A Taste of Durham

A Taste of Durham

A Taste of Durham

A sense of place is more than just scenery, heritage and culture. The food and drink of an area provides that all important ‘taste of a place’ and creates lasting holiday memories. And so from dale and vale, city and coast, delicious dishes are to be enjoyed at award-winning eateries famed for using local produce.

Local food heroes work hard to produce high quality ingredients, which are served up with a large dollop of pride at local eateries and attractions.

From stotties (bread) to black bullets (sweets) and Bishop’s Best (beer) to a St Cuthbert’s Slice (cake), even the names of our food provide a talking point.

Soak up the bustling atmosphere and enjoy a little retail therapy at Durham Market Hall, home to over 50 independent traders. Guests can enjoy delicious meals in Cafe Bistro, overlooking the Market Hall or take a taste of Durham home with them from the wide range of fresh local produce on offer.

Raby Castle has a magnificent medieval kitchen with handwritten recipes on display. Here, and at Durham Castle, it’s easy to see how and where people of the past prepared, cooked and served food.

After a busy day of sightseeing, teatime treats are on hand with sumptuous afternoon cream teas served in the surroundings of your hotel, in the pretty and award-winning Café Bowes at The Bowes Museum, or within the medieval setting of Durham Cathedral.

Did you know…

Dalton Park Outlet Shopping and Leisure Centre located near the Durham Heritage Coast, is the largest outlet centre in the North East and offers that all-important combination on any tour - a variety of eateries and an even wider choice of shops, all with specialist coach parking.

Download a Taste of Durham itinerary (pdf)

Tour suggestions…

Half day:
Durham City - Durham Market Hall
Durham Dales - Raby Castle

Full day:
Raby Castle plus The Bowes Museum

Hotel suggestions…

Bowburn Hall Hotel
Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County
South Causey Inn

Useful information…

Coach travelling time:
Raby Castle to The Bowes Museum -
20 minutes

Raby Castle DL2 3AH
The Bowes Museum DL12 8NP
Dalton Park SR7 9HU
Bowburn Hall Hotel DH6 5NH
Durham Marriott Hotel
Royal County DH1 3JN
South Causey Inn DH9 0LS

Coach companies…

leescoaches.co.uk 0191 378 0653