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Local Area

Looking for things to do in Durham? Plawsworth Hall is ideally situated midway between historic Durham City (3 miles) and the market town of Chester-le-Street (2 miles), Plawsworth is ideally placed for commuting to the major commercial centres of the North East and an ideal base for touring the Dales, Northumberland, the Borders and North Yorkshire.

A busy pub and restaurant are only a three minute stroll away and a paper shop and food store are both within walking distance (500 yards). The Arnison Centre Retail Park with a large Sainsbury’s hypermarket is just over a mile away while several excellent take-aways are available in Framwellgate Moor (2 miles). For children, two family pubs with supervised play areas and children’s menus are less than a mile away and we have several top class restaurants within easy reach for a special evening out.

There is a bus stop 350 yards away with regular services to Darlington, Durham, Chester-le-Street and Newcastle. Durham Railway Station is within easy reach by bus. Regular services operate to York (40 mins) Edinburgh (1hr 40mins).

Things to do in Durham Durham Cathedral
Things to do in Durham Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral

The Durham Cathedral, built in 1093 and home to the shrine of St Cuthbert. Durham Cathedral is known for its beautiful Romanesque architecture and spectacular location at the heart of the Durham World Heritage Site. Durham Cathedral has been a place of pilgramage for over a thousand years!

Things to do in Durham Quayside

Gateshead’s Quayside

The iconic curves of the Sage on Newcastle/Gateshead’s Quayside (15mins) were designed by Sir Norman Foster and host the acclaimed Northern Sinfonia as well as world class musical events from jazz to folk.

Beamish Museum

Beamish Museum is an open-air museum located at Beamish, in County Durham, England. The museum’s principle is to preserve an example of everyday life in urban and rural North East England at the peak of industrialisation in the early 20th century.

Sunderland Empire

Sunderland Empire

At Sunderland Empire (20mins) you can see smash hit West End musicals such as Starlight Express, Miss Saigon and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to opera and ballet; cutting-edge comedy to very latest kids shows.
Alnwick Castle has over 950 years of history to discover, and the origins of the Castle date back to the Norman period. Set on beautiful grounds there is plenty to see and do!

Over 2,000 years old. This is the most famous frontier of the mighty Roman Empire. A English Heritage location worth visiting.

Lindisfarne is a tidal island only just off the coast of Northumberland. The island is accessed by a causeway as when the tide comes in, it is completetly submerged by water.

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If you are looking things to do in Durham for your next holiday please give us a call on (+44) 0191 371 0251 or email plawsworth@aol.com.
We also have Three bedroom apartments1 bedroom cottage and a 2 bedroom cottage however these are usually reserved for longer stays.
Plawsworth Hall self catering apartments in Durham & holiday cottages are fully equipped with everything you might need during your stay.