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~


Popeyes® UK’s North East Takeover: Bishop Auckland Welcomes New Drive-Thru

A forthcoming Popeyes® drive-thru establishment is poised to arrive in Bishop Auckland this Spring. Popeyes® UK has officially disclosed the introduction of a new restaurant in Bishop Auckland on this present Monday, the 22nd of January, marking the inauguration of its inaugural drive-thru in the North East. Following the success of its Metrocentre restaurant, which […]
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Gala Durham’s Cinderella Delights Over 30,000 Theatre-Goers: A Magical Recap

The midnight hour has chimed for Gala Durham’s enchanting pantomime, Cinderella, with over 30,000 theatre attendees partaking in the merriment. Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, the magical production featured a talented North East cast who delivered 73 unforgettable performances at the Durham City venue.  One audience member described the pantomime as “absolutely brilliant”, adding: […]
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Ken Loach Reflects on Filmmaking, “The Old Oak,” and Future Prospects in Durham Magazine Interview

Durham Magazine recently had the privilege of interviewing the legendary British filmmaker Ken Loach. Renowned for his poignant and socially conscious cinema, Loach, at 87, remains as passionate as ever about his craft and the stories he tells. The interview provided deep insights into his personal connection with filmmaking, his latest work “The Old Oak,” […]
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Faru: A Rising Star in Durham’s Culinary Scene Receives Michelin Acclaim

Faru, the upscale dining establishment in Durham, has garnered recognition as a Michelin favourite. This esteemed restaurant, situated on Silver Street, proudly secured its place on the November roster of Michelin Inspectors’ Favourite New Restaurants, a prestigious list freshly unveiled today on the Michelin Guide’s website. Owners Jake and Laura Siddle – former head chef […]
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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.