Ferryhill sits on the western edge of the Ferryhill Gap, a natural
gateway in the Limestone Escarpment that outcrops on the Eastern
Durham Plateau. The main settlement lies along the sw-ne ridge,
with later development to the south of the ridge.To the North on
the main A167 road is Durham City, and then Newcastle. To the south
is Darlington. Ferryhill is located 6 miles south of Durham and 12
miles north of Darlington on the main A167 road. The main A1(M)
Motorway runs a couple of miles to the east and junction 60 is as
good as any to turn off for Ferryhill. The East Coast rail line
linking London to Edinburgh runs through the Ferryhill Gap. Nearby
villages include Spennymoor to the north west, Kirk Merrington to
the west, Chilton to the south and West Cornforth to the north
How to get to
By road: 6 miles south from Durham City, 12 miles north from
Darlington on the A167.
By rail: from Durham City station on the East Coast Main
By sea: from Tees-side or Newcastle.
By air: the nearest airport is Tees-side International, about 14
miles to the south east.