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

  • Durham   (0.6 miles from the centre of Durham)
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    Modern Travelodge hotel set one mile from Durham city centre. Double & family ensuite rooms, free parking, 30 minutes initial free Wi-Fi. Pet friendly by arrangement.
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  • Durham   (0.3 miles from the centre of Durham)
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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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  • Chester Moor   (4.4 miles from the centre of Durham)
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    Contemporary Chester-le-Street Travelodge ideal for Durham County Cricket Ground with free parking and Vintage inn. WiFi. Double, family and twin rooms. Pets welcome.
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  • Durham   (3.6 miles from the centre of Durham)
    Sleeps 4
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    £276
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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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  • Chester-le-Street   (3.6 miles from the centre of Durham)
    Sleeps 6
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    £325
    Per Week (Seasonal), Sleeps 2-6
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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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    Grade II listed, family run Georgian town house B&B in Durham. Believed to be the only guest house in Durham to have rooms overlooking the Cathedral. On-site Pancake Cafe and wifi.
     
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  • Durham   (0.5 miles from the centre of Durham)
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    Welcome to Kingslodge, Durham s hidden Gem, situated on the edge of Flass Vale, itself a unique and protected area of woodland at the heart of the City. The Hotel is within ...
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  • Durham   (3.8 miles from the centre of Durham)
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    Sheep Pen Cottage - 5 Star sleeps upto 4 people. The cottage is a 2 bedroom ground floor barn conversion with both bedrooms been ensuite. Located just 4 miles from Durham City s...