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Entry is £5 for an annual pass to Ushaw. Ticket pricing varies for individual events, for event listings see


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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

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  • flowerlady64
    Durham, United Kingdom
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    We will certainly be returning
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 14th August 2018
    We were doing research in the library here and decided to try out the café before leaving. We had two cappuccinos and two cakes from their wide selection. The gluten free cake was delicious and my... Read full review
  • Alison B
    Banbury, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Great value
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 11th August 2018
    You buy an annual pass for £5 . Lovely chapel the mortuary chapel is a site to see. Can recommend divine tea room as well friendly staff and nice food. We went on a Tuesday and the chapel was not... Read full review
  • Toni A
    Trip Type:
    Afternoon tea
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 6th August 2018
    I went to the refectory for afternoon tea which was very enjoyable and good value for money. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The setting is full of historical views and is very interesting... Read full review

Access Information

Opening Times

2017 (1 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017)
Wednesday - Saturday13:00 - 17:00

* The Refectory Cafe is open from 11am

Map & Directions

Road 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).

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Walks around Ushaw - The Boundary Walk, EshA leisurely Walk of 3 miles which can easily be accomplished in less than 2 hours.  Start and finish at Ushaw main entrance.

Friday, 24th August 2018 - Sunday, 26th August 2018

ushaw jazz festival Ushaw: Jazz FestivalOnce again, Ushaw is proud to host our very own Jazz Festival. We hope to build on the popularity of last year's festival, which was a fantastic success and much enjoyed by all who came.
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Saturday, 18th August 2018 - Saturday, 18th August 2018

Ushaw College: Organ Recital Matthew AthertonUshaw College: Organ Recital Matthew AthertonThe 6th of this year's outstanding organ recitals, performed by talented organist and music teacher Matthew Atherton. Programme to include Mozart, Bach and Vierne.
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Sunday, 19th August 2018 - Sunday, 19th August 2018

Ushaw College: Opera dei Lumi - EstherUshaw College: Opera dei Lumi - EstherSteadily establishing a reputation as specialists in music from the Enlightenment era, Opera dei Lumi return to Ushaw with a rare performance of the very first English oratorio: Handel's masterpiece Esther.
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Thursday, 19th April 2018 - Saturday, 29th September 2018

Ushaw College: Uncertainty in the Deerness ValleyUshaw College: Uncertainty in the Deerness ValleyThe Chris Younger Photography Exhibition 'Ambiguity and Uncertainty in the Deerness Valley' starts 19th April - 29th September, images will be on display throughout Ushaw.
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Friday, 6th July 2018 - Saturday, 15th September 2018

Tomoaki Suzuki at Ushaw College Ushaw College: Tomoaki SuzukiAn exhibition by Japanese sculptor Tomoaki Suzuki featuring a series of his full-figure scaled down portraits of contemporary youth.
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Friday, 24th August 2018 - Friday, 24th August 2018

Ushaw College: Early Bird Big BandUshaw College: Early Bird Big BandFeaturing some of the rising stars of youth jazz in the North East, the Early Bird Big Band started meeting at the Lit and Phil back in May 2015.
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Friday, 24th August 2018 - Friday, 24th August 2018

Ushaw College: Nicola Farnon TrioUshaw College: Nicola Farnon TrioNicola Farnon manages to combine her exceptional talents of singing and playing bass with a delightfully original and very inclusively warm and witty performance.
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Saturday, 25th August 2018 - Saturday, 25th August 2018

Ushaw College: Graeme Wilson QuartetUshaw College: Graeme Wilson QuartetThis band is all about heartfelt improvisation on idiosyncratic tunes that stay with you.
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Saturday, 25th August 2018 - Saturday, 25th August 2018

Ushaw College: Tulip/Mackellar QuartetUshaw College: Tulip/Mackellar QuartetHailing from the north-east of England, this group of young jazz virtuosos was birthed in the youth jazz ensembles sponsored by the Sage Gateshead and mentored by Paul Edis.
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Saturday, 25th August 2018 - Saturday, 25th August 2018

Ushaw College: Giles Strong/ Roly Veitch Jazz Guitar DuoUshaw College: Giles Strong/ Roly Veitch Jazz Guitar DuoGiles Strong and Roly Veitch are long established guitarists on the regional jazz scene who both have been involved with different jazz styles over the years.
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Saturday, 25th August 2018 - Saturday, 25th August 2018

Ushaw College: Jo Harrop sings Peggy LeeUshaw College: Jo Harrop sings Peggy LeePeggy Lee (May 26, 1920 – January 21, 2002) was one of the great figures of jazz American popular song and had a career spanning six decades. 
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Saturday, 25th August 2018 - Saturday, 25th August 2018

Ushaw College: Jam SessionUshaw College: Jam SessionAny and all musicians welcome. FREE, no tickets required.
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Sunday, 26th August 2018 - Sunday, 26th August 2018

Ushaw College: Ushaw EnsembleUshaw College: Ushaw EnsembleOriginally formed to perform a specially commissioned suite to celebrate the life and story of St. Cuthbert, the Ushaw Ensemble is made up of the very best musicians from the North East.
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Sunday, 26th August 2018 - Sunday, 26th August 2018

Ushaw College: BABAUshaw College: BABABaba (translating to 'Spit' in Portuguese) is a collective of past and present Bmus students from the Sage Gateshead, headed up by bandleaders Thomas and Inês and playing a set of all original music.
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Sunday, 26th August 2018 - Sunday, 26th August 2018

Ushaw College: Strictly Smokin' Big BandUshaw College: Strictly Smokin' Big BandStrictly Smokin’ specialise in performing one of the finest modern swing and jazz shows in the UK.
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