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

~Latest Durham Lifestyle & Culture News~

Local Charity Supporting Communities As Covid-19 Restrictions Ease

As COVID restrictions continue to ease, Durham Community Action are working with the Ballinger Charitable Trust this Summer to distribute a small number of grants across Derwent Valley, Teesdale and Weardale to support community groups to re-emerge from ‘COVID hibernation‘.  The Ballinger Charitable Trust approached Durham Community Action to facilitate the delivery of the small […]
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Brain Tumor Patient Preparing To Take On Yorkshire Three Peaks

A man living with a brain tumour is in training to take on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to help find a cure for the disease. Paul Saunders, 51, from Billingham, Teesside, is setting out on the challenge to raise funds for Brain Tumour Research. On Saturday 5 June, he will walk a 25-mile circular […]
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New Elvet Bridge Expected To Reopen In October

A bridge in Durham City, that has been closed for critical works, will reopen to all traffic and pedestrians in October. New Elvet Bridge was fully closed in July last year to allow essential repairs to be carried out to make the bridge structurally sound. Since that time, major progress has been made and the […]
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Celebrating Selfless Volunteers Across County Durham!

The work of selfless volunteers who have kept County Durham communities blooming during the coronavirus pandemic is to be celebrated. Individuals and groups are being encouraged to share their stories and pictures of environmental improvements, such as litter picking or planting, in the areas where they live that they have undertaken in the past year. […]
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Physical and mental initiative launched by heart patient from County Durham

A County Durham business owner who underwent open-heart surgery at the age of 23, and lives with the risk of contracting a potentially life-threatening illness, has developed a virtual challenge to encourage people to get active and raise funds for the British Heart Foundation (BHF). Darren Cutler is launching his Heart of the North challenge, […]
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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.