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Explore dazzling Durham's history

The historic city of Durham is just 25 minutes by car from the town of Peterlee in Country Durham. Famous for its cathedral and castle, together forming a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Durham Castle was built by the conquering Normans in the 11th century, who also constructed the magnificent Durham Cathedral in 1093, widely regarded as one of the finest examples of Norman architecture anywhere.

Discover the Durham Heritage Coast

Running from Sunderland to Hartlepool, the Durham Heritage Coast takes in some of north east England's finest seaside scenery. Peterlee is right in the middle, making a perfect base for enjoying the rolling dunes and dramatic North Sea views along the Durham Coastal Footpath, an 11 mile walking route from Seaham to Crimdon. The area is popular with nature lovers, as the unique Magnesian Limestone Coastal Grasslands supports a wide variety of wildflowers, insects and bird species.

Experience nightlife like no other in Newcastle

Peterlee is only 30 minutes by car from the capital of the north east. Newcastle is a buzzing cosmopolitan city stuffed with historic architecture, trendy bars and a famously raucous nightlife. Start in gorgeous Grainger Town, where you can find craft beer pubs housed in elegant neoclassical architecture. Later, head to World Headquarters for big name DJs playing late into the night. Looking for cheap accommodation in Peterlee? Travelodge Durham hotel is Nearby and perfect for exploring Norman history. Further north, Travelodge Newcastle Cental hotel puts you in the heart of the city.