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Radisson BLU Hotel Durham
Radisson BLU Hotel Durham

Frankland Lane, Durham DH1 5TA

4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (787 reviews)

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

£79
Hotel Bannatyne Durham
Hotel Bannatyne Durham

Eden Terrace, Durham DH1 2HJ

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (219 reviews)

Situated in Durham, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Gala Theatre Durham, Durham University, and Durham Castle. Durham …

£50
Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa
Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa

Carrville, Durham DH1 1TD

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (257 reviews)

Situated in Durham, this spa hotel is 3 mi (4.9 km) from Gala Theatre Durham and 3.1 mi (5 km) from St. Nicholas Church. …

£71
Bowburn Hall Hotel
Bowburn Hall Hotel

Bowburn, Durham DH6 5NH

3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (5 reviews)

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

£49
Burnhopeside Hall
Burnhopeside Hall

Durham Road, Durham DH7 0TL

4.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (35 reviews)

Situated in Durham, this bed & breakfast is within 6 mi (10 km) of Chapman's Well Local Nature Reserve, Mini Moos Adventure …

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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 (190 reviews)

Situated in Washington, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Pelaw Grange Greyhound Stadium and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Washington …

£44
The Old Post Office
The Old Post Office

27 Front Street, Durham DH7 0LA

4.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (12 reviews)

Situated in a rural location, this bed & breakfast is 2 mi (3.3 km) from Chapman's Well Local Nature Reserve and within 6 mi …

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The Eden Arms Hotel
The Eden Arms Hotel

Middridge Road, Ferryhill DL17 0LL

3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (10 reviews)

Situated in Ferryhill, this spa hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Spennymoor Leisure Centre, Bishop Auckland Golf Club, and …

£89
Eden Garden Accommodation
Eden Garden Accommodation

Nursery View, Catchgate Lane, Hartlepool TS27 4TF

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

Situated in a rural location, this bed & breakfast is within 9 mi (15 km) of Tweddle Children's Animal Farm, Hartlepool …

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Redworth Hall Hotel
Redworth Hall Hotel

Redworth, Newton Aycliffe DL5 6NL

4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (234 reviews)

Located in Newton Aycliffe, this family-friendly hotel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from National Railway Museum at Shildon, and within …

£75
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Pocket Guide: Durham Durham Cathedral Hotels

Visit the charming city of Durham and see its magnificent cathedral, which overlooks the dramatic Wear valley and has one of the most spectacular backdrops of any church in Britain. You can choose from a great range of hotels near Durham Cathedral, from value-for-money inns to high-end modern hotels.

About the Cathedral

Dating back to the 11th Century, Durham Cathedral is one of England's most complete Norman landmarks. 143 metres long and 66 metres high at its tower, the cathedral replace a Saxon church, and is noted for its impressive Romanesque architecture and stone nave vault that has stayed intact for more than nine centuries. The building also exhibits many impressive medieval wall paintings, and has a restaurant serving delicious freshly prepared meals.

Immortalised in Harry Potter

Durham Cathedral was used as a filming location for the Harry Potter films 'The Philosopher's Stone' (2001) and the 'Chamber of Secrets' (2002), when the interior and exterior were used to depict the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Durham Hotels with Well-Appointed Rooms

Wherever you stay near Durham Cathedral, you can expect comfortable accommodation that will normally include WiFi access and other homely comforts such as tea and coffee-making facilities.

One of the most prestigious places to stay in the city is the Radisson BLU Hotel, a four-star venue that is just over half a mile from the cathedral by foot. Here, you can look forward to elegant rooms with mini-bars and free WiFi, and benefit from a tasty complimentary breakfast and access to a luxury spa and indoor pool.

Other Attractions in Durham

No visit to this city would be complete without spending some time at Durham Castle, which has also existed since the Norman period and is just a short walk from the cathedral. Now housing students of Durham University, the building has a well-preserved Keep and Great Hall, and two chapels that date back to the Norman era and 15th-century respectively.

For more insight into the city's historic development, visit the Durham Museum and Heritage Centre, which is housed in a former church and has many interesting artefacts related to Durham's medieval origins.

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