On the southern outskirts of Tyne and Wear, Chester-le-Street is surrounded by an abundance of amenities and, with Junction 64 of the A1 just a five-minute drive away, the North East and beyond is always within reach.
Less than 10 miles from Vanbrugh Gate is Metrocentre, the second-largest shopping centre and entertainment complex in the UK. Here you will find more than 200 shops, restaurants and leisure facilities including a bowling alley, multi-screen cinema and an adventure golf course.
If you are looking for a coastal escape, Sunderland is just a 30-minute drive away, where you will find the Stadium of Light, Sunderland Docks and Seaburn seafront.
Closer to the development there is a plethora of exciting things to do including the world-famous open-air museum Beamish, which is just four miles down the road. Here you can enjoy a replicated northern town from the early 20th century as well as a whole host of events throughout the year.
Lumley Park is also close by and has a castle and open green space dating back to the 18th century. The castle is home to a wing dating back to the 1720s
which was designed by English architect Sir John Vanbrugh. The Vanbrugh Gate development is proudly named after the talented architect.
Located adjacent to the development is Penshaw Mount, which is thought to be home to more than 100 species of bird.
Nearby to Vanbrugh Gate there is a Morrisons, Tesco, Aldi, Sainbury’s and M&S Simply Food supermarkets to choose from.
Chester-le-Street and the surrounding areas offers great schools for primary and secondary school aged children including Chester-le-Street Primary School, Pelton Community Primary School and Rickleton Primary School for children aged up to 11. Park View School neighbours the development and is one of the top performing schools in the area for secondary school children.
Not only is Vanbrugh Gate within close proximity to the A1, but the development is also well located to reach the nearby towns and cities via public transport. Chester-le-Street train station is just a 10-minute drive from the development – you can reach Durham and Newcastle within 10 minutes while Darlington is just a 30-minute journey. There are also regular buses from Chester-le-Street to Newcastle, Metrocentre and Sunderland.