By railThere is no direct rail connection to Consett, but there are stations at Newcastle upon Tyne and Durham.
By busConsett has many bus links. The 45 and 46 run to Newcastle, with four buses an hour taking about 55 minutes. The X70 and X71 take about the same amount of time, with one bus every 30 minutes. They run via Gateshead.
There are also regular buses to Durham. The 15 and 15A provide a bus every 30 minutes. The journey takes about 40 minutes.
Stanley, Chester-le-Street and Sunderland can all be accessed using the 78 bus which runs twice an hour. This bus takes about 100 minutes from Sunderland, 60 minutes from Chester-le-Street or 25 minutes from Stanley.
Lastly, the Venture buses run transport in the Consett area.
Taxis from Durham will set you back about £25. From Newcastle, you can expect to pay £30.
- Consett is an old mining community and because of this has a lot of totems and mementos to show as much. The most desirable of such is the ones on the cycle and walk routes.
Terris Novalis SculptureSculptures of a theodolite and an engineer's level, reproduced twenty times life size.
Consett is a place for great bargains.
address: Knitsley, DH8 9ELA fine pub set by it's very own airstrip! Tremendous food and drink and very pleasant surroundings in a small valley just outside Consett.
The Company Rowaddress: The Victoria Centre, Victoria Road, DH8 5BQWetherspoon pub
address: Allensford, DH8 9BBA few miles outside of Consett, but well worth the little travel as this hotel has pleasant views of the Derwent valley with a lot of atmosphere and excellent food & drink.