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Durham is an amazing county in North East England, just three hours by train from London, and less than two from Edinburgh.

And with Newcastle and Durham Tees Valley international airports nearby, plus the Port of Tyne, a warm welcome awaits visitors from across the globe.

Explore our breathtaking scenery, discover award-winning attractions and enjoy world-class exhibitions, festivals and events. From city breaks to coast and countryside escapes – make Durham your next destination for a short break.

Durham City is home to one of the most recognisable landmarks in the UK, majestic Durham Cathedral. Together with adjacent Durham Castle, this UNESCO World Heritage Site forms one of the most stunning city panoramas in Europe.

Step back in time at fascinating heritage attractions including Beamish, the Living Museum of the North, and see history come to life at Kynren - the must-see open air spectacular that takes place in Bishop Auckland every summer.

Seek out hidden gems in market towns and villages in the Durham Dales, relax and enjoy peace and tranquillity on the Durham Coast, or get outdoors and active with walking and cycling routes revealing unforgettable views across the county.  And when it’s time to refuel you’ll be spoilt for choice with award-winning eateries and delicious local produce.



Interesting places in Durham

Lumley Castle Hotel

Chester le Street, Co Durham DH3 4NX
Tel: 0191 389 1111   Email: christmas@lumleycastle.com

Standing proud for more than 600 years, the magnificent spectacle of Lumley Castle dominates the County Durham landscape. Surrounded by beautiful parklands overlooking the River Wear and Durham County Cricket Ground, Lumley Castle is a magnificent monument to a bygone age of chivalry and honour.

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The Town House

34 Old Elvet, Durham DH1 3HN
Tel: 0191 384 1037 Email: info@thetownhousedurham.co.uk

The Town House is an opulent Grade II-Listed Georgian town house located in Durham’s charming Old Elvet area. The 18th century town house has 11 bespoke bedrooms, each offering a very different experience, including three exclusive rooms in the garden with their own private hot tub.

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Dowfold House

Low Jobs Hill, Crook, Weardale, Co. Durham DL15 9AB
Tel: +44 (0)1388 762 473 Email: enquiries@dowfoldhouse.co.uk

Dowfold House Bed and Breakfast is a comfortable, peaceful Victorian house in a quiet rural location overlooking Crook. Built in 1860 for Joseph Pease, local mine owner and first Quaker MP, Dowfold House commands wonderful views over Wear Valley and beyond to Weardale and the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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Walworth Castle Hotel

Walworth, Darlington, County Durham DL2 2LY
Tel: 01325 485470 Email: enquiries@walworthcastle.co.uk

You will be welcomed to BEST WESTERN Walworth Castle Hotel with a warm reception. Being privately owned and operated we aim for first class customer service. If there is anything we can do for you, just ask.

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Rookhope Inn

Rookhope, Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham DL13 2BG
Tel: 01388 517 215 Email: enquiries@rookhopeinn.co.uk

Situated in the beautiful Wear Valley in the quaint village of Rookhope, the Rookhope Inn is surrounded by an area of outstanding natural beauty.

The Rookhope Inn sits on the Coast to Coast cycle route and offers weary cyclists a traditional country inn with accommodation to retreat to after a

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The Old Barn

12 Market Place, Middleton in Teesdale, County Durham, DL12 0QG
Tel: 01833 640258 Email lynda@theoldbarn-teesdale.co.uk

A converted barn providing four star Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Middleton in Teesdale, Barnard Castle, County Durham. This B&B has been renovated to a very high standard and your host, Lynda, aims to make your stay as pleasant and relaxing as possible with a friendly atmosphere, comfortable rooms and good home cooked food.

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The Gables Hotel

Haswell Plough, Co. Durham DH6 2EW
Tel: 0191 5262959 Email: jmgables@aol.com

John & Dorcas Milner would like to welcome you all to The Gables Hotel & Restaurant’s web site, and hope that you will book in with us either for a nights entertainment, bed and breakfast, or maybe a pleasant evening meal. Then again you could just pop in for a drink with some really good company.

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The St George Hotel

Durham Tees Valley Airport, Darlington, Co Durham DL2 1RH
Tel: 01325 332631 Email: info@stgeorgehotel.net

The St George Hotel is one of Durham and Teesside’s finest hotels. With our superb facilities, excellent location and the very highest standards of service, we are the ideal choice for holidaymakers and business visitors using the Durham Tees Valley Airport.

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Chimneys Hotel

East Street Blackhall, Peterlee, Durham TS27 4HA
Tel: 441915868248 Email: ann.telford@hotmail.co.uk

Chimneys is a comfortable family run hotel, located in the village of Blackhall right on the Durham Heritage Coast and convenient for travel to both historic Durham City and nearby Hartlepool Chimneys was built in 1925, previously known as The Trust and was mainly frequented by miners who worked in the Blackhall Colliery coal mines. All eight of the bedrooms have en-suite.

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Honest Lawyer Hotel

Croxdale Bridge, Croxdale, Durham DH1 3SP
Tel: 0191 378 3780 Email: enquiries@honestlawyerhotel.co.uk

Set close to the banks of the River Wear, our unique hotel offers a comfortable stay in rural surroundings with Durham’s history, arts, culture and shopping just minutes away.

We pride ourselves on our individuality, and our friendly staff, most of whom are from the local area, offer the kind of genuine welcome for

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