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Explore Brandon's mining heritage

The village of Spennymoor, is host to the Durham Mining Museum, where you can explore the region's mining history in the galleries, including photos and memories of the old Brandon Colliery. Get a taste of mining life through the artefacts and stunning pictures.

Get out on the fairway

Durham Golf Club is just a few miles from Brandon and is a friendly, local club open to visitors. The family-friendly clubhouse serves food and drink and has great views of the green. Non-members can pay a day green fee and hire buggies for a reasonable price. Online booking is available and recommended.

Adventures for all at Fury Events

Just 20 minutes drive away, adrenaline junkies can get their thrills at Fury Events. Petrolheads will love the 4x4, Rage buggy and quad bike experiences. If you prefer to keep your feet firmly on the ground, try your hand at clay pigeon shooting. Instruction and safety gear always provided and do bring a change of clothes, because there's mud aplenty. Travelodge Durham, with its central location, provides the perfect base for exploring the surrounding area around Brandon. If you prefer quick access to the motorway, you can find cheap, comfortable accommodation at our Travelodge Washington A1(M) Southbound or Northbound hotels just off the A1M.