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Travelling around Sedgefield

Travelling around Sedgefield

Sedgefield is situated in the North East of England in the heart of County Durham. With beautiful Georgian architecture, scenic walks and a skyline dominated by the medieval spires of its Grade 1 listed church, there’s much to admire in this pleasant market town. Indulge in a little retail therapy on Sedgefield’s bustling high street or enjoy a peaceful afternoon at Hardwick Hall Country Park, with a lake, woodlands and a number of historic buildings.

Just a short drive from the A1 off junction 60, Sedgefield is easily accessible by road. Arriva buses operate in the area, providing services in and around the town centre, as well as routes to nearby hubs, such as Darlington and Durham.

Train going through Sedgefield, County Durham

Sedgefield has a rich cultural past and there has been a settlement in the area since the last Ice Age. A dig in 2003 unearthed Roman remains to the west of the town, evidence that Sedgefield may have served as an outpost on the Roman road running from York to Chester-Le-Street. The town first appeared in historical records in 915 and in the 13th century, work was completed on St Edmund's Church, which still overlooks the town centre today. During the 14th century, Sedgefield was officially recognised as a town and began hosting regular markets and a bustling annual fair. Following the Industrial Revolution, the local area was transformed by the growth of the coal mining industry and Sedgefield’s population soared as workers flocked to the region to work in the nearby collieries.