What’s On in Durham

Find out What's On In Durham, Restaurants, Shopping, Sightseeing, Sports, Events, Nightclubs, Places to stay, Hotels in Durham, with our comprehensive website. Whether you live in Durham, are visiting or looking to move here, you will be able to find places to stay, the best places to eat and drink, properties to buy or rent, local news & events, activities for the whole family, unique places to shop, beautiful scenic locations, historic landmarks, city centre entertainment, attractions and more!

What’s on in Durham, Places to Stay and Eat, Attractions in Durham

~Things To See and Do, Activities, Where to Eat, Where to Stay in Durham~

Whether you’re looking for things to do in Durham such as events and attractions or are planning where to stay in Durham, you’ll find everything you need for your Durham holiday on What's On In Durham.com.

Attractions and Places to Visit in Durham

Attractions and Places to Visit in Durham

The River Wear loops around the Romanesque Durham Cathedral and Norman Durham Castle. North of the castle, 13th-century, medieval Crook Hall is home to gardens and a maze. South of the river, Durham University offers a Botanic Garden with woodland and tropical plants, and the Oriental Museum exhibiting Asian, Egyptian and Middle Eastern artefacts.

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Places to stay in Durham

Places to Stay in Durham

Comfortable rooms and 24-hour room services are waiting for you with a bonus of very friendly and welcoming environment at every accommodation of Durham. With indoor pools, gyms, events and activities you will never get bored and will enjoy the stay.

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Sports and Activities

Sports and Activities

If you like to get outdoors and active then escape to the countryside and discover the breathtaking surroundings of the Durham Dales and North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, enjoying festivals and events, games, parks, fishing, cycling, boating, golf, watersports and much more.

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~Food and Drinks in Durham~

Durham have a huge range of options for food and drink, including historic classic pubs offering a range of locally brewed real ales, beautiful stylish restaurants, hidden gems in the countryside.

From fine dining and afternoon tea to pop-up markets and humble street food, Durham is packed with options to suit any mood offering any and every cuisine you can think of.

Food and Drinks in Durham

Food and Drinks

From fine dining and afternoon tea to pop-up markets and humble street food, Durham is packed with options to suit any mood offering any and every cuisine you can think of.

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Spice Lounge
Spice Lounge Restaurant

Why not try our homestyle dish cooked very slowly to give a delicious, distinctive taste? This special is constantly changing
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Flat White Kitchen
Flat White Kitchen

Delicious coffee, exquisite cake, and an unmissable brunch, all served in a beautifully renovated 17th century townhouse
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The Head of Steam
The Head of Steam

The Head of Steam pub provides you with the best home cooked food and the finest selection of beers, ales and spirits from around the world.
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The Court Inn
The Court Inn

The Court Inn is a traditional pub in the heart of Durham City with a restaurant and bar, offering 8 real ales, a selection of single malts, fine wines, spirits & cocktails.

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~Shopping, Health & Wellbeing in Durham~

Make sure to discover Durham’s diverse neighbourhoods, from tranquil suburbs to central areas full of shopping, entertainment and dining options. 

Shopping & Fashion in Durham

Shopping & Fashion in Durham

Durham has independent shops dotted throughout the city, though there are some streets with more shops than others. There are also a number of specialist shops, including jewellers, art galleries, toy stores, antiques dealers and seaside gift shops, as well as countless boutiques.

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Health and Wellbeing in Durham

Health and Wellbeing in Durham

Unwind in luxurious treatment rooms in a choice of beautiful and professional salons around Durham. Manicures, Pedicures, Facials, Waxing, Consultations, Massages and more are offered in Durham’s best beauty salons.

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~What’s on in Durham the versatile website!~

We have people visiting our website from all over the country and helping them have a good time in Durham. Using our What's On In Durham website you can explore the best places to visitthings to do, hotelsrestaurants and much more! We even have an online business directory where you can search for the services of various trades people and many other sectors. 

Local services in Durham

Local Services

Visitors, students and residents of Durham can find information about local services and amenities or visit Events to find out more about local events or Local Traders about local tradespeople.

Properties for Sale & Rent in Durham

Properties for Sale & Rent

Estate agencies in Durham are offering a great variety of properties on the area's favourite locations. In Durham you can find an excellent selection of properties for sale and rent.

Things to do in Durham

Things to do

Enjoy a family day out in Durham, with different things to do whatever the weather. Explore green spaces, laser tag and play centres.

~Things to do in Durham, Activities and Family Activities in Durham~

~Shop I Eat I Stay I See I Do in Durham~

Simon & Garfunkel: Through the Years

Simon & Garfunkel: Through the Years

Simon & Garfunkel: Through the Years is the most authentic sounding concert to the unforgettable music of Simon & Garfunkel. Made up of Dan Haynes & Pete Richards, Bookends have toured the globe extensively with their concerts being described as ‘simply breath-taking’.

Tribute to ABBA: Thank You For The Music

Tribute to ABBA: Thank You For The Music

Calling all Dancing Queens, this is your night to say, Thank you for the Music! This international smash-hit tribute show brings all ABBA’s number one hits to the stage in a production like no other.

Durham High School

Durham High School

A leading Independent Day School providing a lively, friendly and caring community for girls aged 3 - 18

Care Connect

Care Connect

Care Connect is County Durham's emergency contact service that gives you support to remain living independently in your home.

~Latest Durham Lifestyle & Culture News~

Eve Valentine Takes Over Manor House Hotel with New Themed Room

A room dedicated to a horror character has opened at The Manor House Hotel, West Auckland. The Eve Suite opened on Monday (8th July) in honour of Eve Valentine a character brought to life by award winning film director Dean Midas. Fans of the character can immerse themselves in Eve’s history and folklore. Dean was […]
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Historic Darlington Library Shines with Modern Lighting from Zumtobel and Thorn

The Zumtobel Group lighting brands Thorn and Zumtobel and contractor Lytestream devised a comprehensive lighting solution for Darlington Library that seamlessly blended heritage preservation with modern functionality. Darlington Library, originally known as the Edward Pease Free Library, is a testament to the town’s rich historical and cultural heritage. Built in 1885 with a later extension […]
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Explore Prehistoric Giants at Bishop Auckland Town Hall’s New Exhibitions

Visitors are invited to step back in time with two new exhibitions showing the giant prehistoric monsters that once roamed the UK and Europe. Carboniferous Monsters will be at Bishop Auckland Town Hall this summer until Saturday 31 August. Situated in the Durham County Council venue’s main gallery, visitors can step back to the Carboniferous […]
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The Auckland Project Unveils Its Redeveloped Gardens and Celebrates with New Events

The Auckland Project, founded by philanthropists Jonathan and Jane Ruffer, proudly revealed the redesigned Walled Garden on Saturday, 25th May. This significant project has been nearly a decade in the making and represents a remarkable blend of history, art, and creativity. A Garden Reimagined by Pip Morrison The redesigned garden is the brainchild of Pip […]
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The Durham City skyline is one of the most stunning city panoramas in Europe, and is dominated by the majestic Durham Cathedral and the adjacent Durham Castle, which together form a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The 13th century Grade I listed Medieval hall in Durham City provides spectacular backdrop to the stunning gardens. Visitors from all over the world come to share in the timeless magic of Crook Hall and leave inspired by these idyllic English theme gardens. Durham has an extensive range of activities and things to do with a selection of attractions and places to visit.

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