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

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 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 518 holiday lettings around Durham. From 123 Cottages to 201 Houses, 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?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Durham. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Crook Hall and Gardens: 715 holiday lettings
  • Durham Cathedral: 720 holiday lettings
  • Chapman's Well Local Nature Reserve: 737 holiday lettings
  • Durham University: 726 holiday lettings
  • Brancepeth Castle Golf Club: 806 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Durham listed on HomeAway 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 Cottages in Durham?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 123 Cottages in Durham. Our other popular types of Durham holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 201 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 123 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 123 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Durham?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 15 holiday homes with pool available in Durham. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.