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, across Durham, 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.

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, within the medieval
setting of Durham Cathedral or the stunning gardens at Crook Hall.

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.

Tour suggestions…

Half day:
Raby Castle

Full day:
Raby Castle plus The Bowes Museum

Hotel suggestions…

Bowburn Hall Hotel.

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