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Things to Do in Durham

50 ways to enhance your stay...

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If you’re without a car…

  • Make use of the health club
  • Treat yourself to a relaxing steam / sauna or spa
  • Why not take advantage of the clubs swimming pool
  • Enjoy the fully licensed café bar facilities
  • Enjoy an energetic game of squash
  • Make use of one of the many classes on offer
  • Why not have a workout in the gym area
  • Take advantage of the local bus service and take a trip into Durham City centre
  • Take advantage of one of our fully qualified Personal Trainers
  • Connect to the hotel’s free wifi and surf the net in your own room.

If you have children…

  • Bowless picnic area
  • Tweddle Children’s Animal Farm
  • Derwent walk
  • Locomotion - The national Railway Museum Shildon
  • Beamish Museum
  • Krazy Kingdom – lots for the kids to enjoy
  • The Playshack
  • Adventure Valley – under cover
  • Broom House Farm adventure trail
  • Diggerland https://www.diggerland.com

If you prefer more mature leisure pursuits…

  • Bishop Auckland Discovery History Centre
  • Whitworth Hall Country Park
  • Weardale Railway
  • The Treasures of Durham University Library special covers
  • Durham Heritage Centre and Museum
  • Rokeby Park
  • Durham University Botanic Park
  • Eggleston Hall Gardens
  • The Bowes Museum

If you enjoy walks and outstanding beauty...

  • Derwent Walk
  • Pow Hill Country Park
  • Hamsterley Forest
  • North Pennines Area of outstanding beauty
  • Durham Coast
  • Castle Eden Dene National Nature Reserve
  • Hedleyhope Fell Nature Reserve
  • Parkland at Dalton Park
  • Low Barnes Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre
  • Pow Hill Country Park

If you enjoy visiting Castles, Churches and Cathedrals...

  • Durham Cathedral
  • Newbiggin Methodist Chapel
  • St Andrews Church
  • St Maryland Virgin Church
  • Escomb Saxon Church
  • Auckland Castle
  • Durham Castle
  • Weardale Museums and High House Chapel
  • Durham Heritage Centre and Museum
  • St Laurence Church