Things to do in Durham

Both Hollycroft and The Old Stable Cottage are ideally situated for the County Cricket ground at the Riverside which is within  walking distance. Lumley Castle, a very  picturesque and popular venue for weddings is also easily accessible. Beamish Museum is only three miles away by road and many of our visitors come to see this wonderful, historic, outdoor working attraction.

Don`t forget that we are on the main route between Durham and Newcastle, the former offering historic views and walks around the Cathedral ,Castle, Market Place and river and the latter the  bustling shops of Eldon Square, many buildings of architectural interest ,the Quayside, the Baltic Art Gallery and the Millennium Bridge to name but a few of their places of interest.

Local Attractions

Finchale Priory - Co. Durham - 2.58 miles
Finchale Priory Co. Durham Dating from the 13th century, these extensive and beautiful priory ruins stand on one bank of the River Wear. While visiting, why not enjoy the beautiful riverside setting and woodland walks?

New College Durham - 3.71 miles
New College Durham is a college of further and higher education located at Framwellgate Moor, Durham. The popular courses offered by New College Durham are Business and Management, Management Business and Administration, Public Services, Podiatry, Computing, Business, Finance, Graphic Design, Sport and Exercise Sciences and Multimedia. The College has experts who enable to act as the training arm of many organisations. This is extremely beneficial if you are a small business, where your resource is dedicated to its operation.

Angel of the North - Tyne and Wear - 4.8 miles
If you're travelling past Gateshead, whether by car on the A1, or by train on the East coast main line, you can't miss the Angel of the North. At 20 metres tall, with a 54 metre wingspan and weighing 200 tonnes, the Angel of the North is Britain's largest sculpture and towers over the Team Valley from its hilltop site. In 1994 Gateshead Council chose Turner prize-winning artist Antony Gormley OBE to produce a sculpture as a symbol for Tyneside. Funding was secured in 1996, and the Angel of the North was erected on site in 1998. The wings are not flat - but are angled 3.5 degrees forward, which Gormley says was to create "a sense of embrace". 150 tonnes of concrete were used to create foundations which anchor the sculpture to the rock 20 metres below.

Wearside Golf Club - Tyne and Wear - 4.88 miles
Situated between Sunderland and Washington, nestling in the shadow of Penshaw Monument on the southern side of the River Wear lies one of the oldest golf parkland courses and most successful clubs in the North East...Wearside Golf Club was founded in 1892 and is among a small number of golf clubs in Britain that start with a par 3 and finish with a par 5 travelling away from the clubhouse. Built between the River Wear and Penshaw monument you are guaranteed to experience picturesque views, demanding golf and a friendly welcome, giving you a memorable visit to this Golf Club.

Durham Centre - 4.96 miles
Durham Indoor Market; Victorian market established 1851 with over 80 stalls. On Saturdays there are additional stalls in the Market Place. Prince Bishops Shopping Centre; New shopping mall with high street shops well represented. Multi-storey car park, contains Shopmobility - advice centre for disabled visitors. Millburngate Shopping Centre; On the north side of the River Wear, undercover shopping with a variety of retail outlets and a supermarket. Multi-storey car park. More shops in nearby North Road. There are venues throughout Durham for exhibitions, drama and music, from concerts in the Cathedral to street entertainment during the summer.

Durham University - 5.05 miles
The University is collegiate, with colleges providing residential, social and welfare facilities for their student members, and creating a sense of community for staff and students together. Its academic teaching and research programmes are delivered through departments contained within three faculties: Arts and Humanities, Science, and Social Sciences and Health.