This is Durham: Where to stay


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Durham has a host of accommodation options which provide facilities for cyclists and walkers. Here are a few highlights.

Brunswick House

Excellent quality en suite accommodation and scrumptious meals. Many local walks and cycle routes on the doorstep. Stay three nights, get fourth night free.

4-star guest house, Visit England silver award, Visit England breakfast award, Visit England walkers welcome, Visit England cyclists welcome.

Double/twin en suite room - £80 per room per night, breakfast included.


Rose and Crown Hotel

A charming 18 Century coaching inn located in the picturesque village of Romaldkirk.  Individually designed bedrooms, cosy bar with open fireplace and surrounded by beautiful countryside.

Awaiting grading.

Double/twin en suite room - from £150 per room per night, breakfast included

Headlam Hall Hotel and Spa

Superb 17 Century mansion with beautiful walled gardens, award-winning restaurant, spa and golf course. Located in a quiet corner of the Durham Dales, offering rural peace and seclusion.

4-star hotel.

Double/twin en suite room - from £125 per room per night, breakfast included.

Mellwaters Barn Cottages

Luxurious and exceptionally spacious self-catering accommodation in beautiful Teesdale. Ideally situated for visiting Beamish Museum, Durham Cathedral and The Bowes Museum. Local activities include walking, cycling, golfing and fishing.

4-star self catering, Visit England Gold Award.

From £295 per week, depending on size of cottage.


For more information, contact Durham’s official Visitor Contact Centre


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Sunday and Bank Holidays 11am-4pm

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