Discover a selection of 500 holiday rentals in Durham that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including pool and internet/WiFi. Prices start at £ 89 per night, and cottages and cabins are popular options for a stay in Durham. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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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, Vrbo 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.

Can I find a vacation rental around Durham?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 591 vacation rentals near Durham. From 143 cottages to 146 cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Durham for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Durham?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Durham. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Durham Cathedral: 795 vacation rentals
  • Durham University: 805 vacation rentals
  • Brancepeth Castle Golf Club: 842 vacation rentals
  • Diggerland: 775 vacation rentals
  • Durham Heritage Centre and Museum: 794 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Durham listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Durham?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 143 Cottages in Durham. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Durham include:

  • Cabins: 146 rentals available
  • Houses: 262 rentals available
  • Flats: 305 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Durham?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 6 vacation rentals with pool available in Durham. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.