The county of Durham is brimming with awe-inspiring scenery, beautiful cities and fascinating attractions. From the inspiring natural landscapes of the Durham Dales and North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the dramatic Heritage Coast and everything in between, a holiday here is guaranteed to be full of fresh air and warm memories.
The city of Durham is famous for its magnificent cathedral, and boasts an enticing network of cobbled streets, packed with welcoming cafés, charming boutiques and interesting galleries and museums. The nightlife is refined and varied, from theatre to art house cinema.
Celebrating its fascinating history, Durham’s heritage attractions are a great way to learn more about the county during your stay. Head for Beamish, the Living Museum of the North where actors and actresses bring to life the North East England of the past. Raby Castle and its 200-acre deer park is another top choice for a historical day out, Locomotion: The National Railway Museum showcases rail travel through the ages and Killhope museum tells the story of Victorian mining, complete with a descent into Park Level Mine.
Walking is a favourite pastime in Durham; take to the 14km coast path to enjoy the seaside scenery, or head inland where you’ll find numerous walking trails, taking in everything from Low and High Force Waterfalls of Upper Teasdale, to the rolling landscapes along Durham’s portion of the Pennine Way.
Hidden within the Durham Dales are picturesque villages and ancient castles, set against the picturesque backdrop of romantic moorland.
Relax and unwind during your trip with a stay in one of our large holiday cottages in Durham.