Family Holidays in Durham

Looking to get away with your family and enjoy the beauty of the British countryside then look no further than a break away in Durham. With a range of activities and attractions there’s something for all ages so why not check out our wonderful range of pubs with accommodation and start planning your trip to Durham today!

If you’re looking to enjoy some historic sites then Durham is the place to visit providing a host of attractions for the intrepid explorer ranging from the world famous Durham Cathedral one of the great buildings of Europe. Set grandly next to the Durham Castle with the city huddled below and the river sweeping around it this world heritage site is instantly recognisable to people travelling to visit. However, if a more tranquil break is what you’re after then turn back the clocks at Beamish Museum, giving you the chance to experience what life was like in Beamish in the 1820’s onwards with a range of outdoor attractions. Or take the weight off your feet with a train ride at the National Railway Museum in Shildon with a host of historic railway vehicles. If you’re looking to enjoy some of the Durham countryside a walk around High Force Waterfall, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in England is the perfect place to enjoy some time away from the city. The children looking for something to get the adrenaline pumping but not sure where to take them, Fury events and Beamish Wild are the perfect locations with a wide range out outdoor activities for all the family from quad biking to paintballing set in the beautiful Durham countryside.

You’ll never be bored in Durham with a range of options for days out such as Walworth Castle Birds of Prey giving families the opportunity to get up close and personal with fantastic bird displays. If you’re looking for a more educational day out with the family Bowes Museum has an internationally renowned collection of paintings and artefacts.
Whatever your family’s interests you’re sure to have a memorable family holiday in Durham.

Find out more about the attractions and activities taking place in the region in our Things to Do section, and use the Accommodation search to find family friendly pubs and inns offering bed and breakfast.



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The Oak Tree Inn

Stanley, Durham

A true northern welcome awaits customers at The Oak Tree, with warm hospitality and a traditional pub...

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From £44 per room per night
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The Ship Inn

Hartlepool, County Durham

The Ship Inn is located in the peaceful and pleasant hamlet of High Hesleden. They offer a wide range of...

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From £85 per room per night
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The Kingslodge Inn

Durham City, Durham

Just a stone’s throw from the historic Durham city yet surrounded by woodland, The Kingslodge Inn has all the...

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From £79 per room per night
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23
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Dun Cow Inn

Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland

The Dun Cow Inn is situated in the beautiful Sedgefield. They have 6 cosy bedrooms which are traditionally...

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From £70 per room per night
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6
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The Punch Bowl Inn

Consett, County Durham

The Punch Bowl Inn is a village pub with 4 star silver rated bedrooms, excellent award winning home-made...

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From £54 per room per night
Rooms :
6
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Seven Stars Inn

Shincliffe, Durham

The Seven Stars is an country inn and restaurant located in the picturesque village of Shincliffe. They are...

From £43 per room per night
Rooms :
9
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Lord Crewe Arms

Consett, Northumberland

Swept up in the wilds of the North Pennine moors, holding court over the honey stone village of Blanchland,...

From £130 per room per night
Rooms :
21
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The Rose & Crown

Romaldkirk, County Durham

Set in the peaceful landscapes of Teesdale, this 18th Century award winning 14 bedroom inn has great food at...

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From £120 per room per night
Rooms :
14
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The Old Well Inn

Barnard Castle, County Durham

The Old Well Inn in Barnard Castle is steeped in history, dating as far back as the 12th Century and is...

From £55 per room per night
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10
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The Bay Horse Inn

Brandon, County Durham

Welcome to the Bay Horse Inn, a small, family friendly inn located in the heart of the County Durham...

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From £45 per room per night
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11
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