Welcome to the beautiful town of Spennymoor, nestled in the County Durham countryside and surrounded by the communities of Byers Green, Kirk Merrington and Tudhoe.


Situated on high ground on the southern side of the Wear Valley, we’re a short drive from the stunning North Pennines range and bustling commercial hub of Durham City, and a short hop from Tyneside, Wearside and Teesside.

Covering almost 7,500 acres and with a population of over 20,000, Spennymoor has been an historic hub for coal mining and also host for large-scale global manufacturers, such as Thorn Lighting.

With a fantastic mix of attractive traditional homes and modern housing developments springing up, the area has been improved considerably, with our communities offering pleasant living conditions in a rural setting.

The town centre and traffic-free shopping area is undergoing a great deal of regeneration to create a vibrant, modern retail offer, where huge national brands co-exist with successful local traders. This is supported by excellent public transport links and free car parking across Spennymoor.

Whether you’re exploring Jubilee Park, enjoying the town centre of thinking of a move to one of our friendly communities, Spennymoor has so much to offer.

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