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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 (982 reviews)

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

£87
The Garden House Inn
The Garden House Inn

Framwellgate Peth, Durham DH1 4NQ

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4.2 out of 5 (32 reviews)

Situated in Durham, this inn is within 1 mi (2 km) of Crook Hall and Gardens, Durham Cathedral, and Durham Castle. Durham …

£85
The Lambton Hounds Inn
The Lambton Hounds Inn

62-64 Front Street, Durham DH1 5DE

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2.9 out of 5 (84 reviews)

Situated in the historical district, this inn is within 3 mi (5 km) of Battlezone, Durham Castle, and Durham Cathedral. DLI …

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High View Guest House
High View Guest House

4 Rushey Gil, Durham DH7 8BL

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4.8 out of 5 (40 reviews)

Situated in Durham, this guesthouse is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Brancepeth Castle Golf Club and within 6 mi (10 km) of Durham …

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Hallgarth Manor Hotel
Hallgarth Manor Hotel

Pittington, Durham DH6 1AB

3.5 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (14 reviews)

Situated in Durham, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Gala Theatre Durham, Durham University, and Durham Castle. Durham …

£109
Oak Cottage
Oak Cottage

Holmside Lane, Burnhope, Edmondsley, Durham DH7 6EX

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4 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Situated in Durham, this bed & breakfast is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from South Moor Golf Club and within 6 mi (10 km) of Beamish Open …

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Queen Guest House
Queen Guest House

10 Queen Street, Grange Villa, Chester-le-Street DH2 3LT

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Chester-le-Street, this guesthouse is 1.9 mi (3 km) from Beamish Open Air Museum and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from South …

£43
Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast
Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast

Low Jobs Hill, Crook DL15 9AB

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4.8 out of 5 (4 reviews)

Situated in Crook, this eco-friendly bed & breakfast is within 6 mi (10 km) of Low Barns Visitor Centre, Brancepeth Castle …

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Best Western Beamish Hall Country House Hotel
Best Western Beamish Hall Country House Hotel

Beamish, Stanley DH9 0YB

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4.3 out of 5 (143 reviews)

Located in Beamish, this historic hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Beamish Wild and Beamish Open Air Museum. Causey Arch is 1.5 …

£62
The Riding Farm
The Riding Farm

Riding Lane, Gateshead NE11 0JA

4.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (23 reviews)

Located in Kibblesworth, this bed & breakfast is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Beamish Open Air Museum and within 6 mi (10 km) of …

£53
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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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