Durham and its surrounding area are just right for a short break or family holiday.  You’ll find plenty of attractions, excellent nightlife, great restaurants and a good mix of indoor and outdoor activities to help you get the best of the Great British weather.  If you’re looking for a hotel near Durham University, Travelodge offers some great options, boasting good value and great locations. 

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The Travelodge Durham is ideally situated just a stone’s throw from the city centre, train station and all the main sights that the city has to offer.  It’s the ideal base if you’re visiting a student at Durham University and want to make the most of the city’s attractions.  Travelodge Chester-le-Street is another great option in the surrounding area: situated in the pretty market town of Chester-le-Street and within easy reach of Durham County Cricket Ground, it’s an ideal base for those who want to explore.

Things to do near Durham

Durham itself is a magnificent town, with glorious architecture and plenty of historic character.  Don’t miss Durham Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture dating back to 1093.  The university Botanic Garden is a wonderful place to explore, so take a wander through the alpine or winter garden, the bamboo grove or its wild flower meadow.  Shopaholics shouldn’t miss the Metro Centre, on the outskirts of Gateshead and now one of the largest and liveliest shopping malls in the country.  It also boasts an IMAX cinema and family entertainment arcade, so it’s the perfect place to head to if the weather isn’t so good.  Beamish Museum is another unmissable attraction if you’re heading to Durham with the family – it’s a living museum where you step back in time and experience life in days gone by, offering everything from coal-fired fish & chips to a traditional Edwardian bakery.