Durham might be most famous for its magnificent Norman-era cathedral, but there's much more to this lively city than just old buildings! Durham and the surrounding area offers all sorts of thrilling sporting and adventure experiences, whether you fancy hopping on your bike for an explore, or feel like a spot of sailing on Derwent and Grassholme Reservoirs. The region is perfect for an adventurous family holiday, and you'll find a wide variety of adventure sport hotels dotted around the place too.
Embark on a Family Adventure from Durham Hotels
Whether you're staying in the heart of Durham, in a city-centre hotel such as the four-star Radisson Blue Hotel, or enjoying the wilder surroundings of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the region of County Durham is a great place to stay if you're a lover of sport and adventure. Thrill seekers should check out the newly opened Beamish Wild Treetop Adventure. Set in some ancient woodland, this treetop adventure centre comprises of a high ropes course, zip-wires and a powerfan free fall experience. If you prefer to go your own way, you might consider hiring a bicycle and exploring the beautiful local countryside, perhaps enjoying relaxing bike ride along Durham Heritage Coast, or heading out to the Durham Dales.
You don't have to head out of Durham city to enjoy an exciting time, with plenty going on in the city itself - especially if you prefer spectating sport that participating! The Emirates Riverside in Durham is a world class sporting venue and home to Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground, which plays hosts to some of the biggest international cricket test matches.
Adventure Sport Hotels in Durham and the Surrounding Area
Durham Adventure Sport Hotels are a great base for your fun-fuelled family adventure. When you're on your feet (or two wheels) for the day, heading back to the hotel to take advantage of the spa facilities is hard to beat. There are plenty of adventure sport hotels in Durham, and many more dotted around the county. If golf is your sport (a perfect combination of countryside wander and competitive action) then you might choose to stay at the charming four-Star Ramside Hall Hotel & Golf Club.