Holiday Parks & Lodges in County Durham

Situated in the North East of England, with the Pennines to the west and the North Sea coastline to the east, County Durham is the perfect getaway destination for history buffs, nature lovers, and families looking for fun and adventure. In the city of Durham, the iconic Durham Cathedral and Castle dominate the skyline as far as the eye can see, with the scenic River Wear winding its way through the historic centre. Discover the rich railway heritage of Darlington; soak up history and culture in the market town of Barnard Castle; or discover waterfalls and walking trails in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With a range of holiday parks, glamping pods and lodges in County Durham, we've got you covered for whatever type of break you're looking for. Plus, with pet-friendly accommodation, you can bring your four-legged friend along for the ride! From romantic hot tub holidays in the County Durham countryside to luxury weekend breaks near Durham city centre, we make it easy to plan your perfect England getaway.

View of Durham Cathedral on the River Wear in County Durham, England

Hot tub lodges in County Durham

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Dog friendly holiday parks in County Durham

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Holiday parks with hot tubs in County Durham

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Things to do in County Durham on your UK holiday

Visit historic sites and museums...
County Durham has a rich heritage that's showcased in the many historic houses, castles and museums dotted around the region. In the city of Durham, the star of the show is no doubt the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Durham Cathedral and Castle. Admire the magnificent Romanesque vaulted ceiling at Durham Cathedral, with its twin spires rising high into the city skyline, and explore the impressive Great Hall and Chapels at Durham Castle, with its fine examples of Norman architecture. Other notable castles in the region include Raby Castle, a medieval fortress with extensive parklands near the village of Staindrop, and Barnard Castle, a 12th-century castle perched on a high rock above the River Tees. Barnard Castle shares its name with the historic market town it's located in, which is also where you'll find The Bowes Museum. Housed in a striking French-style château, inspired by the architecture of the Louvre in Paris, the museum displays a diverse collection of European fine art including paintings by the likes of Goya and Turner.

Explore the beautiful countryside...
Spectacular views and stunning countryside await you in County Durham. The North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a great place to start exploring, characterised by rugged landscapes, enchanting woodlands and diverse wildlife. A big draw to this area is High Force waterfall in Upper Teesdale. One of the tallest waterfalls in England, it's formed on the River Tees, and there are various walking trails you can follow to designated view points. This area is also a designated Dark Sky Park, meaning there are incredible stargazing opportunities to be had. Book one of our cosy log cabins with a wood burning stove or luxury lodges with a private hot tub, and make the most of the beautiful countryside around you on a romantic break or special getaway with friends. If a coastal break is more up your street, then County Durham can offer that too! The coastline stretches for nearly 40 miles with its pretty seaside towns, sandy beaches and rugged cliffs. Popular spots along the Durham Heritage Coast include the nature reserve at Blackhall Rocks, the port town of Hartlepool, and the sandy beaches of Seaham, Nose's Point and Crimdon Dene. You can filter our County Durham holiday homes to see cottages, lodges or holiday parks with a beach nearby, giving you easy access to this stunning coastline!

Discover family-friendly attractions...
There are plenty of fun attractions and events for families visiting County Durham at any time of year. One of the most popular attractions for a family holiday in County Durham is Beamish, The Living Museum of the North, an award-winning open-air museum that showcases life in the North East of England during different historical periods. Be transported back in time to the Edwardian and Victorian eras, learn about life as a coal miner in a 20th-century Pit Village, explore the Georgian farmhouse of Pockerley Old Hall, and visit a 1940s farm during World War II. Impressive sets and costumed actors help bring this immersive experience to life. For outdoor activities, Broom House Farm and Wharton Park have good children's play areas and wide open spaces where both children and pets can run free! With our range of dog-friendly accommodation, the whole family gets to join in on the fun.

View of Durham Cathedral on the River Wear in County Durham, England