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If you've been thinking about a trip with your children, the welcoming destination of Durham is a good choice. The walking trails and restaurants are just a few things that make this an attractive family holiday destination. Take to the air and fly into Newcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.), which is located 18.8 mi (30.2 km) from the city centre. Durham offers 21 child-friendly hotels and other types of accommodation so you'll have a variety of options when you're choosing where you should stay.
Families on holiday have positive things to say about these types of accommodation:
Hotel Indigo Durham – Offers a restaurant, free WiFi and free cots. Guests like the overall comfort and central location at this 4-star hotel.
La Spada Boutique Hotel – Features a restaurant and free parking. The comfy beds and clean rooms make this 3-star inn popular with guests.
The Garden House Inn – Offers a restaurant, free parking and cot rentals. This inn is rated 3 stars.
Hallgarth The Manor House, BW Signature Collection by Best Western – Features free parking, free WiFi and a BBQ. The overall comfort and clean rooms make this 4-star bed & breakfast popular with guests.
While you are visiting Durham, you may want to round up the youngsters and make time to see interesting attractions such as Durham Indoor Market, Gala Theatre Durham and Durham World Heritage Site Visitor Centre. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area such as Durham Castle, Durham Cathedral and Washington Old Hall.Durham is also well-known for the:
If you want to explore the larger area, ride aboard one of the trains from Durham Station. Durham might not have many public transport choices so consider a car rental to maximise your time.