Schools in Consett

Consett, a vibrant town in North West Durham, offers scenic charm and a strong industrial heritage. Situated above the rural Derwent Valley, this historic market town stands at 900 ft (270 m) above sea level, making it the third highest in Britain. Notable features include the picturesque Derwent Reservoir, famed for its fishing, sailing, and stunning natural surroundings. Consett's heartbeat was its once-thriving steel industry, which established the town's reputation for high-quality steel employed in landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and Blackpool Tower. In 1980, Consett steelworks closed, but the town has since thrived with new industries and a strong community. In recent years, Consett has seen regeneration with a new leisure center, new housing developments on former steelworks sites, and strong commuter links to Newcastle upon Tyne, Durham, and Carlisle. Known for its history, beautiful countryside, and growing property market, Consett is an ideal choice for those seeking semirural living in County Durham.

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