Located in the Heart of Durham near the River Wear and Durham University Cricket Club, you won’t be lost for what to do when you choose to stay at the Town House. Durham Rail Station is less than 1 mile away, making Newcastle city centre quickly accessible.
Durham Cathedral has been a place of worship, welcome and hospitality for almost a millennium, inspiring all who come. Built in 1093 to house the Shrine of St Cuthbert, Durham Cathedral is renowned for its magnificent Romanesque architecture and spectacular location at the heart of the Durham World Heritage Site. It is also the resting place of the Venerable Bede.
Killhope is a multi-award winning Victorian Mining Museum, and a gold standard Green Tourism destination. Killhope offers a brilliant day out for the whole family, whether looking for fun or to immerse yourself in history. Equipped with a miner’s hat, cap lamp and wellies, accompany one of our friendly guides on an unforgettable tour of Park Level Mine.
Our enthusiastic team will ensure you have a day to remember. Find your own minerals as you work as a Victorian washerboy. Dress up in Victorian style clothes in the lodging room. Working water wheels on site and underground.
Experience a real sense of your past at Beamish, and discover what life was like in North East England in the 1820s, 1910s and 1940s. Beamish is a living, working museum, set in 300 acres of beautiful Durham countryside. Costumed folk bring to life the Town, Pit Village, Home Farm and Pockerley Old Hall.
Experience first-hand how the Industrial Revolution transformed agricultural life in the region. The buildings you see at Beamish are not replicas, but have been brought, brick by brick, from around the region and rebuilt to give visitors a real sense of history.