Bed & Breakfast in Durham
|| The best way to
get to know the real Durham is to get to know the locals,
and where better to do that than at one of the city’s
friendly and welcoming B&Bs.
Run by residents usually willing to share their knowledge
of the place, bed and breakfast accommodation is a great
choice if you want to feel part of the community.
Undoubtedly the grandest B&B in Durham, and perhaps
the North East of England, is the historic Durham Castle [map],
where you can stay in a stateroom fit for a king and eat
breakfast in the Great Hall. As the place is now home
to students at the University of Durham, some of
the rooms here are only available during the summer
months, although the staterooms are available all
year round (except Christmas).
As well as the Great Hall dining area, where you can enjoy
lunch and evening meals if you choose, residents can also
make use of the Undercroft Lounge Bar, which open from
6:00pm to 11:00pm daily.
One of Durham’s most well known B&Bs is the Three Horseshoes Inn [map],
a comfortable traditional country inn with a well stocked
cellar, good food and top class accommodation. There is
a function room available for small parties and celebrations,
while the immaculate bedrooms are tastefully decorated
and fully equipped for all your needs. All rooms overlook
the Durham countryside.
Situated just a short walk from the cathedral, castle,
city centre and the River Wear, the Georgian Town House [map] on Crossgate offers wonderful views and comfortable rooms.
This B&B is set in a Grade II listed building in
the heart of Durham and is easily accessible from the
A1(M) motorway and the city’s train and bus stations.
Other B&Bs located close to the city centre include Cathedral View Town House [map] on Gilesgate,
a Grade II Listed Georgian townhouse overlooking Durham
cricket ground, and Moor End House Bed & Breakfast [map], a 19th century stone-built house close to some
excellent pub and restaurants.
For something a little different try the Bay Horse
which is situated three miles from central Durham in Brandon
Village. Here you’ll find ten stone built en suite
chalets, with central heating, TV, telephone, tea/coffee
making facilities and hairdryer. As well as a cooked breakfast
every morning, you can also have restaurant and bar meals.
Finally, for a countryside setting head to Low Esh
Farm [map] in Esh Village, an 18th century stone
farmhouse set in a working farm. Close to Durham’s
main tourist attractions but situated in open countryside,
the hotel offers spacious and comfortable rooms with up-to-date
facilities and full English breakfast every morning.
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