Destination guide

Book a holiday rental for your Durham getaway

The parks and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Durham. One of the city's many top draws is its restaurants. East Rock Park and Lake Compounce are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in and around Durham

Do you want to find top things to see and do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that Durham has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lake Compounce (17.6 mi / 28.3 km)
  • Lyman Meadow Golf Club (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Lyman Orchards (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Powder Ridge Mountain Park and Resort (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Indian Springs Golf Club (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Paradise Hills Vineyard (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Durham

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Durham is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • East Rock Park (14.2 mi / 22.8 km)
  • Millers Pond State Park (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Dooley Pond Public Access (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Ron McCutcheon Park (4.4 mi / 7 km)
  • YMCA Mountain Mist Day Outdoor Center (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Wadsworth Falls State Park (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Durham

The nearest airport is in New Haven, CT (HVN-Tweed - New Haven Regional), located 17.1 mi (27.5 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Hartford, CT (HFD-Hartford - Brainard), which is 19.5 mi (31.5 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Durham?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 34 holiday lettings around Durham. From 24 houses to 4 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:

  • Downtown: 37 holiday homes
  • Westbrook Center: 62 holiday homes
  • Madison Center: 30 holiday homes
  • Saybrook Manor: 37 holiday homes
  • Mill River: 26 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:

  • Ireland's Great Hunger Museum: 239 holiday lettings
  • Yale University: 238 holiday lettings
  • Mark Twain House Museum: 86 holiday lettings
  • Central Connecitcut State University: 80 holiday lettings
  • Connecticut State Capital: 86 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 24 Houses in Durham. Our other popular types of Durham holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 4 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 3 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 3 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 3 holiday homes with pool available in Durham. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.