Durham Bed and Breakfasts

Durham is an historic Cathedral city located in the heart of North East England. It is also home to a wonderful Norman castle, built in the 11th century, standing elevated, overlooking the River Wear. The castle has been wholly occupied since 1840 by University College, Durham, making it the oldest student accommodation in the world.

The North East of England is home to some of the finest coastlines in the UK and in 2001 this was acknowledged, with Durham’s beautiful coastline being awarded heritage status. The Coastline cannot help but leave a lasting impression on all who visits, offering beautiful sandy beaches, walking and cycling routes, cliff top scenery.

Further north, visitors can marvel at the untouched beauty of the Northumberland coast, dotted with impressive islets and castles steeped in History. Durham’s cobbled streets are also home to the spectacular Durham Cathedral, which dominates the skyline and is also a designated world heritage site.

This fabulous building is the greatest of all Norman buildings in England and in 2001 it was voted Britain’s best loved building, an icon of north-east England. Despite being such a small and compact city, there is so much to see and do and everything is within easy walking distance too.

Choose from a range of first class shops in the vibrant centre, or enjoy leafy riverside walks along the banks of the wear, just minute’s walk from the hustle and bustle. A great day out for all the family is the Botanical garden, 18 acre garden, set amongst beautiful mature woodlands on the southern outskirts of the city.

The garden features a selection of wonderful displays, changing season by season. Alternatively, why not visit the Archaeological and Oriental museums, offering some key insights into its local history and also home to a festinating collection of historical pieces of international significance. The list of things to do is endless. If you’re feeling energetic, why not take a boat out on the river, then relax, and enjoy drink at one of the many excellent riverside cafes.

This amazing city also has an excellent choice of guest houses, bed and breakfasts and lodgings. Durham Bed and Breakfast profile a selection of the very best on offer.