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Why take the train to Chester-le-Street?
Chester-le-Street is a charming market town, situated around seven miles south of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Markets are still held in the town every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, and Chester le Street is also home to several distinctive historic landmarks including the Grade I listed Parish Church of St Mary and St Cuthbert, the 230m long Chester Burn viaduct and Lumley Castle, which now houses a four-star hotel.
If you do take a train to Chester-le-Street, you should definitely stop for a drink or meal in The Queen's Head Hotel, a 250 year pub that once served travellers making their way between Newcastle and London.