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Victorian Town House, Durham

Elegant stylish bed and breakfast accommodation with panoramic views of Durham.

Other properties near here


  • 19th century buildings
  • Breakfast included
  • Free car parking (on site)
  • Public car parking for a charge (nearby)
  • No smoking
  • Historic Property


  • Free broadband access
  • Shared gardens

Food and Drinks

  • Continental breakfast (included)
  • English breakfast (included)

Nearby recreations

  • Recommended walks
  • Pub (walking distance)
  • Museums (walking distance)
  • Historic houses
  • Gardens
  • Golf course (a short drive)
  • Recommended restaurants (walking distance)
  • Theatre (walking distance)


The Victorian Town House, renovated to an exceptionally high standard, is set in the heart of the World Heritage site of Durham's majestic Cathedral and Castle. The guesthouse has a picturesque setting in a conservation area, overlooking leafy Wharton Park, yet is only a 5 minute walk from Durham city centre.

The house is beautifully furnished with contemporary features yet still retains its original traditional Victorian character. The bedrooms are all individually designed in rich opulent colours and soft furnishings. Each room has a large en suite with plenty of space to shower and change.

Discounted rates are available for longer stays, single occupancy rates and additional occupancy rates for the family room. Please see Available Rooms for the promotion codes. Regretfully children under the age of 5 are not accepted and sorry no pets allowed.

History to the present day

The original part of the house was built around 1854 and the remainder completed around 1910 and although the house has been extensively altered over the years, it still retains many of the original Victorian features.

Food and Drinks

Guests can choose between either a full English or a lighter continental breakfast. Recently awarded a 'Taste Durham' award (highest quality assured and local produce champion) by 'Visit Britain' in recognition of the quality of the breakfasts.

Situated in the city centre, only a five minute walk or drive from many good eating places, recommendations and bookings can be made for you.

Other facilities

Private off street parking plus on street parking available. 

Complimentary hospitality tray and hairdryer in each room with iron and ironing board available. 

A library of DVDs available. Wireless internet throughout.

Arrival information and how to find us

Address: Andy and Jill Holroyd, The Victorian Town House, 2 Victoria Terrace, Durham City, Durham, DH1 4RW, United Kingdom

Check In: From 3.00pm Check Out: By 10.30am

Directions: Exit A1 at Junction 62 and follow the A690 into the City Centre. Follow the signs for Crook and then the Train Station. Drive under the viaduct, ignore the station approach road on the right, continue past the County Hospital and turn left into Western Hill until the first house on the left at which point turn right and the house is the second house on the right.

By Rail: 5 minute walk to the railway station. Walk down the hill to the Bridge Hotel and turn right. Just past the County Hospital, turn left up Western Hill until the first house on the left at which point turn right and the house is the second house on the right. 

From the coach station: Turn left out of the main entrance, walk under the viaduct and take the 2nd left onto Western Hill. Then take the 1st right into Victoria Terrace and the Victorian Town House is the second house on the right.

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