Durham places to stay
BEST FOR: Anyone who wants to stay surrounded by history
ADDRESS: Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RW
In term-time, this Norman castle and UNESCO World Heritage Site is reserved for students. But when they’ve gone home for the holidays, the public can book B&B accommodation here, just a stone’s throw from the Cathedral.
Durham Marriot Royal County
BEST FOR: Couples or families who want to stay close to the centre of town
ADDRESS: Old Elvet, Durham, DH1 3JN
In a convenient location, guests won’t be far from the River Wear, the Market Place, or the iconic Cathedral. The hotel’s Cast Iron Grill is open all day, although you’re just a hop, skip and a jump to lots of great dining options nearby.
BEST FOR: Couples, families, and solo travellers
ADDRESS: Frankland Lane, Durham, DH1 5TA
This riverside property is one of the first city-centre hotels you come
to when you walk from the station, which is about ten minutes away
however it is slightly longer uphill on the way back!
BEST FOR: Those looking for a luxurious, wellness retreat
ADDRESS: Lord Byron’s Walk, Seaham, County Durham, SR7 7AG
Located a 20 minute drive from Durham, Georgian country house hotel, Seaham Hall is socially and environmentally committed to deliver the best experiences for their guests.
BEST FOR: Family friendly escapes
ADDRESS: Pond Farm, 11 Copley Lane, Butterknowle, Durham, DL13 5LW
Sleep under the dazzling dark skies of the Durham Dales in your very own private shepherds hut complete with private hot tub. Try your hand at cheesemaking or tuck into delicious food made from locally sourced
ingredients and sausages and bacon made from the farm’s pigs.
Whispering Waters Eco Lodges
BEST FOR: Getting back to nature
ADDRESS: Whispering Waters Lodges, Gainford, Barnard Castle, Durham, DL2 3AA
Three uniquely-designed ecologically-friendly lodges set along the banks of the River Tees in Teesdale - one of the least-discovered parts of England. Each equipped with a hot tub, the lodges have ‘meadow roofs’ that change with the seasons as well as heating features to keep you toasty warm in the winter months.