The Gilesgate Moor Hotel, is located just a little over a mile from the historic city of Durham, near to all the main bus routes to and from the city centre, also we are within 1 mile from junction 62 on the A1 (M) giving easy and quick access to all parts of the region, meaning there’s plenty to do and see!
Things to do
This wonderful open-air ‘living museum’, just 12 miles northwest of Durham, recreates County Durham as it was in the years 1825 and 1913 i.e. Pre-Industrial Revolution and Post-Industrial Revolution. You’re free to wander round the thoughtfully reconstructed shops and houses, chatting to the costumed guides. You can also help feed the pigs in the farmyard and ride on the tram.
Durham Cricket Club
Situated at Chester le street Durham play their home games at the Riverside Stadium, some international games and concerts have been staged there.
Durham is filled with Romanesque buildings, the Castle being one of them as well as the famous Durham Cathedral, seen as the greatest example of the Norman-Romanesque style. This dominating building is accompanied by a cluster of museums, while there are also gardens open for those who'd prefer to remain out of doors. There are plenty of attractions in Durham.
Durham Riverside Walk
One of Durham’s greatest pleasures is to head to the river and walk one mile along the shady footpath from just beneath Elvet Bridge to the 12th-century Framwellgate Bridge. The path winds itself all the way round the cathedral and castle.