Where to stay around County Durham?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 367 holiday lettings near County Durham. From 269 cottages to 56 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near County Durham is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in County Durham?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in County Durham. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Durham: 195 holiday homes
  • Bishop Auckland: 190 holiday homes
  • Wolsingham: 313 holiday homes
  • Beamish Open Air Museum: 450 holiday homes
  • Consett: 213 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in County Durham! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in County Durham?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in County Durham with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Durham: 195 holiday lettings
  • Bishop Auckland: 190 holiday lettings
  • Wolsingham: 313 holiday lettings
  • Consett: 213 holiday lettings
  • Staindrop: 161 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in County Durham?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in County Durham. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Beamish Open Air Museum: 450 holiday rentals
  • Durham Cathedral: 492 holiday rentals
  • Durham University: 506 holiday rentals
  • Durham Castle: 488 holiday rentals
  • Crimdon Dene Holiday Park: 310 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around County Durham listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make a holiday rental property or house to rent in County Durham your home away from home

County Durham is a truly charming county in the North East of England. The astonishing mix of wild highlands, charming villages, well preserved ancient history and unspoilt coastline make it completely irresistible, and if this is your first time you have considered taking houses for rent in County Durham, it will not be the last.

Things to do in County Durham

The North Pennines are a huge attraction in County Durham. The huge swathes of wild countryside, carved by gushing streams and teeming with wildlife make County Durham and the North Pennines a hugely popular destination with walkers, hikers and mountain bikers looking to enjoy the wildest of English landscapes first hand. From the wild moors of Upper Teeside to the huge woodlands of the Castle Eden Dene National Park, there are always more routes to explore from self catering County Durham accommodation. England’s largest waterfall, High Force can also be found in the North Pennines, and makes for a wonderful picnic spot on a walking holiday.

The coastline is equally spectacular. The 11 miles Durham Coastal Path is a particular highlight, taking visitors along dramatic cliff tops, down to delightful little sand beaches and to some of County Durham’s most impressive historical sites. County Durham is awash with wonderfully well preserved historical sites, including Durham Cathedral, ‘the best cathedral on Earth’. There are monuments from the Saxon, Norman and medieval periods, including the dramatic Durham Castle, Raby Castle and Auckland Castle, all of which are well worth exploration from houses to rent in County Durham.

There are a huge range of days out available from County Durham properties. Sedgefield Racecourse offers a magnificent day of entertainment, and the evenings are a riot of music and fun throughout the county. Whether you are interested in a theatre, comedy, gourmet restaurants or top class musical events, you will be wonderfully entertained from any of the houses to rent in County Durham. The Beamish Mary Pub is especially renowned for its live music, especially folk, and there are annual Blues, Film and Comedy festivals to enjoy from County Durham accommodation too.

Places to visit on holiday in County Durham

The city of Durham, County Durham’s county town, is a wonderful city that will certainly capture your imagination. The stunning Durham Cathedral dominates the skyline, but is by no means the only attraction in the city. Throughout the ancient centre are fantastic little restaurants, large shopping centres and atmospheric bars that help keep the atmosphere lively and exciting at all times.

Travel to County Durham

A holiday rental property in County Durham is wonderfully easy to reach. The Durham Tees Valley Airport (MME) is well connected to airports throughout the UK, and the road and rail networks are extensive.