Visitor Information

Whether you’re planning on coming into Durham City for a quick whiz around the shops, dinner and drinks followed by a trip to the cinema or a longer weekend staycation at one of the City’s many beautiful hotels, we’re excited to welcome you here. A great source of information to help you plan your next trip can be found on the This Is Durham website.

Visitor Information

Travelling by car:

If you’re coming into Durham City by car, you can find plenty of spaces to park at the Prince Bishops Car ParkWalkergate or The Riverwalk. Details of Council operated car parks can also be found here, and Parkopedia is also a handy website for you to check out.


Park & Ride:

If you’d prefer not to pay for car parking facilities in the City, then why not check out Durham County Council’s Park & Ride facility? Whether you’re visiting, working or enjoy some leisure time in Durham, using the Park & Ride is cost-effective, simple to use and can help to take the stress out of your journey.  You can find out more about current Park & Ride operations here.


Travelling by bus:

We’re lucky that Durham is serviced by a brilliant network of bus services. To plan your next trip to the City using public transport, checkout the Traveline website for more details. If you’re coming into Durham Bus Station, you’ll enter the City from North Road. Turn right out of the Bus Station and head towards The Riverwalk on Framwellgate Bridge. You’re literally in the City Centre within a couple of minutes’ walk.


Travelling by rail:

Durham Train Station is operated by LNER and you can find out more about the services that stop in the City here. Located at the top end of North Road high on a bank overlooking the City vista, you can walk to the City Centre within a matter of minutes. Simply head to the flyover and when on the other side of the road, turn right to head down North Road and past the bus station, towards The Riverwalk on Framwellgate Bridge.

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