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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~Things To See in Durham~

Lushest Labels Durham

Lushest Labels

Vinyl stickers to personalise anything and everything

RJ Pet Services

Jayne’s Happy Tiers

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

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~Latest Durham Lifestyle & Culture News~

Taking Action Against Gender-Based Violence

County Durham residents are being urged to stand together against domestic violence ahead of this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Durham County Council, Durham University and Durham Students’ Union are supporting the international day of action, also known as White Ribbon Day, on Thursday (25 November) and are asking people […]
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Durham Cathedral Marks 20 Years As A Harry Potter Filming Location

Tuesday 16 November marks 20 years since the first Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone, was released in cinemas, and as a Harry Potter filming location, Durham Cathedral is inviting visitors to celebrate this milestone anniversary. Between 16 -21 November, fans are invited to don their wizarding robes and house colours to […]
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New Carved Sculptures Making Up New Trail At Hardwick Park Prove To Be Popular

New carved sculptures are proving popular at a County Durham beauty spot. The sculptures make up a new trail at Hardwick Park, which is maintained by Durham County Council. There are six wetland-inspired oak pieces, designed and carved by north east artists Lee and Jill Brewster. The artworks, depicting a dragonfly, frog and other wetland […]
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Planning Officials Green-Light New Blyth Business Units

Plans for a £2 million development of new business units on a popular Northumberland industrial estate have been unanimously approved by planning officials. The news will see developers SIJP Partnership move ahead later this year with the construction of a mix of 18 high quality steel framed light industrial, manufacturing, and storage and distribution units […]
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Plans To Improve Connection Between Rural Communities & Restore Heritage Sites Receive Green Light Given

Plans to better connect rural communities and restore and develop heritage sites and railways in County Durham have been given the green light in today’s Comprehensive Spending Review. Durham County Council has been successful in bidding for £20 million from the Government’s Levelling Up Fund. The money will be used by the council to reopen […]
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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.

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.