County Durham and Newcastle
County Durham’s diversity makes for a holiday rich in experiences.
Soak up history on the cobbled streets, and at the cathedral and university, of Durham city, view 21st century sculpture in the form of the Angel of the North, or walk-through nature rich Derwent valley.
Go back in time at Beamish – a ‘living’ museum celebrating the 1800s and early 1900s – or take a short drive to Newcastle with its lively nightlife, shops, art galleries, iconic bridges and extensive eating out and music scene.
Plan your visit to County Durham.
The countryside locations of our County Durham Retreats, The Old Paper Mill and Number Nine, are ideal for walking and cycling as well as for days out in the cities of Newcastle and Durham. See the individual cottage pages for suggestions on things to do and places to eat, or check out our Newcastle and Durham highlights.