as ‘a perfect little city’.
Durham has a wonderful choice of independent cafes, shops and bars to explore in the city as well as its collection of museums, galleries and tranquil green spaces, including Crook Hall and Gardens or Durham University's Botanic Garden.
You can also pick up local produce including locally-grown vegetables, delicious cheeses, organic meat and freshly caught fish at one of the city’s many farm shops. Durham’s Market Hall offers over 50 independent traders offering a wide range of foods, services and goods.
The beauty of the North Pennines is just half an hour away by car, a stunning landscape of open heather moors, impressive dales and woodlands with plenty to see and do. If you’re looking for an entertaining day out for the family, head to Planet Leisure in Newton Aycliffe for bowling, roller skating, karaoke and more.