A sophisticated riverside hotel in Durham

Overlooking the River Wear right in the city centre, the Radisson Blu Hotel in Durham is the perfect place to unwind. Durham, in the northeast of the country, is a quintessential English city peppered with historical and cultural charms. Shop, dine and explore before taking a short walk back to your room to relax. Radisson Blu. Lucky you.

A rich history

The city boasts several UNESCO World Heritage sites, as well as a maze of hilly, cobbled streets. Visit Durham Cathedral, Durham Castle and Durham University. These attractions are all just a short walk from the Radisson Blu.

Hotel dining

Food can make or break a trip away, and Collage Restaurant won't disappoint. Choose from a range of delicious signature dishes and British fare. The kids' menu makes Collage a popular family restaurant, too. If you feel like a nightcap after a busy day, The Bar serves drinks ‘til late.

Social events and weddings

Celebrate your love with a stunning wedding on the banks of the River Wear or host a spectacular social event with picturesque views of Durham. Our spaces are modern, stylish and can host intimate ceremonies and events or grander celebrations for up to 250 guests, whilst our dedicated team will ensure everything is stress free and flawless.

Enjoy the contemporary design and modern features of our rooms in Durham

The Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham features 207 rooms, for business or leisure travelers, complete with free Wi-Fi and in-room coffee and tea facilities.

Standard Room

  •  31 m²
  • 2 twin or 1 queen or 1 king
  • 2 adults
With our Standard Room, you will have everything you need for a comfortable stay and a good night's sleep.

Superior Room - River View

  •  30 m²
  • 2 twin or 1 queen or 1 king
  • 2 adults
For extra space, book one of our Superior Rooms. Everything you need is already in the room.

Premium Room

  •  40 m²
  • 1 queen or 1 king
  • 2 adults, 1 child
Our Premium Rooms are ideal if you enjoy spacious surroundings with extra comfort.

Premium Room - River View

  •  42 m²
  • 1 queen or 1 king
  • 2 adults, 1 child
Our Premium Rooms are ideal if you enjoy spacious surroundings with extra comfort.

Junior Suite

  •  68 m²
  • 1 king
  • 2 adults, 1 child
These suites feature separate sleeping and living areas, ideal for guests who are planning an extended stay.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham - Presidential Suite

Presidential Suite

  •  187 m²
  • 1 king
  • 2 adults, 1 child
The expansive Presidential Suite boasts a separate living area and two bedrooms.

Family Room

  •  36 m²
  • 1 king
  • 2 adults, 1 child
Family Rooms boast extra space for families traveling together, in addition to all Standard Room amenities.

Meetings & Events

With plenty of natural light and great city views, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham is the ideal location for hosting your next event. Our facilities include 11 meeting rooms spanning 1,100 square meters, seating up to 400 delegates theater-style or 250 dining guests. Most meeting rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows looking out to the River Wear, and access to a private bar. The hotel is located near rail and bus links, 40 kilometers from Newcastle Airport, with on-site parking and free Wi-Fi.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham - Meeting Room

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Nearby Attractions

Discover local attractions in the area with our guide to what to visit to ensure a memorable stay with Radisson. There's so much to see and do conveniently close to our welcoming accommodation. Explore the local area around our hotel, including fascinating local landmarks, cultural highlights and key business destinations, so you'll make the most of your visit here.

Durham Cathedral

0.49 mi / 0.79 km from the hotel
Explore this stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site and walk in the footsteps of Harry Potter as the beautiful cloisters served as Hogwarts' quadrangle in the films.
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University of Durham

1.07 mi / 1.72 km from the hotel
Encompassing a Botanic Garden, Oriental Museum, and the Palace Green Library, Durham University is no ordinary campus. Enjoy a day of educational fun for all.
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Barnard Castle, the market town

21.56 mi / 34.69 km from the hotel
Stroll through this charming must-see European market town around Barnard Castle and visit the Witham arts center or shop unique vintage items and local crafts.
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How to get to the Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham

Frankland Lane, DurhamDH1 5TA, United Kingdom

Set along the scenic River Wear, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham places you in the heart of the charming city center. We know how important it is to have both convenience and comfort, so you can look forward to experiencing both. Wake up within walking distance of Durham's many natural and historical attractions, and enjoy idyllic views from your hotel room. Step directly out of the hotel into the city center and explore.

You can get to Durham easily by train. If you're travelling by car, there are major motorways nearby. There are also 2 airports, Durham Tees Valley International Airport and Newcastle International Airport, within a 45-minute drive. Our location in Durham city center is just a 10-minute stroll from the train station, making it ideal for business trips. You'll also be perfectly placed for visiting local businesses and corporate offices.

From Durham Tees Valley International Airport

By public transport:

There are several options for transportation to the hotel, including:

  • Walk to the nearby Middleton St George Hospital stop and board bus number 12. Get off at the Dinsdale stop, walk to the Dinsdale train station, and take the Northern line to the Durham station just 800 meters from the hotel.
  • Head to the Middleton Hall stop and board bus number 12. Get off at the Darlington stop, walk to the Darlington train station, and take the Transpennine Express line to the Durham station.

By car:

When traveling by car, it's just under 40km from the airport to the hotel. Take Junction 62 off the A1(M), and follow the signs to Durham city centre along the A690. After crossing the River Wear, stay in the left-hand lane and turn left at the traffic lights. Take the first immediate left to Framwellgate Waterside. The hotel is on the left.

From Newcastle International Airport

By train:

Take the GRN line to Newcastle's Central Station, then switch to the Transpennine, LNER, or CrossCountry lines and get off at Durham Station. The hotel is only an 800-meter walk from here.

By car:

The hotel is around 40km from Newcastle Airport. Take Junction 62 off the A1(M), and follow the signs to Durham city centre along the A690. After crossing the River Wear, stay in the left-hand lane and turn left at the traffic lights. Take the first immediate left to Framwellgate Waterside. The hotel is on the left.

From Durham Train Station

On foot:

From the train station, it's only a 900-meter walk to the hotel.