Consett Tourism

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(See also: Consett (UK Parliament constituency)) Consett is a town in the northwest of County Durham, England, about 14 miles (23 km) southwest of Newcastle upon Tyne. It is home to 27,394 (2001). Consett sits high on the edge of the Pennines. In 1841, it was a village community of only 145, but it was about to become a boom town: below the ground was coking coal and blackband iron ore, and nearby was limestone. These were the three ingredients needed for blast furnaces to produce iron and steel. The town is perched on the steep eastern bank of the River Derwent and owes its origins to industrial development arising from lead mining in the area, together with the development of the steel industry in the Derwent Valley, which is said to have been initiated by immigrant German cutlers and sword-makers from Solingen, who settled in the village of Shotley Bridge during the seventeenth century. During the 17th and 18th centuries, the Derwent Valley was the cradle of the British steel industry, helped by the easy availability of coal in the area and the import of high quality iron ore from Sweden via the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. However, following the invention of the Bessemer process in the 19th century, steel could be made from British iron ore (which was otherwise too heavily contaminated by phosphorus) and the Derwent Valley's geographical advantage was lost, allowing Sheffield to become the leading centre of the British steel industry.


Discover the beauty of the city's striking landscope, welcome to Consett, United Kingdom. A gripping city on its own right, Edinburgh also deserves a visit. Take a short trip from Consett and set some time aside to explore the Edinburgh. Dotted with places like Edinburgh Castle, Greyfriars Kirkyard, The Royal Mile; it will definitely be a good idea. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Consett.

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Facts and Stats for Consett*

  • Pollution Statistics in Consett

    Know the pollution level of Consett before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 19.74 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 20.83 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 44.23 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 21.15 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 44.23 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 20 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 15.38 (Very Low)
  • Consett: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Consett for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Consett.

    • Burglary and Theft 37.22 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 33.89 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 39.89 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 21.2 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 30.56 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 40.22 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 41.85 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 50.54 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 81.91 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 51.06 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 45.11 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 54.26 (Moderate)
  • Living in Consett - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Consett is 196.79 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 60.22 (High)
    • Climate Index 85.58 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 28.69 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 31.5 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 70.73 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 85.61 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.48 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 125.85 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Consett

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Consett

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.66 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 86.66 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 76.58 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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