Ushaw College was founded over 200 years ago just outside Durham City to educate students for the Catholic priesthood. It can trace its origins back to the English Reformation of the sixteenth century, when exiled Catholic university professors left England to found a college at Douai in Northern France.
The vast estate contains buildings designed by Augustus Pugin and his followers and is one of the most important examples of Victorian Gothic architecture in the North East.
On open days visitors can enjoy a tour of the building, afternoon tea at the café and explore our giftshop. We are now also opening up our beautiful performance spaces for an exciting and varied programme of folk, classical, jazz and choral music as well as talks, plays, exhibitions and services.
For more information on visiting times and events see www.ushaw.org
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
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- Dave MEdinburgh, United KingdomAmazing gardens in progressThursday, 1st June 2017Had heard of the College before but never been so taken by friends it was a remarkable peaceful place to visit. Didn't realise it was so big but we were short of time so had a quick stroll through... Read full review
- jandy2017Stockton-on-Tees, United KingdomDurham's best kept secret.Monday, 22nd May 2017We discovered this wonderful place whilst researching tour gigs and booked to see a concert immediately and planned an afternoon visit to the college and its grounds. Formerly a catholic seminary... Read full review
- sam1919152Newcastle upon Tyne, United KingdomWow you should go here!Thursday, 18th May 2017I suspect this place has not been open to the public long, great place to visit and wander the gardens and interior is special, you need to check it out soon :) Read full review
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