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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

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 513 vacation rentals near Durham. From 108 cottages to 108 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: 699 vacation rentals
  • Durham University: 701 vacation rentals
  • Brancepeth Castle Golf Club: 731 vacation rentals
  • Crook Hall and Gardens: 697 vacation rentals
  • Durham Botanic Garden: 700 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 108 Cottages in Durham. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Durham include:

  • Cabins: 108 rentals available
  • Houses: 221 rentals available
  • Flats: 275 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Durham?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 7 vacation rentals with pool available in Durham. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.