Welcome to Durham

A county full of heritage

Durham is situated in the North East of England and is one of the top visitor destinations in the UK. The county has some of the most fascinating historical attractions including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Durham Cathedral and Castle.

If you want to get away and explore England's remarkable past then a break in Durham is a must. Beamish - The Living Museum of the North offers visitors the chance to discover what life was like in North East England during Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian times. Durham Cathedral is also a must visit as it is perhaps the greatest Norman building in England. 

For those wanting to escape to the county for a few days then look no further than Durham. Home to the North Pennines, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Durham Heritage Coast, Durham has plenty of walking and cycling routes. The North Pennines is an incredible natural landscape with open moors, picturesque villages, dramatic dales and wildlife. 

If you want to escape to one of England's most charming places, then why not stay in a pub in Durham? Pubs are a great alternative to usual hotel chains and traditional bed and breakfasts and offer a range of services under one roof - home cooked food, comfortable rooms and lively atmosphere. Rooms are furnished with all the modern necessities, such as TVs, luxurious beds and Freeview, and yet retain the original charm and character of the pub.  

Of course one thing many pubs and inns in Durham take immense pride in is their food. Meals are served throughout the day from hearty full English breakfasts to tasty traditional pub food in the evening. Menus are regularly updated to ensure guests experience the best of Durham's produce. After a fantastic day out exploring the county guests can relax, tuck into a wonderful home cooked meal, enjoy a few drinks and then head just upstairs to their room for a refreshing night's sleep. What could be better than that!

To find out more about Durham please visit our Things to Do. To start planning your getaway please use the search below. 

(Photo: © VisitEngland/Visit County Durham)


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