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.Consett, DH8 9BF, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsSpotlessly clean and a very comfy bed!The shower is really warm and the bed is comfy.The staircase was easily managed, the bed super comfy and the shower works really well.100% recommend staying here, very clean and has everything you need.Very clean too!!So clean and beautiful.
Host:Sarah and MikeOh and there’s two Alpacas called Bill and Ben.Michael is a very welcoming host (we didn't meet June)Read more reviewsVery good place...Perfect place to relax and explore.A great place for walking.
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 reviewsBeds were so comfortable!we went to bed rested and happy.Wifi was super!Everything was clean, smelt good and worked well.It was clean and comfortable and had everything we needed.The bathroom was spotlessly clean.
Host:Thank you Amanda!Thank you Amanda.Thank you Amanda and MarkRead more reviewsIt's a good place to be.There was a bus stop nearby, but we didn't utilize it so we can't comment on that service.We had everything we needed and found the place comfortable.
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 - #Cosy #Snug #RomanticHideawayCounty Durham, England, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsThe bed is incredibly comfy!The shower was remarkably spacious!The bed and linens are super comfortable and the hut itself has been decorated very well.Very clean and tidy.Very clean and beautifully styled with everything we needed and more.We found the shepherds hut very clean,comfortable and well equipped.
Host:what's not to like!We would recommend and if we visit Durham again we will try and stay here.what a find!Read more reviewsWonderful place to stay!Good location for exploring Durham.But a taxi is only £7.
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 reviewsThe bed is extremely comfortable and we had restful sleep.Maybe besides those cold floors ;)The space was just what I needed, and was clean and fresh.The flat is very clean and tidy.Everything is perfectly clean, organized and it’s equipped with everything you possible need for enjoy your trip!
Host:I felt with them almost like with my mother when she took care of me.Norman and Anne were very welcoming.We will be staying with Anne and Norman again when we return and we cannot recommend their place enough.Read more reviewsTheir place was great and I enjoyed my stay there.Excellent place to stay!A really nice place in a good area.
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 reviewsThe bed is really comfortable.The most comfortable bed I have ever slept in!Extremely comfortable bed and room.Clean, quiet and comfortable.Everything was clean, warm and comfortable.Everything is sparingly clean and thoughtful.
Host:Ann and Richard are excellent hosts and we really enjoyed our stay.Ann and Richard were excellent hosts, very welcoming.The time flew by too fast and we look forward to returning soon!Read more reviewsThis is a perfect place to stay if you are visiting Durham.A really nice place to stay.A great place to stay in every way.
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 reviewsWe would highly recommend this apartment if you’re fine with the bedroom and toilet stairs.Bed was an Australian queen and very comfy with crisp linen.and then we were left to enjoy this spacious, airy and beautifully appointed apartment.Lovely and clean.It is very clean, comfortable, and surprisingly spacious.Nice cottage and very clean.
Host:Perfect in every way!I'm sure the kitchen is well stocked but there are several take-aways close by and plenty of places to eat in Durham, so we didn't cook at all!Brian came to meet us and gave some helpful hintsRead more reviewsGreat place to stay.We walked into the city every day and thoroughly enjoyed Durham.Area was quiet.
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 reviewsWe also found the bed very comfortable.The room was exactly as it looks in the pictures and the bed was so comfy!The bed was really comfortable with nice linens.The room was very clean and we had everything we needed.Very clean and modern.Their home is welcoming and spotlessly clean.
Host:I could not recommend Gemma and Kevin more!I really enjoyed my stay with Gemma and Kevin and wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.Gemma and Kevin were genuinely welcoming!Read more reviewsHer place is clean and well-appointed.The place of stay is nicely presented, very clean and shining.It is quiet and nice place to stay.
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 reviewsThe kitchen is really well equipped.Both the living room and the bedroom feature a TV.Beautiful apartment, perfect for three single people with twin beds and a sofa bed.Beautifully done out and very clean.It’s clean and equipped with almost everything you need.Modern, clean and comfortable.
Host:Steve was there to greet us and show us round.Lisa was always very fast at answering my questions.Thank you Lisa, and Steve.Read more reviewsThe place was beautiful.Location was perfect for exploring durham.The location is quiet.
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 reviewsThe bathroom had shampoo but no shower gel.I particularly loved the books and the spacious kitchen and bathroom.A 2 bed cottage with large kitchen and quiet location.Very clean and has a cute garden as well.All was clean, with a new bathroom.The house was clean and very comfy.
Host:If our Daughter ends up coming to Durham we will no doubt be back to stay here again!Thank you JuliaJulia and Phil very friendly.Read more reviewsThis is a good place to stay.It was in an ideal location and had everything we needed.Great place to stay, would recommend it!
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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