Premier Inn Durham City Centre

Freemans Place, Walkergate, Durham, DH1 1SQ, United Kingdom

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Premier Inn Durham City Centre
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  • Families90
  • Couples95
  • Solo89
  • Business83
  • hawkhead's Profile Photo

    Will Go Again


    I have absolutely no complaints about this hotel. The location is excellent, the staff are very friendly and helpful, and the rooms are spotless. I dropped the tv remote between the beds and when I pulled the beds apart to retrieve it, the floor under the beds was as clean as the rest of the floor. I like having a choice of pillows. The beds are very, very comfortable. I also approve of the late check-out of noon, as opposed to other budget hotels which expect you to be gone by 10.00. We did not sample any of the food in the restaurant but were pleasantly surprised at the choice and the reasonable cost - will give a Premier Inn restaurant a test-run another time. Breakfast is expensive at £8.25 (but no more expensive than anywhere else) but two other, lower priced options are available. As it was, we ate breakfast elsewhere.

    I haven't stayed in a Premier Inn before but I will definitely seriously consider doing so again, especially if I can book a room at the same bargain price that we had in Durham.

    Unique Quality: Cleanliness - absolutely spotless. Nothing needed repairing, either!

    A half-hour free wifi is a plus. Just enough time to let people know you have arrived. This should be an option at more hotels.

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    Centrally located and near train station


    The accomodations were clean, neat and pleasant. The food in the attached restaurant were above the usual standards in hotels and the staff were very helpful, especially when a few things went wrong with my reservations from Israel. They helped me get things straightened out and with a smile also.
    Take a look at the web site, you can see "my" window.
    Did not take photos of the hotel itself, but the photo here was taken only a few meters from the entrance door, along the river Wear.

    Unique Quality: Only a few meters from city center and 10 minute walk to the main train station, very well situated both for business and pleasure.

    Directions: Just past Millenium Place.

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Forum Posts

Storing Luggage in Durham

by Silverarrow226

I will be making a quick stop in Durham on my way from Edinburgh to York. Is there a place to store my luggage for the day?


Re: Storing Luggage in Durham

by obiwanwasabe

Due to the current security in place at most airports, docks and public transport stations (thank you Dubya), you may find left luggage facilities a bit thin on the ground in the UK.

Re: Storing Luggage in Durham

by warrior_dogfood

I'm affriad she is correct it is very difficult to find anywhere to leave luggage. Security is so tight they don't even have bins on the platform anymore.

Durham is worth while seeing even if you do have a bag to take with you. Caslte and cathedral are fantastic.

Re: Re: Storing Luggage in Durham

by obiwanwasabe

Hiya warrior,
Thank you for agreeing, although I must point out that I am most definately a he not a she.

Re: Re: Storing Luggage in Durham

by warrior_dogfood

Whopps sorry mate!!!

Re: Re: Storing Luggage in Durham

by Silverarrow226

Any advice, other than dragging a suitcase over cobblestones?

Re: Re: Storing Luggage in Durham

by Sjalen

Good choice! An underrated city tourist wise.

If I remember correctly, the tourist info is in the main square which is below the hill. Maybe you could ask to keep things there not to have to drag it up the hill to the castle and cathedral...

Re: Re: Storing Luggage in Durham

by warrior_dogfood

Hi toursit info has moved to the milenium square. near the theature. The is a bus (the cathedral bus) from the station into the centre of the city it only costs about 50p.

hope this is of some help.

Re: Re: Storing Luggage in Durham

by Silverarrow226

Thanks for your help everyone. I think I will check into my hotel and explore York first and then make a day trip to Durham the next day.

Travel Tips for Durham

Embarrassment in Durham

by sabsi

After a few days with Steve and Susan they discovered that I didn't know what parsnips were. When I looked up what it meant I realised that the vegetable is not too popular in Germany - actually I only had heard about it in Yuppie type restaurants. Of course Steve had to tell everybody that Germans don't know what parsnips are .. and one woman working in the market hall of Durham knows this now, too.

Elvet Bridge (III)

by steventilly

This is Elvet Bridge itself. Over the bridge on the left is the "Swan and Three Sygnets", a Sam Smiths pub, so the beer is fairly good.
There are outdoor seats overlooking the street and a terrace overlooking the river. Nice on a summer evening.
At the end of the street on the right is Java Junction coffee shop (a poor mans "Starbucks") and across the street is Durham's "big two" hotels.
These used to be both Swallow Hotels but now Swallow is no more, so one of them is a Marriott and the other - I don't know.
Historically they are called "The Three Tuns" and "The Royal County", The "County" as it's more commonly known is the classier of the two.

View from Durham Train Station

by barryg23

Our first view of Durham was when we were on our way to Newcastle and we passed through Durham station. The station is on a hill outside the city centre so the views of the city, in particular of the Cathedral, are fantastic. Even if you don't arrive in the city by train it's worth climbing up to the station for these views.

Tour the castle

by sourbugger

Unlike the Cathedral that is built on Bedrock, the castle may well have existed for over 900 years, but its had to fight for its survival for all of that time.

It could well have ended up as a large pile of rubble in the river at several points in its chequered history.

The Castle became (and still is) a college of the University of Durham in the early 19th Century. This means that tourism has to work around academic activities. It also however means that the Castle has an unending supply of bright engaging students who act as tour guides to help supplement their income.

I know they are all well trained, and many are quite knowledgable.

Tours run every day from Easter to September
and Mon,Wed, Sat & Sun afternoons- although it is worth checking at the porter lodge to confirm that a tour is going ahead on a certain day. It is good value at 3.50 an adult.

Durham Castle - Tunstal's Chapel

by iwys

Tunstal's Chapel is the main chapel of Durham Castle. It was built by Bishop Tunstal (1530-1559) and enlarged by Bishop Cosin and Bishop Crewe in the late 17th century. It has beautiful stained glass windows and fine woodwork.

Some of the woodwork, including the organ-case and screen dates, back to the late seventeenth century, the former having been originally in the Cathedral. The two stallends nearest
the altar and the two under the organ screen are even older, being early sixteenth century.
They were brought here from Auckland Palace by Bishop Tunstal, along with the seats of the stalls on both sides of the Chapel at the west end.


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 Premier Inn Durham City Centre

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Address: Freemans Place, Walkergate, Durham, DH1 1SQ, United Kingdom