Top hotels in Durham
This modern Durham hotel is within walking distance from the city centre and train station. Enjoy fresh, local flavours in refined surroundings in the restaurant, a drink in the bar, or a bit of relaxation in the health and fitness facilities, including a pool. Rooms offer tea and coffee making facilities, safes and free wi-fi.
The historic Bowburn Hall hotel stands in 5 acres of landscaped gardens and is only 2.5 miles from the historic City of Durham. Its facilities include a lounge bar serving afternoon teas, evening meals, and Sunday lunches, and a conservatory restaurant overlooking the garden. The stylish rooms feature free wifi, TVs, coffee and tea making facilities, and complimentary toiletries.
Situated in the heart of Durham on the banks of the River Wear, Radisson Blu Durham offers an ideal location and has fantastic views of Durham Cathedral. Offerings include stylish air-conditioned rooms, free Wi-Fi, onsite car parking, spa and health club, 11 meeting rooms, a restaurant and modern bar. Rooms are spacious and feature contemporary décor. All 207 bedrooms offer superb amenities, free Wi-Fi, flat screen TV, an in room safe, top end toiletries, tea and coffee facilities and 24 hour room service. Pace Health Club has a spa bath, sauna, steam room, gym and indoor pool. Guests can also relax in one of the 5 Lime House Spa treatment rooms. Collage Restaurant offers a unique twist on the British Brassiere with a range of signature dishes and British fare. The chefs balance traditional flavours with modern techniques, focusing on fresh ingredients and there is an expertly crafted wine list to pair with an evening meal. The casual Lobby Bar has light meals, coffees and snacks. The hotel places guests in the midst of the charming city centre. Durham’s natural and historical attractions, many near the property provide powerful views. Durham Railway Station is an 11 minute walk away and the A1 motorway is a 10 minute drive. The location in Durham city centre offers convenience to guests visiting local businesses and corporate offices.
Cheap Hotels in Durham
With a stay at Sniperley Hall B&B in Durham, you'll be close to DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery and Durham University. This bed & breakfast is within close proximity of Crook Hall and Gardens and Gala Theatre Durham.Rooms Stay in one of 3 guestrooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Take in the views from a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access.Dining A complimentary English breakfast is included.Business, Other Amenities Free self parking is available onsite.
Durham’s only silver awarded AA rated and 4 star hotel. Set in a unique location, surrounded by 350 acres of private grounds with 127 luxury bedrooms, two 18 hole Championship golf courses, four bars and award winning restaurants. As a hotel guest you can enjoy complimentary use of the 25 metre swimming pool and state of the art fitness suite from check-in until check out (Children's restrictions apply). During busy times, particularly at weekends, guests may be asked to book specific time slots for use of the leisure facilities to prevent over-crowding.
History, culture and entertainment come together at Premier Inn Hotel Durham City Centre - less than half a mile from the World Heritage Centre by the River Weir. Business hot spots such as the University, Passport Office and North Durham Hospital are also close at hand. Get into Durham's spirit with a visit to its famous Cathedral. Or get under its skin at the city's Norman Castle, home to University College, Durham. With a packed events calendar year round - including the Great North Run, Miners' Gala and more - this makes a perfect central retreat, complete with comfy beds and a tasty Thyme restaurant on-site.
Hotels in Durham
Home to one of England's oldest and most reputed universities, Durham is a magnificent medieval cathedral city that has existed for more than 1,000 years and is now home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Besides the iconic cathedral, the city is also famed for its majestic castle, and is revered for its annual Durham Regatta, which has taken place since the 1830s.
Completed in 1093, Durham Cathedral was originally a monastery, and is one of the best-preserved former monastic sites in the country. In the English Civil War of the mid-17th century, the building was used as a prison for thousands of Scots, and was partly remodelled in the following centuries. In more recent years, however, refurbishment efforts have been centred on restoring the building in its traditional medieval style, like many of Durham's historic landmarks.
Although the current Durham Castle dates back to the Norman period, it is likely that a defence existed here in the Anglo-Saxon period. The building, which was designed in the motte and bailey style, was a bishop's palace for many years, and became the home of University College, Durham, in 1840. The castle and the cathedral were built in just four decades, which, for the Norman period, was particularly fast, and are probably best viewed from nearby Millburngate Bridge.
Other points of interest:
Visit the DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery and learn about the history of the Durham Light Infantry over the last two centuries, or head to the Durham Museum and Heritage Centre to find out about the city's medieval origins.
If you're interested in discovering the ancient history of the local area, see The Wolfson Gallery: Living on the Hills, which exhibits archaeological artefacts from the last 10,000 years. The Oriental Museum, meanwhile, showcases many fascinating artworks and archaeological items from Asia, and is the only venue of its kind in Northern England.
Another popular, family friendly attraction is Adventure Valley, which has a crazy golf course, indoor and outdoor play areas, and several other play zones for the kids. A little further afield, you can also witness the striking ruins of Finchale Priory, a Grade I listed landmark that is more than 700 years old.
Treat yourself to some delightful local dishes at the Cross Keys Inn, or enjoy some excellent fine dining at the Restaurant DH1. The Bistro Fifty 3 and the Bella Mamma restaurants also provide other superb Italian-inspired recipes, while the Namastè restaurant is the place to be if you're a big fan of vibrant Indian cuisine.
Where to stay in Durham
For well-presented, affordable accommodation in the city, you can consider booking a room at the Premier Inn Durham City Centre or The Honest Lawyer Hotel. Other highly rated Durham hotels include the elegant Radisson Blue Hotel Durham, the value-for-money Premier Inn Durham East and Premier Inn Durham North, and the deluxe Ramside Hall Hotel & Golf Club.
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