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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Filini Bar & Restaurant
Filini Bar & Restaurant

Filini Bar & Restaurant is one of the stylish restaurants in Durham where you can enjoy a relaxed and inspired meal. They specialises in creating classic Italian cuisine..
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Fat Buddha Asian Bar & Kitchen
Fat Buddha Asian Bar & Kitchen

Inside the bar and restaurant our design, food, drinks and service sets it firmly apart from all the other traditional Asian-based Durham restaurants in the city.
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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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~Latest Durham Lifestyle & Culture News~

Durham School Kickstart Programme Providing Career Opportunities To Young People

The Kickstart programme is set to help local young people into the job market by giving them 6 months of workplace experience whilst they receive financial support. A 600-year-old school in the heart of Durham has recruited eight Kickstart candidates as of April 2021, in areas ranging from Marketing, Publication and Design, to Estate Maintenance. […]
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Durham-Based WL Distillery Award The Silver Medal At The London Spirits Competition 2021

County Durham-based WL Distillery has been awarded the Silver medal at the London Spirits Competition 2021 for their debut 1st Edition Gin. In its fourth year, the prestigious competition is an annual judging of international spirits organised by the Beverage Trade Network. The Silver medal is an ultimate endorsement in the global spirits industry. The […]
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Durham County Raising Awareness Of Local History With Online Events

County Durham residents looking to delve into the past can take part in a number of online sessions as part of Local History Month. Durham County Council’s Durham County Record Office is running the events to raise awareness of local history and to promote the archive service and its varied collections. As part of its […]
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World Record Holder Jasmine Harrison On A Mission To Complete 21 Sports In 21 Days

The youngest woman to row 3,000 miles solo across the Atlantic challenged herself to fence 21 matches in one day, going head-to-head with the future stars of pentathlon.  After becoming a world record holder, 21-year-old Jasmine Harrison from North Yorkshire is making waves with her next mission of completing 21 different sports challenges over 21 […]
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MP Richard Holden Pursues Bid For Feasibility Study Into The Weardale Railway Line

Richard Holden, Member of Parliament for North West Durham, has hosted Chris Heaton-Harris, Member of Parliament for Daventry and Minister of State for Transport in North West Durham. The Weardale Railway was part of a line that originally ran from Bishop Auckland to Wearhead along 25 miles. The freight service ceased operations and in 1993 […]
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What’s On In

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.