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Radisson BLU Hotel Durham
Radisson BLU Hotel Durham

Frankland Lane, Durham DH1 5TA

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4.4 out of 5 (966 reviews)

Situated in Durham, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Crook Hall and Gardens, Durham Castle, and Durham Cathedral. …

£67
The Garden House Inn
The Garden House Inn

Framwellgate Peth, Durham DH1 4NQ

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (29 reviews)

Situated in Durham, this inn is within 1 mi (2 km) of DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery, Durham Cathedral, and Durham Castle. …

£75
Durham Serviced Properties
Durham Serviced Properties

16A High Street South, Durham DH7 8JN

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this apartment is within 3 mi (5 km) of Oriental Museum, Durham University, and Durham Cathedral. …

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The Avenue Inn
The Avenue Inn

Avenue Street, Durham DH1 2PT

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (46 reviews)

Situated in Durham, this inn is within 3 mi (5 km) of Durham Heritage Centre and Museum, Durham University, and Durham …

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Bowburn Hall Hotel
Bowburn Hall Hotel

Bowburn, Durham DH6 5NH

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (35 reviews)

Located in Bowburn, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Durham University, Durham Castle, and Durham Cathedral. Oriental …

£49
Hillrise Guest House
Hillrise Guest House

13 Durham Road West, Durham DH6 5AU

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (25 reviews)

Located in Bowburn, this guesthouse is within 6 mi (10 km) of Durham University, Durham Castle, and Durham Cathedral. Orienta …

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Durham Serviced Properties - Gamekeepers Mansion
Durham Serviced Properties - Gamekeepers Mansion

Waldridge, Durham, Chester-le-Street DH2 3TW

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this villa is 1.6 mi (2.7 km) from Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground and 2.5 mi (4.1 km …

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Burnhopeside Hall
Burnhopeside Hall

Durham Road, Durham DH7 0TL

4.0 out of 5.0
4.9 out of 5 (46 reviews)

Situated in Durham, this bed & breakfast is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Diggerland and within 9 mi (15 km) of Durham University and …

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The Fairways
The Fairways

7 The Fairways, Stanley DH9 6SU

3.5 out of 5.0
4.9 out of 5 (11 reviews)

Situated in Stanley, this apartment is 1.3 mi (2 km) from Beamish Open Air Museum and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Beamish Wild. Sout …

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Holiday Inn Washington
Holiday Inn Washington

Emerson Tyne and Wear, Washington NE37 1LB

3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (206 reviews)

Situated in Birtley, this hotel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from AMF Bowling Washington and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Washington Old Hall …

£42
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Pocket Guide: Durham Durham Castle Hotels

With its enchanting medieval architecture and prominent location overlooking the picturesque valley of the River Wear, Durham Castle is the quintessential English picture-postcard scene. It's within walking distance of several charming hotels, and just a short drive from many more in the rest of County Durham.

What to See at Durham Castle

See the castle's beautiful decorative art, oil paintings, and stained glass windows, and learn about the history and expansion of Durham University into one of the nation's leading higher education institutions.

The castle is next to a well-preserved Norman Chapel and a larger 16th-century chapel, and is known for its iconic Great Hall, where Durham University students and staff attend lunch. See the university's special sporting memorabilia, then visit the gift shop where you can buy some quality merchandise.

Elegant Hotels, Inns and Guesthouses in and Around Durham

Wherever you stay, you can expect a comfortable room with quality bedding for a good night's sleep. The overwhelming majority of accommodation establishments in Durham provide in-room WiFi access, often free of charge, which means you will be able to research other local places of interest and make restaurant reservations online from your hotel. Many rooms are also equipped with work desks, tea and coffee amenities, hairdryers and en-suite bathrooms with complimentary toiletries.

Visit Nearby Durham Cathedral

Just minutes from the castle, Durham Cathedral is a striking Norman building with splendid medieval wall paintings and an award-winning souvenir shop. It's noted for its intricate Romanesque architecture and commanding location above the steep valley of the River Wear, and shares UNESCO World Heritage Site status with the castle.

Spend some time at Durham University's Museum of Archaeology and see a fascinating exhibition of natural history artefacts dating back to the prehistoric period. Explore the city's historic Indoor Market, or go to the Durham University Oriental Museum, which has an impressive collection of Asian historic artefacts.

Take the Family to Diggerland Durham

This unique adventure park has numerous construction-themed rides such as mini-tractors and moving machinery, and is noted for its adrenaline-infusing Diggerland Skyshuttle, where you will soar 50 feet into the air.

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