Ushaw was founded over 200 years ago just outside Durham City 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.
Ushaw has recently opened the doors of its historic estate for wedding receptions. The gardens, parkland and spectacular architecture present picturesque surroundings and is the perfect place to celebrate your special day. Ushaw also 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; The Refectory Cafe offers a large selection of food and beverages (dietary requirements can be catered for). Visit the 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)
Entry is free at Ushaw. Ticket pricing varies for individual events, for event listings see www.ushaw.org.
- VAQAS VB Attraction
- Certificate of Excellence 2018
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good16
- John ODurham, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesDivines cafe/tea roomThursday, 17th May 2018Only able to review the cafe/ tea room but can thoroughly recommend. The 'Refectory' is as you might expect a large, magnificent, high ceilinged hall which shows its religious origins. Doesn't open... Read full review
- LYPudDurham, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesSpring FairThursday, 10th May 2018We visited for the spring fair (and a sneaky peek around) and it was stunning. Like a mini Durham Cathedral! Beautiful place although the gardens need a bit of TLC. Lovely place that is a little of... Read full review
- durhamite2018Durham, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawayBeautiful Gothic ArchitectureTuesday, 1st May 2018Ushaw is a beautiful place, especially the chapels. The mortuary chapel is probably the best, closely followed by the main chapel, St Cuthbert's. The quality of the carving and other artwork is of... Read full review
|2017 (1 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017)|
|Wednesday - Saturday||13:00||- 17:00|
* The Refectory Cafe is open from 11am
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).