Holiday Cottages Durham
Want to retrace the steps of Harry Potter, get your photo taken outside Britain’s favourite building or simply explore one of the most visually stimulating cities in the UK? Whatever you want from your UK break, holiday cottages in Durham can provide you with a relaxing retreat or a surprising adventure, all wrapped up in the unique charm and welcoming nature of England’s north east.
The enchanting city of Durham boasts an enviable location surrounded by unspoiled countryside and within easy reach of the dramatic north east coastline. The city charm and fresh country air make it perfect for short city breaks, or longer, relaxing retreats, with self-catering holiday cottages available to suit all needs.
The Durham Dales stretch out before your eyes, presenting a striking patchwork landscape of fields and moors, hills and valleys and meandering waterways. Encompassing the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Durham Dales are a walkers paradise and perfect for exploring during your cottage holiday, dotted with quaint villages and bustling market towns.
The countryside meets the ocean in dramatic style at the Durham Heritage Coast, with beautiful beaches, striking headlands and rugged cliffs, while wildlife is to be found in rich abundance. For seafood fans, the fresh catches served up in local eateries will leave you salivating, while bustling harbour towns such as Seaham capture all the magic of life on the coast.
Back inland and the city of Durham itself is one of the most spectacular in the country, with its uniquely preserved historical character. Quaint cobbled streets wind through this ancient university city, which buzzes with students and modern nightlife, while the history can be soaked in from all around. The jewels in its crown are the incredible Durham Cathedral and nearby Castle, which occupy an imposing position high above the River Wear and together have been designated a World Heritage Site. The cathedral, nearly 1,000 years old, has also been voted Britain’s most popular building in an architectural survey and is regarded as one of the finest examples of Norman architecture. It has found fame with a whole new generation too after being used as part of the scenery of Hogwarts School in the Harry Potter films.
Durham is not all about sightseeing, however, you will find plenty of opportunities to indulge yourself on your cottage holiday. A buzzing food and drink scene is brimming with flavour. Not only is Durham the home of mustard, but you’ll discover plenty more taste sensations from traditional favourites such as cream teas to gourmet delicacies at a range of fine dining restaurants.
If you are looking to treat yourself to a break in style then you can find plenty of luxury holiday cottages to match the luxurious charms of the city and the countryside. Budget self-catering accommodation is also in plentiful supply throughout Durham for those looking to enjoy a rustic break in stunning surroundings. Pick your perfect Durham holiday cottage from our selections today.