Chic and trendy, great views of Durham Cathedral! – 4 star – County Durham

Situated in a stunning location offering great views of Durham Cathedral, this chic and trendy Top Secret Hotel is the perfect destination to enjoy a delightful stay in Durham. This wonderful 4 star property boasts a range of services that can cater for your trip regardless of the nature. A city steeped in fascinating history and magical scenery, you will surely be delighted by the attractions that the city has to offer. In addition to a staff famous for their hospitality, this hotel has an array of services that will ensure that you have a relaxing stay. Not only do rooms come equipped with a television, air conditioning and free internet access, but en suites with private bathtubs for guests to unwind in after an active day. For those who can’t bear to leave their work behind, rooms also feature spacious work desks and safety deposit boxes with laptop capacity.

Visitors to the lovely city of Durham will undoubtedly be familiar with its stunning architecture and should ensure that Durham Cathedral is one of their first stops. Standing proud atop the River Wear, the Cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of Durham. The Cathedral was founded in 1093 and is recognised as the epitome of Norman architecture. Designated as a UNESO World Heritage Site, visitors should wander the grounds and take in the unforgettable sites surrounding the Cathedral. The vaults and libraries of the Cathedral are filled with educational treasures that those wanting to immerse themselves in the history of the city must see. Amongst these are old relics of St. Cuthbert, and copies of the Magna Carta.

Just a stone’s throw from the Cathedral, visitors will find Durham Castle. Separating the Castle and Cathedral, you can enjoy some peace and tranquillity on Palace Green, a quaint green area which makes the ideal picnicking spot for visitors. Durham Castle, a Norman castle originally built in the 11th century, is a Grade 1 listed building. Since 1840, it has been partly occupied by University College, Durham. Unrivalled in its design and wonder, visitors should take a stroll around the grounds and bask in the gorgeous scenery that they find themselves in.

Not only is Durham known for its unique buildings, but also its charming pubs and bars. Come and enjoy a pint of real, local ale at one of the city’s magical pubs. Of particular note should be the The Dun Cow and The Shakespeare Tavern. The former is host to an extensive selection of real ales, and also stages fun, folk nights regularly on weekdays. The latter is housed in a 12th century property, and is a regular haunt for university students and lecturers alike. Whether it’s a fun evening for the family or a romantic drink, the pub scene in the city will satisfy all.