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The Bay Horse Inn
2 out of 5
8 Brandon Village, Allington, Durham, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £41 per night
2.98 mi from city centre
3.8/5Good! (282 reviews)
New Years Stay

"The room was clean comfortable and so cosy as we walked through the door. The full english was really tasty and plenty of it"…"

Reviewed on 3 Jan 2020

The Bay Horse Inn
Burnhopeside Hall
4 out of 5
Durham Road, Lanchester, Durham, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £120 per night
5.77 mi from city centre
4.9/5Exceptional! (149 reviews)
Perfect in every way

"Absolutely wonderful place to stay the best of everything! The breakfast was delicious with home grown meat and eggs. Barney the spaniel was a total delight. Christine so kind in every way, we loved all the rooms."…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar 2020

Burnhopeside Hall
The City Durham
3 out of 5
84 New Elvet, Durham, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £65 per night
0.19 mi from city centre
3.8/5Good! (133 reviews)
Wet Durham

"Very quiet but all ok nice breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar 2020

The City Durham
The Old Mill
4 out of 5
Metal Bridge, Durham, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £70 per night
4.96 mi from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (30 reviews)
Excellent hotel

"This hotel lived up to all expectations. I must mention the meals - breakfast and dinner - which were delicious and plenty on the plate. All in all I would recommend this hotel."…"

Reviewed on 6 Mar 2020

The Old Mill
Hamsteels Hall
4 out of 5
Hamsteels Lane, Quebec, Durham, England
Get Rates
6.36 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (45 reviews)
March 2020

"A perfectly clean and tidy house. Very friendly and helpful hosts with a welcome (very welcome) bottle of wine. Not our first stay may I add, which shows how happy we were of the accommodation. Well recommended."…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar 2020

Hamsteels Hall
The Garden House Inn
3 out of 5
Framwellgate Peth, Durham, England
The price is £85 per night
0.57 mi from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (168 reviews)

"Lovely helpful staff, comfortable and very clean room and excellent food."…"

Reviewed on 27 Feb 2020

The Garden House Inn
The Royal Oak
3 out of 5
1 Commercial Street, Durham, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £55 per night
6.36 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (108 reviews)
Good old fashioned hospitality

"Good old fashioned hospitality great home cooked food friendly locals"…"

Reviewed on 29 Oct 2019

The Royal Oak
OYO La Spada Boutique Hotel
3 out of 5
62-64 Front Street, Durham, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £56 per night
2 mi from city centre
3.1/5 (113 reviews)

"Handy for visiting Durham and the surrounding countryside"…"

Reviewed on 28 Aug 2019

OYO La Spada Boutique Hotel
The Kingslodge Inn
3 out of 5
Waddington Street, Durham, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £89 per night
0.42 mi from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (117 reviews)

"Friendly staff, Great"…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar 2020

The Kingslodge Inn
Hallgarth The Manor House, BW Signature Collection by Best Western
The price is £71 per night
3.42 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (153 reviews)
Overnight stay

"It was an overnight stay only, but in that time all the staff made us welcome, they were very helpful and friendly. We had a lovely evening meal it was really enjoyable."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

Hallgarth The Manor House, BW Signature Collection by Best Western
Farnley Tower Guesthouse
4 out of 5
The Avenue, Durham, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £76 per night
2.19 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (17 reviews)

"We had a family room with two adults and two boys (7 & 9). It had a lot of space for the four of us and was very good value. Very friendly staff and a good breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2020

Farnley Tower Guesthouse
Radisson BLU Hotel Durham
4 out of 5
Frankland Lane, Durham, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £94 per night
0.23 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (985 reviews)
Great Hotel

"Lovely Hotel with great facilities including amazing choice at Breakfast. One of the best I've seen. Wifi very fast even though I was on the second floor."…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar 2020

Radisson BLU Hotel Durham
Bridge Hotel Durham
3 out of 5
39-40 North Rd, Durham, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £75 per night
0.33 mi from city centre
3.9/5Good! (111 reviews)

"Great pub with brill food x the bed was very comfortable x good breakfast x staff were brilliant cld not say anything bad about our stay x"…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

Bridge Hotel Durham
OYO Seven Stars Inn
3 out of 5
High Street North, Shincliffe, Durham, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £65 per night
1.64 mi from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (22 reviews)
Very satisfied customer

"I stayed the last night of opening prior to the Coronavirus shutdown of pubs. The staff were welcoming, helpful and lovely even though they must have been incredibly worried. Had lovely meal and nice red wine, nice ambience,great service, basic but spotless and comfortable room."…"

Reviewed on 27 Mar 2020

OYO Seven Stars Inn
Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa
4 out of 5
Carrville, Durham, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £80 per night
2.74 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (894 reviews)

"Everything was freat.the spa the service.only complaint was the carvery where we couldnt get decent food at 9.pm i ended up eating nothing"…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar 2020

Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa
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Visiting Durham

History buffs will enjoy exploring Durham, and visitors give high marks for the relaxing spas, top-notch restaurants and cathedral. Welcoming and cultural, this city will delight tourists with its university setting, riverfront and shopping. Top sights in the city include Durham Castle and Durham Cathedral.

  • There are 94 hotels and other accommodation options in Durham
  • The closest major airport is in Newcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.), 18.8 mi (30.2 km) from the city centre
  • The next closest is in Durham (MME-Tees Valley), 19.2 mi (30.9 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Durham

Cultural venues in the city include Gala Theatre Durham, Oriental Museum and Durham World Heritage Site Visitor Centre. Its historic sites and cathedrals are notable and landmarks include Durham Castle, Durham Cathedral and St. Nicholas Church. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the rivers and Crook Hall and Gardens.

Popular places to visit in the area include Washington Old Hall, 9 mi/14.5 km from the heart of the city, and Tyne Bridge, which is 13.3 mi (21.3 km) away.

Getting around Durham

If you want to explore the larger area, ride aboard one of the trains from Durham Station. Durham might not have many public transport choices so consider a car rental to maximise your time.

Dressing for Durham

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 10°C, whilst night-time temperatures stay around 2°C
  • From April to June, the average is 18°C during the day and 4°C at night
  • July to September sees average temperatures of 20°C during the day and 9°C at night
  • Between October and December, you can expect 15°C as the daytime average and 2°C as the night-time average
  • About 547 millimetres of rain falls on Durham each year
  • July and August are usually the hottest months averaging 19°C, while January and December are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 2°C

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Durham?
The Old Post Office is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This 4-star B&B offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Traveller reviews also recommend Hotel Indigo Durham and The Royal Oak as top options for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Durham, will I receive a refund?
Yes, most room reservations are fully refundable if cancelled before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before your check-in date. If you have a non-refundable reservation, you might be able to cancel it and get a refund within 24 hours of booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to get the best options available in Durham.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Durham?
Based on reviews, Bay Horse Inn is a popular property for our travellers who want a more economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices for your budget-friendly stay include Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa and OYO La Spada Boutique Hotel.
What's the best hotel for a family trip to Durham?
Radisson BLU Hotel Durham is a top 4-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an indoor pool and a restaurant. Other good choices to stay with the children include Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County and The Royal Oak. Also, attractions such as Adventure Valley and Mini Moos Adventure Farm are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for a couple going to Durham?
Radisson BLU Hotel Durham is a favourite 4-star hotel for couples, and features 24-hour room service and flat-screen TVs. Other good choices for your romantic getaway include Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County and Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Durham?
Honest Lawyer Hotel is a top dog-friendly hotel, and offers a restaurant along with free WiFi for its human guests. Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa is another good option for a stay with your pet.
What's the best place to stay to stay near the beach in Durham?
The Old Post Office is a top hotel for a beach holiday, and features free parking and a bar. Honest Lawyer Hotel is another good option for your stay near the beach. Head to Blast Beach or Shippersea Bay for some quality time by the water.
What's the best luxury place to stay in Durham?
Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa is a 4-star hotel with 4 restaurants and 5 bars, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County and Burnhopeside Hall are two other upscale options for your stay.
What's the best boutique accommodation in Durham?
The Townhouse is a favourite 4-star inn with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features a bar and free WiFi.
What's the best golf hotel in Durham?
The Avenue Inn is a 3-star inn featuring free breakfast and a restaurant, and it’s a top choice for playing a round of golf. Another good option is Hotel Indigo Durham if you’d like to be close to a golf course while in town. Visit Mount Oswald Golf Club or Brancepeth Castle Golf Club to perfect your golf swing.
What's the best accommodation in Durham to absorb the local history?
Based on our travel expertise, Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County is a top 4-star hotel for history buffs booking on Expedia, and it features 2 restaurants and an indoor pool. A couple of other options near historic sites include OYO La Spada Boutique Hotel and Radisson BLU Hotel Durham. Also, notable landmarks to visit include Durham Cathedral, Durham Indoor Market and Durham World Heritage Site Visitor Centre.

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