Discover a selection of 16 vacation rentals in Durham, GB that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and parking. Prices start at $103 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Durham. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

Delight in the riverside landscape of Durham

Come and experience Durham and its history, cathedral and culture. This city is welcoming and walkable, recognized for its spas, restaurants and university setting. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in Durham

Do you want to discover top things to see and do while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Durham a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Diggerland (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Karting North East (7.9 mi / 12.8 km)
  • Sedgefield Racecourse (10.2 mi / 16.5 km)
  • Wet 'n' Wild Water Park (15.8 mi / 25.4 km)
  • The Marsden Grotto (15.9 mi / 25.6 km)
  • Rockliffe Hotel Spa (20.6 mi / 33.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Durham

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Durham is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Herrington Country Park (8 mi / 12.8 km)
  • Blast Beach (10.6 mi / 17.1 km)
  • Wynyard Woodland Park (13.8 mi / 22.3 km)
  • Leazes Park (14.1 mi / 22.6 km)
  • Jesmond Dene Park (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)
  • Hamsterley Forest (15 mi / 24.1 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Durham

The nearest airport is in Newcastle Intl. Airport (NCL), located 18.8 mi (30.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Durham (MME-Teesside Intl.), which is 19.2 mi (30.9 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, you can make your way to Durham Station.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Durham?

Whatever you're looking for in a getaway, you'll find a rental in or around Durham that fits you like a glove. Take a peek at these favorites:

  • Make the most of handy extras like a living room and a separate dining area at Situated In The Heart Of The Village. Located around 35 miles from Durham, this quality property has 3 bedrooms and good guest reviews.
  • Alternatively, unpack your bags at Modern Well Equipped Apartment Close To The Centre Of Ambleside. Around 60 miles from the heart of Durham, it has 1 bedroom and comes with nearby birdwatching activities and a dishwasher.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Durham vacation rental for you.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Durham?

You'll find some character-filled log cabins for rent in and around Durham. Enjoy the rustic cabin experience while vacationing in the middle of nature at one of these popular properties:

  • "Pet Friendly Log Cabin With Hot Tub" works hard to make sure your Durham getaway is all you imagined it would be. With a list of amenities that include off-street parking options and pet-friendly services to make things easy, all you have to do is chill out and enjoy your getaway.
  • Invite your pals along or snuggle up with your love at "Lakeside Log Cabin With Hot Tub Overlooking The Water". Off-street parking options and a nearby waterfront are just two of the many amenities you'll find at this tempting option.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Durham?

Escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life at one of our weekend getaways in or near Durham. Whether you want to hang out with buddies or spend quality time with your partner, there'll be something to suit your needs. Here are a few places we think you'll love:

  • "Barn Conversion C/w Hot Tub, Available 24" is ideal for a long weekend of enjoyment and rest. It offers convenient amenities, such as a barbecue grill and golf, and is located 17 miles to the northwest of Durham.
  • Alternatively, create memories with your gang at "Heron Cottage" Walkers Paradise And Pet Friendly", which is around 10 miles to the southwest of Durham. You'll have use of a fridge, an iron and ironing board and more here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Durham?

Enjoy a taste of the culture and vibe of Durham from the privacy and comfort of a studio apartment. Whether you're planning to relax on your own or have some fun with pals, we'll help you find the perfect studio apartment in and around Durham:

  • Get out and explore from the comfort of "Beautiful Self - Contained Lodge In The Heart Of Weardale". This vacation rental is a terrific base for seeing the sights and features amenities including a restaurant dining guide and a fridge.
  • "Heron Cottage" Walkers Paradise And Pet Friendly" is another awesome option. Make yourself comfy and take advantage of a free nearby fitness center, nearby hunting activities and more.

There are plenty of sights around Durham you won't want to miss. Nourish the culture lover in you and visit National Bowl and Curve Theatre.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Durham?

Short-term rentals are easy to find in and around Durham. Chill out for a few days in a penthouse, a resort-style apartment or a large home. Whatever type of vacation rental you prefer, you'll find the right place with Vrbo. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Close to the heart of Durham, "Luxury Apartment In Central Ambleside" is perfect for a quick getaway. While you're in the area, be sure to visit top sights like Daventry Country Park and Manor Farm Shop.
  • Sleep, eat and explore from "Modern Well Equipped Apartment Close To The Centre Of Ambleside", another enticing option. Swift Valley Country Park and Rugby School should be on your must-do list when you're ready to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Durham?

Forget about roses and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to escape for the weekend, just the two of you. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Durham that would make Cupid envious. Here are some we think you'll fall hard for:

  • Sneak away on Friday afternoon for a few nights of passion at "Beautiful Self - Contained Lodge In The Heart Of Weardale". Located roughly 16 miles from Durham, this property comes with plenty of nice touches, including massage services and beauty services.
  • "Listed Stone Built Folly With Original Gothic Features" is another wonderful option that's guaranteed to impress. It's around 10 miles from Durham and has beauty services and a nearby bay.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Durham?

If you're searching for somewhere to reconnect with your nearest and dearest this vacation, you're going to need somewhere spacious. These mansions for rent in or around Durham will fit your entire gang while doing it in style:

  • Around 12 miles to the north of Durham is "Moors Grand Mansion In Gateshead For Large Groups". Along with its awe-inspiring design, you'll also love its first-class amenities, such as a fireplace and a garden.
  • With a fireplace, a separate dining area and plenty of other first-class amenities, "Stunning Listed Mansion House - Healey Hall" will get your squad's nod of approval. This opulent retreat is around 19 miles to the northwest of Durham.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Durham?

Share your vacation and double the fun. Whether you're organizing an epic escape with your best friends for a family get-together, you'll have your pick of large group vacation rentals in and near Durham:

  • Offering comfort, space and privacy, you'll get everyone's stamp of approval at "Quaint 4 Bed Barn Conversion Barnhouse Starshinezz". Up to 15 people can stay at this property which has 4 bedrooms, a garden and a kitchen. You'll find it around 8 miles to the southeast of Durham.
  • Invite up to 12 of your closest friends to "Countryside Retreat 6 Minutes From Newcastle" and fill the place with love and laughter. This option has 5 bedrooms and is around 13 miles to the north of central Durham. It's packed with features to keep your large group occupied, including a kitchen and a garden.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Durham?

A pool is often an all-important amenity when choosing where to spend your vacation, particularly if you're traveling with kids who are full of beans. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Durham and fill your days with splashing good fun:

  • Treat the gang to an unforgettable break at "Cottage Unit Ensuite With City View Sands House At Sands House". There's a lot to love about this getaway apart from its pool, such as a kitchen and a TV.
  • Spend lazy vacation days swimming or finding some peaceful moments by the water at "Entire Lovely Modern House - Business". This vacation rental is another sought-after option and comes with a separate dining area, a kitchen and more.

Curious what the weather's like in Durham? It has an oceanic climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 50 ºF to 65 ºF. If you're chasing a little more inspiration on where to stay in this epic destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to browse through our entire range of Durham vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Durham?

It's always more fun when you share those precious memories with the folks you care about the most. Whether you're organizing a family escape or spending time with your best friends, Vrbo has a large vacation rental that's right for you. These are two of our best in and around Durham:

  • About 17 miles to the northwest of Durham, "Barn Conversion C/w Hot Tub, Available Mid" has 3 bedrooms and can sleep up to 9 guests. It's equipped with a range of amenities, including a pool table and pet-friendly facilities.
  • "Dalton Crescent Close To Durham City" is another popular option. It's around 1 mile to the southwest of Durham, has 3 bedrooms and accommodates up to 8 people. Useful amenities here include a separate dining area and a TV.

If you'd love to sightsee, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions close by to put on your wish list. Drayton Manor Theme Park, National Space Centre and Twycross Zoo are excellent places to start.