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Welcome to Chester-le-Street, a market town in the North East and home to the Riverside Cricket Ground.

Close to the city of Durham which offers plenty of exciting career opportunities, and with lots of good and outstanding OFSTED rated primary and secondary schools to choose from, this is a town perfect for both professionals and families alike.

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Living in Chester-le-Street

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Things to do

The town's fascinating past means there are lots of things for history buffs to see and do and plenty of heritage to explore.

Cuddy's Corse walking trail starts at St Mary's and St Cuthbert's church, passes Finchale Priory, and ends in Durham City. Explore the history of the town by following the trail where markers on the pavement direct you to information boards, explaining the heritage of the region.

It was in Chester-le-Street that the Gospels were first translated into Saxon English and one of only three copies of the Lindisfarne Gospels can be viewed at the Parish Church. The adjacent anchorage houses fascinating displays of Roman, Saxon, and Medieval times, allowing you to take a trip back in time.

There are lots of places for family fun in Chester-le-Street, from nature reserves to Riverside Park, where you can walk and simply enjoy the surroundings, with ornamental gardens and a play area with a paddling pool, perfect for the summer months.


County Durham is a shopper’s paradise. Stroll through the historic streets of nearby Durham City, where you will find high street favourites alongside independent shops and boutiques next to the majestic Durham Cathedral and Castle. If you’re a bargain hunter, take a trip to Dalton Park, the biggest outlet shopping centre in the region.

Chester-le-Street offers charm, character, and a warm welcome from the locals. Browse through shops selling locally made art, antiques, and food.


Chester-le-Street train station offers services to Liverpool and Durham which in turn provide links to other major cities in the UK, including the capital.

Sitting near the AI(M) means great links to the North and South of the country meaning travel by car is easy.

For those wanting to travel further afield, Durham Tees Valley and Newcastle International airports are less than an hour away by car.


From cosy country pubs and farm to fork restaurants to a good curry and tea and cake, you certainly won’t go hungry in Chester-le-Street.

Nearby Durham also offers a culinary experience with fine dining and international cuisine to suit every taste and budget.

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