Durham City - right outside your apartment

Durham's Restaurants
and Bars

Many of Durham's restaurants are within 2 minutes of your door - we have provided detailed recommendations in the Guest Guide in the Apartment.
For a preview of our favourite eating places, all within easy reach, just click below for a printable PDF.

Print PDFOur comprehensive Durham Guide

It's a good idea to book for Friday and Saturday nights, as these can get busy at almost any time of the year.
Our favourite bars ? The Champagne Bar in Millennium Square (5 minutes walk) strikes a good balance between comfort, liveliness and extravagance;
Whisky River, by the waterside, is similarly welcoming and even closer.
The nearest Pub ? Out of your front door, turn left and walk 20 paces round the corner. It even serves Real Ale.
Or if you prefer fizzier brews:
Ebony Champagne Bar Durham
Ebony Champagne Bar
Finbarrs Restaurant Durham
Finbarrs Restaurant
Zen Bar and Restaurant Durham
Zen Bar and Restaurant

Cultural Heritage, Museums and Boats on the river Wear

You've probably heard of Durham Cathedral: it's old, big and impressive... capturing a thousand years of British political, social and religious history.
Durham Cathedral is a Norman building constructed between 1093 and 1133 in the Romanesque style. Founded as a monastic cathedral built to house the shrine of St Cuthbert, it replaced an earlier church constructed in his honour that dated back to 672 AD. Durham Cathedral
Durham Castle is right next door to the Cathedral, and equally worth a look. William the Conqueror ordered its construction, which was mostly achieved by the first Prince Bishop of Durham, although not perhaps in person. Durham Castle
Durham City also has an Oriental Museum,
a Museum of Archaeology,
and the Durham Light Infantry Museum.
When you've finished looking round that lot, why not
hire a rowing boat for an hour ?
Durham Rowing Boats

Shopping in Durham City,
Theatre, and even Exercise!

... could hardly be easier. There's a convenience store on the street right outside your Apartment, and Durham's shopping streets and market are within five minutes stroll.
There you can find the usual high-street names; and discover some other interesting and quirky independent shops. Fowlers Yard, by the river, is a collection of craft and artistic workshops, including a micro-brewery. Durham Rowing Boats
Durham has a permanent indoor market, which is always worth wandering around: there are excellent cheese and fishmongers. Even more market stalls appear in the square on Saturdays.
Durham Market
The Gala Theatre has a full programme with something to appeal to all tastes, and incorporates two cinema screens.
Durham Gala Theatre
If you need to work off some of the temptations offered by the City's food and drink, there's a fitness centre and swimming pool right in the middle of Durham
at Freeman's Quay.

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