Destination guide

The friendly city of Durham awaits you

Take a holiday to Durham and enjoy the area's history, cathedral and culture. Travellers especially like the spas, restaurants and university setting in this welcoming and walkable city. Take in top local attractions such as Durham Castle and Durham Cathedral. 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 discover things to do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Durham a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Blue Reef Aquarium (18.3 mi / 29.4 km)
  • Mount Oswald Golf Club (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Adventure Valley (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Brancepeth Castle Golf Club (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Mini Moos Adventure Farm (5.2 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Spennymoor Leisure Centre (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Durham

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Durham is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Palace Green (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Crook Hall and Gardens (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Durham Botanic Garden (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Rainton Meadows Visitor Centre (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Jubilee Park (5.4 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Chapman's Well Local Nature Reserve (7 mi / 11.3 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Durham

The nearest airport is in Newcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.), located 18.8 mi (30.2 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Durham (MME-Tees Valley), which is 19.2 mi (30.9 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, you can make your way to Durham Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Durham?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 535 holiday lettings around Durham. From 204 cabins to 204 cottages, 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 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:

  • Brancepeth Castle Golf Club: 825 holiday lettings
  • Durham Botanic Garden: 755 holiday lettings
  • Durham Cathedral: 740 holiday lettings
  • Durham University: 755 holiday lettings
  • Crook Hall and Gardens: 749 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 Cabins in Durham?

Yes, of course. offers 204 Cabins in Durham. Our other popular types of Durham holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 204 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 109 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 206 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 18 holiday homes with pool available in Durham. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.