Durham Cathedral on the River Wear - County Durham (Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/10978503%40N00/506606185)

Durham Cathedral on the River Wear - County Durham

The North East's great cultural centre and medieval city Durham, is a riverside jewel, tightly packed, with a breathtaking collection of heritage buildings including World Heritage Sites Durham Castle and Cathedral. Feeling more like an ancient market town than a city, Durham offers an exquisite dining and shopping scene brimming with best markets, old traditional inns and chic cafes.

See Durham City from the water via a boat trip on the River Wear or soak up the Durham specialist shopping scene around the city's ancient narrow vennels, tiny streets flanked by overhanging gable buildings. Durham offers a wonderful mix of world cuisine and award-winning restaurants, delectable tearooms and quirky cafes. Ticking all the boxes for a world class city break, take a tour of Durham's choice of museums and galleries, from the celebrated Oriental Museum to the Botanic Garden.

Voted one of Britain's best loved buildings, the Norman Romanesque Durham Cathedral tour is essential visiting, combined with a visit to the adjacent Grade 1 listed Durham castle also dating back to the Norman period. Browse our fantastic selection of Durham B&Bs, modern hotels and luxury contemporary apartments on Iknow, putting you right in the heart of this World Heritage city, and within easy reach of top County Durham attractions like Beamish. Search for Durham City accommodation now and book.

Accommodation in Durham City Centre

  • Chester-le-Street   (3.6 miles from the centre of Durham)
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    £325
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    19 serviced cottages & apartments on a 40 acre private estate 3 miles from Durham City. Various sizes available with WiFi and parking. Long lets & short breaks welcome. Sleep 2-6.
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  • Durham   (0.3 miles from the centre of Durham)
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    £40
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    Charming 250 year old guest house in Durham city centre just a short stroll from the castle & cathedral. Full English Breakfasts, parking permit, pretty garden and wifi.
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  • Coxhoe   (5.2 miles from the centre of Durham)
    Sleeps 4
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    £256
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 4
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    This semi detached barn conversion is located on a working farm in Coxhoe near to Durham and sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
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  • Coxhoe   (5.1 miles from the centre of Durham)
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    £495
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 8
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    This detached barn conversion is located on a working farm in Coxhoe near to Durham and sleeps eight people in four bedrooms.
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  • Coxhoe   (5.2 miles from the centre of Durham)
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    £245
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    This semi detached barn conversion is located on a working farm in Coxhoe near to Durham and sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
     
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  • Durham   (3.6 miles from the centre of Durham)
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    £302
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    This cosy detached cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms, in the hamlet of Plawsworth, six miles from Durham.
     
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  • Durham   (0.1 miles from the centre of Durham)
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    £42
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    Durham Castle dates from the 11th century and is part of a World Heritage Site and has an excellent central location adjacent to Durham Cathedral in the centre of the city. Th...
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  • Brancepeth   (3.8 miles from the centre of Durham)
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    £374
    Per week (seasonal) sleeps 4
     
    Luxury barn conversion offering self-catering accommodation in Brancepeth village near Durham. Family friendly & situated on a working farm with an enclosed garden & country views.
     
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