Welcome to Durham, a county with breathtaking dales, a dramatic coastline, a vale steeped in history and a vibrant city at its heart.

Make Your Own History in Durham

If you’re looking for history and heritage, you’ve come to the right place…

Delve into Durham’s amazing history with a short break in 2018 and see the past come to life before your very eyes at award-winning attractions and amazing events.

In the Vale of Durham, take a tram ride into the past at the world famous Beamish Museum, one of the largest open-air museums in the UK.

Don’t miss the Bodies of Evidence exhibition at Palace Green Library in the heart of Durham’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, and visit Durham Cathedral and its Open Treasure exhibition.

Set in the heart of the Durham Dales, discover Raby Castle and its beautiful 200-acre deer park and recently refurbished tearoom, or head for The Bowes Museum, a magnificent French chateau style building which houses internationally significant collections of fine and decorative arts.

Plan your break now at a wealth of historic places to stay and discover more of Durham’s amazing heritage at thisisdurham.com/history

Raby Castle

Visit Raby Castle, one of the finest and best-preserved medieval castles

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Durham is Great Interactive Map

Looking for inspiration on which of Durham’s diverse landscapes, attractions and experiences to explore? Seeking somewhere special to stay to make your visit to Durham more memorable? Let our interactive map guide you to the locations of the county’s top film locations.

Nearby points of interest
  • Accounting
  • Airport
  • Amusement park
  • Aquarium
  • Art gallery
  • Atm
  • Bakery
  • Bank
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Bicycle store
  • Book store
  • Bowling alley
  • Bus station
  • Cafe
  • Campground
  • Car dealer
  • Car rental
  • Car repair
  • Car wash
  • Casino
  • Cemetery
  • Church
  • City hall
  • Clothing store
  • Convenience store
  • Courthouse
  • Dentist
  • Department store
  • Doctor
  • Electrician
  • Electronics store
  • Embassy
  • Establishment
  • Finance
  • Fire station
  • Florist
  • Food
  • Funeral home
  • Furniture store
  • Gas station
  • General contractor
  • Grocery or supermarket
  • Gym
  • Hair care
  • Hardware store
  • Health
  • Hindu temple
  • Home goods store
  • Hospital
  • Insurance agency
  • Jewelry store
  • Laundry
  • Lawyer
  • Library
  • Liquor store
  • Local government office
  • Locksmith
  • Lodging
  • Meal delivery
  • Meal takeaway
  • Mosque
  • Movie rental
  • Movie theater
  • Moving company
  • Museum
  • Night club
  • Painter
  • Park
  • Parking
  • Pet store
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapist
  • Place of worship
  • Plumber
  • Police
  • Post office
  • Real estate agency
  • Restaurant
  • Roofing contractor
  • Rv park
  • School
  • Shoe store
  • Shopping mall
  • Spa
  • Stadium
  • Storage
  • Store
  • Subway station
  • Synagogue
  • Taxi stand
  • Train station
  • Travel agency
  • University
  • Veterinary care
  • Zoo

Where to stay in Durham

Whether you choose Durham City, the Durham Dales, the Vale of Durham or the Durham Heritage Coast as your base, you’re certain to find that perfect place to stay. With a thread of quality, historic accommodation options throughout the county, boutique hideaways and luxury spa hotels, we’ve every type of accommodation in Durham for you to choose from! Find out for yourself and plan your visit at thisisdurham.com/history

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