**Our Main House, Chapels and Exhibitions will be re-open Saturday 12th September, our open hours initially will be 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday only - and we will be operating a one-way system.
To control numbers, and for safety reasons a time slot must be pre-booked: an AM entry (between 10am-12.30pm), or PM entry (between 1pm-4pm) - last admittance 1 hour before closing. Please book your AM or PM timeslot.
Payment for admission, or pass authorisation will be taken on entry. The Refectory Tearooms will not be opening initially, our cafe offer will remain al-fresco at the Bounds Cafe.**
Ushaw was founded over 200 years ago to educate students for the Catholic priesthood, 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.
Situated in acres of gardens; parkland and woodland which provides an amazing array of outdoor spaces for families to enjoy. Conveniently located, just 4 miles from Durham City, Ushaw offers an array of room options for conference and meetings, as well as bed and breakfast accommodation.
Our Gift Shop stocks a wide range of gifts; Divines Tearoom offers a large selection of food and beverages (dietary requirements can be catered for). Visit our beautiful Chapels and performance spaces for an exciting and varied programme of music; lectures; plays; exhibitions and services.
For directions (PLEASE USE - SAT NAV DH7 7DW)
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult Annual Pass||£15.00 per ticket type|
|Adult Pass||£7.00 per person per day|
|Child (Under 16)||£4.00 per person per day|
|Child Annual Pass||£6.00 per ticket type|
|Family (2+2) Annual Pass||£25.00 per ticket type|
Family (2+2) £25 includes unlimited entry to the buildings and gardens; free car parking for 12 months
Car Parking: £3 per day (charged without an annual pass)
- VAQAS VB Attraction
- Visit England VAQAS 2019
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Certificate of Excellence 2020
- Very Good29
- allhyxukCrook, United KingdomGreat place to visitSaturday, 15th February 2020Lovely place to visit fantastic architecture and the stained glass windows are beautiful you can't take it all in at one visit there are so many things to see the restaurant is fantastic and serve... Read full review
- JillThompson02Barnsley, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesA brilliant findThursday, 27th February 2020Went to choose some shoes from Hand dyed shoe company who rent a office in the building so this place completed our day . What a wonderful place and a pleasant surprise when we were not expecting... Read full review
- Judith BNewton Aycliffe, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesDay outMonday, 6th July 2020We knew we wouldn’t be able to get into the college but the gardens were lovely to walk around .Such a peaceful place. Been before and the history of the place is amazing. Well worth a visit . Read full review
|2019/20 (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2020)|
|Wednesday - Saturday||11:00||- 16:00|
* Mondays to Saturday : 11:00 - 16:00, last entry 15:00. Hot food served in cafe until 14:00. Ushaw has ample space across several different car parks. Parking is free.
Level access can be found at the rear of the building, with disability access throughout our chapels and exhibitions.
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).