Destination guide

The charming city of Durham awaits you

Enjoy the history and other features of Durham. This romantic and welcoming city is well known for its shopping, wildlife and restaurants. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in Durham

Are you searching for top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Durham a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Fox Ridge Golf Club (6.9 mi / 11 km)
  • Brunswick Golf Course (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Brunswick Golf Club (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Wilbur's of Maine Chocolate Confections (8.1 mi / 13 km)
  • Prospect Hill Golf Course (8.2 mi / 13.2 km)
  • Lost Valley Ski Resort (13.9 mi / 22.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Durham

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Durham is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Bradbury Mountain State Park (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Desert of Maine (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Mast Landing Sanctuary (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Cathance River Preserve (8.9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • Wolfe's Neck Farm (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • Wolfe's Neck State Park (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Durham

The nearest airport is in Auburn, ME (LEW-Auburn - Lewiston Municipal), located 9.8 mi (15.8 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Brunswick, ME (NHZ-Brunswick Executive), which is 11 mi (17.7 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Durham?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 106 holiday lettings around Durham. From 63 houses to 18 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Durham?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Durham:

  • Peaks Island: 64 holiday homes
  • Willard: 29 holiday homes
  • Bailey Island: 138 holiday homes
  • Munjoy Hill: 59 holiday homes
  • Falmouth Foreside: 22 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Durham? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Durham. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Sewell Pond Conservation Area: 948 holiday lettings
  • International Cryptozoology Museum: 1,351 holiday lettings
  • Southern Maine Community College: 1,270 holiday lettings
  • Victoria Mansion: 1,348 holiday lettings
  • Spring Point Ledge Light: 1,268 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Durham listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Durham?

Yes, of course. offers 63 Houses in Durham. Our other popular types of Durham holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 18 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 22 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 22 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Durham?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 6 holiday homes with pool available in Durham. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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