Durham Train Station - your gateway to the north-east
Durham Train Station is a key stop on the East Coast Main Line, serving passengers travelling up north to Scotland or down to London, or heading across country to Leeds. Whether you’re here looking around the famous university or just to admire the city described by Bill Bryson as “perfect”, you’re sure to receive a great north-eastern welcome. Facilities in the station itself include a cash machine, car park and a place to grab a coffee.
Exploring “perfect” Durham
With its tranquil River Wear, bustling university atmosphere, winding cobbled streets plus UNESCO World Heritage site comprising the famous cathedral and castle, there’s so much to explore it’s no wonder Bill Bryson deemed this city sheer perfection. The castle itself offers guided tours while the cathedral is a must-visit for overwhelming spectacle. You can catch a film at the Gala Theatre or enjoy a quiet stroll in the great value Botanic Garden, but perhaps the best way to really enjoy this city is just to walk up those cobbled streets, nosey round the boutique shops, and peer up the narrow alleyways, before sitting down in a delightful café to enjoy the view.
Town or country? Within half an hour’s drive …
Within half an hour’s drive you can be at the beautiful Durham Heritage Coast, perfect for a bracing walk, or if you prefer the bright lights of the city head to Newcastle-upon-Tyne for great shops, museums and nightlife. Looking for accommodation Near Durham Train Station? Travelodge Durham Hotel’s the perfect choice or you could try Travelodge Chester-le-Street Hotel just up the road.