In North East England lies the medieval town of Durham. It’s notable for its Celtic and Norse heritage, the Durham Cathedral and Castle, Durham University, and the River Wear. Founded over a millennium ago, Durham eventually achieved city status in 1974. It currently has a population of approximately 48,000 and is a designated conservation area in its entirety. Durham boasts of many important landmarks and sporting events, which attract visitors from around the United Kingdom and other parts of the world. Sounds like a place worth exploring? Check out our list of top Airbnb vacation rentals in the city.
This charming cottage will awe you with its rustic brickwork and beautiful natural surroundings. It’s a pet-friendly environment but not suitable for children, so feel free to bring along a furry friend. Some of the amenities available to visitors are free parking, fireplace, indoor heating, kitchen, television, iron, hairdryer, towels, bed sheets, clothing hangers, and washing machine. The cottage is ideally suited for visitors planning to visit Durham or Northumberland. Restaurants, pubs, and stores are within a 3.5-kilometer distance away while leisure spots are approximately a kilometer away from the cottage.
Cosy 4+star One Bed 1700's Cottage.Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsreally enjoyed sitting outside having breakfast and a coffee in peacethis cottage is very comfortable with everything you need to make your stay a peaceful and very cosy breakthe fireplace was super cozythe staircase was easily managed the bed super comfy and the shower works really welldaisy (my pup) loved exploring too great power shower and decor is modernso clean and beautifulvery clean and nice cottagesparkling clean and superb power showerlovely neat and clean place wanting for nothingvery clean and comfortable stay thank you
Host:cosy cottage with lovely helpful hostsmichael was a lovely host on hand to solve any issues we had and with valuable local knowledgemichael & june were pleasant and helpful host and provided good local tipsgreat host and good communication prior to our stayvery friendly and helpful with tips of places to go etcRead more reviewsgreat location to go for walks and close to shopspub is only 10minutes walk for a nice mealloved the location and the peace and quietbeautiful place in a great locationit is in a quiet location but near to many tourist attractions
Do you want to stay in a unique place during your vacation? Try this hut that accepts two people. Although small in size, the hut comes with all the comfort and warmth you are looking for in an accommodation. Facilities offered include a bedroom, a bathroom, and a kitchen. Indulge in al-fresco dining on the patio area, where you can also marvel at the lush garden in front of you.
Shepherd’s Hut - #Wood Stove #Cosy #RomanticCounty Durham, England, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewshaving your own little outside space to enjoy a morning coffee and breakfast was so much funmuch more spacious than the photos show - especially the shower extremely well equippedthe bed and linens are super comfortable and the hut itself has been decorated very wellthe hut is thoughtfully furnished and very comfortablevery clean and tidycomfy sparklingly clean warm and cosywe found the shepherds hut very clean comfortable and well equippedeverythingwas bright and clean and the bed was super comfythe hut was lovely and clean
Host:thank you for being the perfect hoststhe hosts were very quick at responding to our questions and check in and out was very easyhost extremely considerate and responsivethe garden is very private and completely separate to the owners' garden with a very pretty little pondit’s truly charming and the hosts responded quickly and were very friendly and helpfulRead more reviewseasy walking distance to the old quarter and cathedral and rivergood location for exploring durhamit's not far from the station or into town (20 min walk) -highly recommendedeasy walk to cathedral (must see) and city centrewe enjoyed this unique little place
Situated in a quiet residential area, this studio apartment guarantees a relaxing staycation for couples or solo travelers. Although attached to the main house, the studio has its own entrance, so you do not have to worry about privacy. Whenever you want to relax, you can access the garden, where you can also enjoy the garden furniture. Soak up the sunshine and enjoy a glass of wine. Other facilities include a bedroom, a shower room, and an equipped kitchen.
Self Contained Durham ApartmentDurham, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsall the small details were thought of (umbrellas an iron coffee tea fresh flowers)the flat has all the amenities required for a comfortable staythe apartment was clean tidy and had all the amenities we neededthe bed is extremely comfortable and we had restful sleeptheir small apartment is perfect for a couplea warm welcome and a spotlessly clean apartmentthe flat is very clean and tidythe space was just what i needed and was clean and freshtheir self-contained flat is extremely clean and tidy with everything you could possibly needthe apartment is cozy fully equipped sparkling clean and private
Host:lovely accommodation with great hoststhank you again to our hosts norman and annea nice little home in a quiet neighborhood provided by absolutely lovely hoststhey were so welcoming and kind and told many great stories of their lives togetherthey are wonderful welcoming hosts who went out of their way to accommodate my needsRead more reviewsit is conveniently located close to several bus lines that were easy trips to central durhamgood location with everything in walking distance and town centre only a 10 minute drive awayit’s very easy to access durham city centre by bus and plenty of transport links elsewherewe found the accommodation very well equipped in a quiet location with convenient buses into durhamgreat place to stay for visiting durham (only a short bus ride into the centre) or work
Whether you’re single or traveling with a partner, these accommodations are geared towards the romantically inclined. The nearby riverside and Durham’s picturesque countryside will steal your heart and tempt you to extend your stay. This comfortable and contemporary room comes with a king-size bed and several conveniences. These include Wi-Fi access, indoor heating, fireplace, television, shampoo, hairdryer, towels, bed sheets, iron, clothing hangers, and breakfast. Durham’s city center is approximately 2.5-km away while Durham University is less than 2 km away.
Lovely bedroom in beautiful villageShincliffe, England, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsbeautiful garden nice ‘hangout area’ outside the room for guest with couch and tvlovely room amenities and breakfast toohad tea and coffee facilities available and a very nice breakfast would happily stay againthe lounge for guests was beautifully decorated with a large tv and comfy couchthe room was well equipped and comfortable and the breakfast deliciouseverything was clean warm and comfortableclean cozy and spacious as alwayseverything is sparingly clean and thoughtfula really clean and comfortable room in a stylish housethis is a beautiful place to stay very clean and comfortable
Host:friendly and helpful hostsgreat hosts who were very helpfulour hosts were so kind and thoughtfulann was a lovely hostamazing hospitality and very friendly coupleRead more reviewslocation is pretty accessible with bus stopping just 2mins awaygreat location for a trip to durhamthe location is perfect short distance from durham centerideal location for durham university beautiful walk by the rivera beautiful village in a great location
Set in a conservation area, in which numerous old and pretty buildings can be found, this spacious cottage offers one bedroom for up two people. Unwind any time you want in the open plan lounge. Prepare a nice breakfast in the kitchen and enjoy it in the dining area. Step into the shower before setting out for an adventure. In the evening, head to the rear courtyard, where you can sit down and breathe in the tranquility of the surroundings.
Fern Cottage, Durham CityCounty Durham, England, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsgood quality furnishings and fittings and well equipped kitchenit is very clean comfortable and surprisingly spaciousnice cottage and very cleana cosy clean and well appointed cottage close to the centre of durhamRead more reviewswe loved carol’s place from the minute we walked in the doorlots of space in a perfect location--durham's oldest and best sites just a 10-minute walk awayclean comfy and characterful accommodation within walking distance of durham city centrevery close to durham centre very clean with everything you need and perfect for two people
Make your stay near Durham as pleasant as possible by booking into this warm, airy, and comfortable private room. Not only is it spacious, it’s also reasonably priced and features a generous amount of amenities. You’ll enjoy free parking, Wi-Fi access, kitchen, television, gymnasium, bathtub, indoor heating, iron, hairdryer, towels, bed sheets, clothing hangers, washing machine, and breakfast. This Airbnb is located in Ushaw Moor, which is approximately 4 km or 2.5 miles from Durham’s city center.
Bright, spacious double 2.5 miles from Durham CityUshaw Moor, England, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsthe room was great the bed was very comfortable and the wifi was fastthe room is comfortable and we had everythings for the breakfasta lovely room extremely convenient for getting into durhamthe bed was really comfortable with nice linensthe breakfast foods gemma provided helped us get off to a good start the next dayvery clean and moderncosy bed and very cleanvery nice and clean house and roomgemma’s place was clean & tidythe house was spotless clean
Host:gemma and kevin were excellent hostsgemma and kevin are absolutely lovely hosts and conversationalistsgemma & kevin were all round welcoming and excellent hostsgemma and kevin were great hostsgemma and kevin are great hostsRead more reviewsgood location for durham; very close: ~2 mileswe slept like logs at gemma's placegemma and kevin's room is in a great location really close to durham just a short ride awaynice and quiet area some 20' away from durham by car/busgemma’s place is located near durham a city definitely worth including in your travel plans
This modern self-catering apartment is a little on the pricey side but worth every penny considering how fully furnished it is. It was recently renovated, and much thought and care are shown by the hosts to ensure that their business and holiday travelers have an enjoyable stay. It features the following amenities: WiFi access, kitchen, fridge freezer, coffee machine, microwave grill, television, Blu-ray/DVD player, armchair, indoor heating, fireplace, iron, hairdryer, towels, bed sheets, clothing hangers, washing machine, and tumble-dryer. The apartment is in the center of Durham and just a stone’s throw from Durham Cathedral, Crossgate Moor, and River Wear. It’s also approximately 1 km from Durham University.
Newly renovated Apt, Durham CityDurham, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsbreakfast foods and tea and coffee were a lovely extrastylish apartment with excellent amenities and thoughtful touchesthe bose speaker was a nice treat and the sofa bed comfortable enough for twobeautiful apartment perfect for three single people with twin beds and a sofa bedlisa and steve stocked the kitchen with coffee and breakfast foods - this was such a thoughtful touchmodern clean and comfortablekitchen and bathroom are very clean and well accomplishedoverall the apartment was clean attractive and well designedit’s clean and equipped with almost everything you needlisa’s place is modern and very clean
Host:hosts were helpful and attentivereally nice welcoming hostsquick response and good suggestion from the hosthosts were super accommodating and helpfullisa was very responsive when we had questionsRead more reviewswonderful location being only a 5 minute walk to townamazing location very centralthe location is excellent - a quick walk from the train station and to the center of towngreat location and lisa was super helpfullovely stylish apartment within walking distance of the castle and cathedral
There’s plenty of good accommodations in and around Durham, but this is one of the more impressive options. It’s a charming, 100-year-old brick house that’s rustic, and homely with beautiful gardens and natural surroundings. Moreover, it’s situated on a hilltop, giving visitors amazing views of Durham’s Cathedral and Castle. It’s a kid-friendly environment with plenty of amenities such as Wi-Fi access, laptop workspace, television, kitchen, indoor heating, fireplace, shampoo, iron, hairdryer, towels, bed sheets, clothing hangers, and washing machine. Visitors can access a nearby supermarket that’s just a five-minute walking distance. The city center, bus station, and train station are within a 15-minute walking distance.
100 yr old house, peaceful green nook Durham CityDurham, England, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewshowever photos the photos make it look better than it was especially the living roomthe kitchen was well equipped with tea coffee good items for cooking if neededthe house has a cottage feel and was well equipped and comfortablevery comfortable cosy and homely cottagea comfortable old cottage excellent base for four people (2 in bunks) good kitchen for self-cateringall was clean with a new bathroomthe house was clean and very comfythe place is wonderfully kept and very cleanvery clean and has a cute garden as wellthe cottage was really clean and well equipped and communication with julia was courteous and straightforward
Host:excellent host and easy check ingreat host - excellent commsinformation provided before arrival was also very helpfulvery peaceful lovely hostsshe was very nice host and arranged everything in the apartment perfectlyRead more reviewsgreat location for the city yet located in a peaceful oasisgood location walkable to the train station and central towngreat location - 15 min walk to the centrelovely house so close to towngreat house in a great location
If you’re seeking a spacious and comfortable guest house near Durham, then consider this awesome red-brick accommodation. It can accommodate up to five visitors, and they can enjoy some dramatic views of the rural landscape from this house. There’s also a wealth of amenities that will certainly impress you such as free parking, Wi-Fi access, laptop workspace, indoor heating, kitchen, DVD movies and player, games, children’s toys and books, children’s dinnerware, travel crib, television, iron, hairdryer, towels, bed sheets, clothing hangers, washing machine, and complimentary breakfast. It’s only a 10-minute drive to Durham’s town center and a 15-minute drive to the A1 highway. Newcastle airport is 40 minutes away by car.
Comfy 3 bedroom house Durham - city centre 4 milesDurham, County Durham, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsreally nice touches of breakfast food and coffee/teawifi was super this is airbnb at its bestamanda provided tea and coffee and breakfast items which was kindnice property lovely and considerate touches such as milk tea coffee and breakfast itemslovely touches - including breakfastsparkling clean cosy and comfortable housevery nice place clean and cosythe bathroom was spotlessly cleanexceptionally clean warm house in quiet locationthe place was sparkling clean and extremely comfortable
Host:amanda was a lovely hostshe was a dream host - very accessible and welcomingamanda was a superb hosthost wast very helpfulgreat house with welcoming hostRead more reviewsthere are lovely walks close byamanda's house is perfect if you wish to be close to durhamwould recommend to anyone wanting to stay close to durhamlovely place good position for university visits or sightseeing in the areathere are also lovely walks close by but we didn't do those because of the weather
Perhaps you fancy a more regal experience during your stay in Durham. In that case, consider this gorgeous Victorian townhouse that will amaze you with its ambiance and historic architecture. You’ll also enjoy plenty of pleasant dreams in its massive king-size bed. Its amenities include Wi-Fi access, indoor heating, towels, bed sheets, and complimentary breakfast. Since the townhouse is in Durham’s town center, you’ll have quick access to all the nearby restaurants, pubs, stores, theater, and nightlife spots. It’s approximately just a 10-minute walk to the University and Cathedral buildings.
Durham Town House
This tastefully decorated and budget-priced room is located in Shincliffe village. It’s a tidy, comfortable, and inviting accommodation that comes with a generous amount of amenities. Visitors can expect free parking, Wi-Fi access, kitchen, indoor heating, fireplace, television, towels, bed sheets, washing machine, and breakfast. It’s approximately a 30-minute walk to Durham, but visitors can also take a bus that only takes a couple of minutes to reach the city.
Van Gogh Room at Shincliffe
Are you seeking a reasonably priced Airbnb accommodation near Durham’s city center? Then you’re in luck as we’ve found the perfect accommodation that should satisfy your needs. This private room is situated inside an apartment and comes with the following amenities: free parking, elevator, wireless intercom, Wi-Fi access, laptop workspace, indoor heating, iron, hairdryer, shampoo, towels, bed sheets, clothing hangers, and washing machine. The apartment is in a convenient location in Durham’s city center, and it’s relatively quick to access the bus station that’s only a five-minute walk away while the train station is just a 10-minute walk away.
a single room in Durham city centre
It’s worthwhile experiencing top-notch hospitality, comfort, and style in this private room that’s within a modern townhouse. Expect plenty of amenities such as free parking, Wi-Fi access, laptop workspace, kitchen, cable TV, indoor heating, fireplace, iron, hairdryer, shampoo, towels, bed sheets, clothing hangers, washing machine, and complimentary breakfast. This Airbnb is situated in the suburb of Bearpark and as such is approximately just a 10-minute drive to Durham’s city center. There’s also a bus stop, supermarket, and restaurants near the accommodation.
Comfy, quiet, double bedroom w/television & wifi
Welcome to this spacious house that has plenty of space for up to six people in the three bedrooms available. You can also enjoy other facilities here that include one bathroom, one toilet, a kitchen with all the necessary appliances and utensils, as well as access to wireless internet. If you want to ease your mind, the best thing to do is head to the garden to enjoy the lush landscape.
Spacious 3 bedroom houseCounty Durham, England, United Kingdom
Cozy accommodations for your medieval adventure
Venturing around the historic streets of Durham is a fun and insightful experience. So it’s good to know that there are many excellent accommodations in the vicinity where you can recharge your batteries, and experience the hospitality and warmth of Durham’s Airbnb hosts.
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