Seaham Beach is a long stretch of sand sitting beneath grassy cliffs and is part of the Durham Heritage Coast. The beach is also referred to as Seaham North beach read more
Durham's Heritage Coast is truly dramatic with romantic beaches, tall cliffs and wild headlands and is recognised all over the world for the rare plant and wildlife there.
A good path takes you along the coast leading you through grasslands, wildflowers and past animals in their natural habitat as well as those areas of historical interest so that you can really take in the amazing views across the ocean.
The cliff tops here are unique with their limestone grasslands and are a protected habitat for the varied wildlife that live there. Just inland are ancient yew and ash woodlands called 'Denes' with the biggest being Castle Eden Dene, a national reserve of over 500 acres with good walking paths and home to many hundreds of species of wild plants and flowers. The beaches here offer the opportunity to fly kites, windsurf, beach comb or simply relax.
Durham City takes you back to the medieval past with its cathedral dominated skyline and castle World Heritage Site. The dales and the area of the North Pennines are areas of outstanding natural beauty and home to this dramatic coast line. There are lots of good places to stay and many pubs, cafes and restaurants to choose from in this area.
Blast beach was once hidden deep below waste from Dawdon Colliery which was one of the last Durham mines to close. After a clean-up you now have a spectacular stretch read more
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Centred around an 18th century country house boasting its own heritage woodland fabulous bistro and craft and farm shop this superbly located park sits in beautiful Teesdale at the gateway read more
Gadds Town House is set in a Grade II-Listed Georgian town house, offering individually themed rooms in Durham’s charming Old Elvet area. Durham Cathedral and the 11th-century castle are within read more
Set in 37 acres of rustic countryside, Seaham Hall and Serenity Spa features a cliff-top location and views over Durham’s heritage coastline. The award-winning spa offers a 20-metre indoor pool read more
In the heart of Durham’s city centre, within easy reach of the A1 and less than 500 metres from the castle and the train station, this modern hotel offers great read more
Just a mile from Hartlepool’s picturesque Marina and Quay, Best Western Grand Hotel offers spacious rooms and free Wi-Fi. There is also an Indian restaurant and sports bar.
This 4-star retreat stands in 150 acres of parkland, just a 5-minute drive from the A1. It has a gym, swimming pool, spa treatments and original 17th-century features.
With modern rooms, free Wi-Fi access and free parking Days Inn Durham is just off junction 61 of the A1 (M), about 4 miles from Durham city centre. Days Inn read more
Just 1 mile from Durham Rail Station and city centre, the Radisson Blu Durham has fantastic views of Durham Cathedral. It offers stylish rooms, free WiFi, a restaurant, bar and read more
Situated in the centre of Hartlepool. The York House Hotel contains 14 bedrooms and features an on-site bar and Lusso Italian Restaurant (discounts given for hotel guests). Guests can enjoy read more