Thomas Wright House is situated in the heart of the small village of Byers Green, in a quiet rural setting off the A688 between Durham and Bishop Auckland.
This newly renovated building; formerly The Marquis of Granby was renamed 20 years ago in recognition of Thomas Wright, ‘native of Byers Green, natural Philosopher ‘. It is set back from the High Street opposite the Village Green with a large front car park. The rear garden and sitting area look across open countryside; with panoramic views towards the West from the first floor bar/lounge.
The village of Byers Green Village is situated within 20 minutes’ drive of the historic city of Durham with its mainline rail link, and 10 minutes’ drive from Bishop Auckland, home of the Prince Bishops at Auckland Castle which plays host to the magical Kynren, an Eleven Arches spectacular from July-September 2016.
Kynren – an epic tale of England – is a historical extravaganza with a cast of over 1,000 people performing 14 action packed and movie-like open air evening performances of colossal and dazzling proportions. The shows incorporate a full size lake with pyrotechnics, stunning lighting and water effects making it a true spectacle in every sense of the word! Not to be missed – this year or in the years to come !
Byers Green at the gateway to the Durham Dales provides an ideal central location to explore the attractions of the North East from hills to coast. Country walks from the door, fishing on the River Wear (permits available) and cycle tracks. The wild beauty of Weardale and Teesdale; historical splendour at Raby Castle and Bowes Museum; industrial heritage at Killhope, Beamish and Shildon all within an hours drive; a little further Keilder Water, Hadrians Wall, the Northumberland Coast and the Lake District.
The village has no shops, the nearest shop being 2 miles away; but we will have snacks available to buy from our Bar like crisps, chocolate and peanuts.