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 or guide themselves around our halls, getting a feel for the history of Ushaw. The Refectory Cafe, our on-site dining, offers guests afternoon tea, and our shop stocks a range of gifts for your friends.
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.
Entry is free at Ushaw. Ticket prices vary. Single Rooms: £52.50 per person per night inc. VAT and breakfast, Twin Rooms: £69.95 per person per night inc. VAT and breakfast.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good13
- Ashley GTrip Type:FamilyAfternoon TeaSaturday, 16th September 2017It's a lovely place to have Afternoon Tea especially on a Saturday as there's a resident Pianist,The food was lovely and very good value ,Shame about the staff behind the Counter one of them wasn't... Read full review
- Theresa FDurham, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesA little piece of heaven in DurhamSunday, 10th September 2017As part of the Heritage Open Days we booked a tour on saturday. Our guide was a delightful lady called Anne who was very friendly and informative. We were lucky in that we were also able to visit the... Read full review
- Carol TDurham, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawayA TRANQUIL ISLAND IN THIS MAD, HECTIC WORLD WE LIVE INFriday, 8th September 2017My visit was yesterday as part of Heritage Days, This place is amazing with astounding beauty. Our guide was John, he was very knowledgeable and his delivery of the facts made it very interesting. It... Read full review
|2017 (1 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017)|
|Wednesday - Saturday||13:00||- 17:00|
Map & Directions
From the South, leave the A1(M) at junction 59, north of darlington, and continue north on the A167 (for approximately 14 miles) to the traffic lights at Neville's Cross on the outskirts of Durham City. Continue to the third set of traffic lights by Sainsbury's Local and turn left (Ushaw College is signposted here, 2 1/2 miles).
From the North, leave the A1(M) at junction63, Chester-Le-Street. Continue south on the A167 (for approximately 7 miles) until you reach Crossgate Moor in the outskirts of Durham. Turn right at the first set of traffic lights just past the pedestrian footbridge. Ushaw College is signposted (2 1/2 miles).