Durham

 

Durham is a city in northeast England best known for its castle and cathedral, which together form a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Durham Cathedral was built in the late 11th and early 12th centuries to house the relics of St Cuthbert (evangelizer of Northumbria) and the Venerable Bede.

Behind the cathedral stands the castle, an ancient Norman fortress which was the residence of the prince-bishops of Durham.

Durham is also known for the beautiful walk along the River Wear that allows visitors to take in the overall vista.

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Overall Atmosphere: Cultural
A Cultural Atmosphere includes both the historic (eg, landmark town centers) and the contemporary (music, nightlife, etc).

Cultural Interests tend to be:
(a) indoors-oriented, and therefore not as linked to weather conditions for enjoyment
(b) relatively physically accessible, while also not being physically demanding.
Featuring mainly indoors-oriented historical or contemporary attractions.
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Apartment Bijou

Featuring free WiFi, Apartment Bijou offers pet-friendly accommodation in Durham. Palace Green is 7 km from the property. Private parking is available on site. Featuring a terrace, all units have a seating and dining area. Average score from 69 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$86

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Gilesgate Moor Hotel

Gilesgate Moor Hotel offers accommodation in Durham. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. The rooms come with a TV. You will find a kettle in the room. Average score from 156 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$34

 
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Apartment Finchale Abbey

Apartment Finchale Abbey is an apartment located in Durham, 5 km from Palace Green. The unit is 6 km from Durham Cathedral, and guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. Average score from 735 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$275

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Durham Serviced Properties - The Sanctuary

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Durham Serviced Properties - The Sanctuary is situated in Durham, 2.5 km from Durham Cathedral. Palace Green is 2.6 km away. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$94

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The Townhouse

The Townhouse is set in a Grade II-Listed Georgian town house, offering individually themed rooms in Durham’s charming Old Elvet area. Durham Cathedral and the 11th-century castle are within 10 minutes' walk. Average score from 362 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$104 - $342

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Holiday Home Elerkin

Holiday Home Elerkin

Located in Durham, this holiday home features a balcony with mountain views. The property features a balcony and views of the countryside and valley below. There is an open plan kitchen with dining area and lounge with a flat-screen TV. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 9.9/10.

$86

$869.9
Bancroft Apartment

Bancroft Apartment

Located in Durham, this apartment features a terrace. The apartment is 5 km from Palace Green. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property. There is a seating area, a dining area and a kitchen complete with an oven, a microwave and a toaster. Average score from 20 guest reviews: 9.8/10.

$92

 
$929.8
Sniperley Hall

Sniperley Hall

This 18th-century house is just 2 miles from the historic centre of Durham, and boasts free Wi-Fi and free parking on site. Average score from 327 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$92 - $116

 
$929.5
Durham Moonlight Apartment

Durham Moonlight Apartment

Featuring free WiFi, Durham Moonlight Apartment offers accommodation in Durham. Palace Green is 200 metres from the property. Free private parking is available on site. All units have a flat-screen TV and CD player. Average score from 81 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$88

 
$889.4
Moor End Guest House

Moor End Guest House

Dating back to 1840, this stone-built Moor End Guest House features real log fires and provides free Wi-Fi, free parking and a free electric vehicle charging point. Durham city centre is just 2 miles away. Average score from 160 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$73 - $196

 
$739.0
Colepitt Cottage

Colepitt Cottage

Colepitt Cottage offers accommodation in Spennymoor, 29 km from Newcastle upon Tyne. The property is 7 km from Durham and free private parking is available. The unit fitted with a kitchen with an oven and toaster. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$91

$919.0
Three Horseshoes Inn

Three Horseshoes Inn

The Three Horseshoes is situated within 10 minutes’ drive of the beautiful city of Durham. With parts of the building over 300 years old, it still retains some quirky, original features. Average score from 179 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$86 - $98

 
$868.7
Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County

Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County

Centrally located in the historic city of Durham, Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County boasts views of Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle and is situated on the banks of the River Wear. Average score from 36 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$97 - $250

 
$978.7
Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham

Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham

Just 1 mile from Durham Rail Station and city centre, the Radisson Blu Durham has fantastic views of Durham Cathedral. It offers stylish rooms, free WiFi, a restaurant, bar and modern health club. Average score from 54 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$97 - $206

 
$978.7
Apartment Bijou

Apartment Bijou

Featuring free WiFi, Apartment Bijou offers pet-friendly accommodation in Durham. Palace Green is 7 km from the property. Private parking is available on site. Featuring a terrace, all units have a seating and dining area. Average score from 69 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$86

$868.2
Durham Serviced Properties - The Sanctuary

Durham Serviced Properties - The Sanctuary

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Durham Serviced Properties - The Sanctuary is situated in Durham, 2.5 km from Durham Cathedral. Palace Green is 2.6 km away. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$94

$948.0
Days Inn Durham

Days Inn Durham

With modern rooms, free Wi-Fi access and free parking Days Inn Durham is just off junction 61 of the A1 (M), about 4 miles from Durham city centre. Days Inn Durham is set within the Roadchef motorway service area at Bowburn Interchange. Average score from 628 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$73 - $67

 
$737.7

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Cultural
Castles and Forts
The Cathedral and Castle are located on a peninsula formed by a bend in the River Wear with steep river banks constituting a natural line of defense. The Castle was the stronghold and residence of the Prince-Bishops of Durham, who was given virtual autonomy in return for protecting the northern boundaries of England, and thus held both religious and secular power. Within the Castle precinct are later buildings of the Durham Palatinate, as well as Palace Green, a large open space connecting the various buildings of the site.
Churches
Durham Cathedral was built between the late 11th and early 12th century for the early Benedictine monastic community, and is the largest and perhaps finest example of Norman architecture in England.
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