Durham Bed and Breakfast accommodation at amazing prices

  • The cathedral city of Durham is home a range of B&Bs and boutique hotels.
  • You will have a cozy bed, breakfast will be prepared for you, and help will be given on local visitor attractions.
  • This is an affordable and often more characterful alternative to staying in a larger hotel in Durham.

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Durham B&B Reviews

"Everything to do with our visit to Durham was excellent, the room was far better than I expected and the reception staff were absolutely fabulous, so knowledgeable, informative and helpful." Susan Gaston

"The staff at this college were exceptionally friendly and willing to accommodate my needs. The breakfast was good, as were the standard of the rooms, but it was the staff that I will remember the most from my stay." Shelagh Polischuk

"Durham Castle is beautiful! I really did splendour the occasion! The room was comfortable, clean, and well decorated. And it was topped off by a very warm welcome by the staff on arrival." Rikin Patel

"The atmosphere of the past in the Castle is all pervasive: it is impossible not to be touched by the magic of the place. But the needs and comforts of the present day traveller/visitor are more than well supplied. My room was warm and comfortable. For two nights, this Englishman's home was indeed a castle." Colin Taylor 

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Overall Experience

Durham Visitor information


An Introduction to Durham

Durham, a cathedral city with a fine Norman Castle, dating from 1073 (currently a college of Durham University and the oldest student accommodation in the world) is fortified by a tight loop of the River Wear. Bill Bryson, in Notes from a Small Island said of the place, "Why, it's a perfect little city. If you have never been to Durham, go there at once. Take my car. It's wonderful." 

Things to do in Durham

Durham Cathedral, a world heritage site, is the shire of St. Cuthbert and regarded as one of the best examples of Norman architecture along with Durham Castle. The university hosts the Oriental Museum. The DLI Museum and Gallery tells 200 years of regimental history. Crook Hall and Gardens are free and Killhope Lead Mining Museum is attractive to all ages with 4 working water wheels in this victorian mine.

Getting to Durham

By Car 

Durham is served by the A1/A1(M) motorway which provides, fast, easy access from the South, it takes over four hours to travel from London. From the North the A1 coastal route or the A68 cross-country 'holiday route' through Northumberland and Border country. From the West, the A66 provides a scenic cross-Pennine route from the Lake District and M6 motorway.

By Coach and Bus 

There are several National Express coach services daily to Durham from London and other major centres.  Within the city Arriva runs most of the services.

By Train 

There are around 16 main line services to Durham from London, covering the journey in about 3 hours. Trains also run from most other parts of Britain. 

By Air 

Durham is easily accessible from Newcastle and Durham Tees Valley Airports, both served by regular domestic and international flights. 



Durham History



The present city can clearly be traced back to AD 995, when a group of monks from Lindisfarne chose the strategic high peninsula as a place to settle with the body of Saint Cuthbert, that had previously lain in Chester-le-Street.

During the medieval period the city found spiritual prominence because it was the final resting place of St. Cuthbert and St. Bede the Venerable. Durham’s geographical position has always given it an important position in the defence of England against the Scots. Durham Castle is the only Norman castle keep never to have suffered a breach.

The city remained loyal to King Charles I throughout the English Civil War. Charles I came to Durham twice during his reign. The eighteenth century saw the rise of the trade union movement in the city. The Industrial Revolution mostly passed the city by. However, the city was well-known for carpet making and weaving. Other important industries were the manufacture of mustard and coal extraction.

The city also saw the creation of the world’s first passenger railway in 1825.


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