13 Durham Road West, Bowburn
The Hillrise Guest House is conveniently situated 250 metres from the A1(M) Junction 61 and approximately 4 miles from Durham City centre. It is well situated for onward journeys North to Northumberland and Scotland. Alternatively, it is also well placed for discovering the many small towns within County Durham as well as Sunderland, Washington, Hartlepool and Middlesbrough -- all around 25 minutes car drive away.
Languages Spoken : French & German
Hillrise is a small friendly-run Guest House offering a very high standard of accommodation and home cooked food with a 3 star registration. There is a homely and intimate feel to the Guest Sitting Room with Living Flame Gas Fire, Colour Television with Freeview and DVD video player together with a selection of DVD's to watch. Bowburn is well located for visiting the North East's attractions, particularly the historic city of Durham.
Durham Cathedral is the greatest Norman building in England, perhaps even in Europe. It is cherished not only for its architecture but also for its incomparable setting. Slightly further afield is Beamish Museum, Britain's favourite open air museum, set in over 300 acres of beautiful countryside, vividly recreates life in the North of England in the early 1800s and 1900s.
There is also The Bowes Museum at Barnard Castle, about 30 minutes drive South from the Guest House. A superb museum housed in a custom-made Italian style 19th Century palazzo.
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Durham Cathedral - 3.8 miles (Cathedral)
Durham Castle - 3.8 miles (Castle)
Crook Hall - 4.2 miles (Historic Building)
Finchale Priory - 6.1 miles (Abbey)
Binchester Roman Fort - 7.2 miles (Roman Site)
Auckland Castle - 7.3 miles (Castle)
Houghton-le-Spring, St Michael and All Angels - 8 miles (Historic Church)
Escomb Saxon Church - 8.6 miles (Historic Church)
Washington Old Hall - 11.9 miles (Historic Building)
Hylton Castle - 13.7 miles (Castle)
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