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Little Bishops Play Palace is now known as Bertie's Play Barn! Who is Bertie you ask? Bertie is Prince Bishops Shopping Centre's lovable new mascot.
Bertie has provided a play barn so that little shoppers can escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre. It's brimming with toys from Elsa's ice castle to Batman's cave to dozens of fancy dress to choose from. There's something for every little person!
Durham Cathedral is a place of welcome, worship and hospitality, inspiring all who come. Regularly voted as one of the UK's favourite landmarks by Trip Advisor Users, the Cathedral is cherished for its magnificent Romanesque architecture and incomparable setting at the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is famous as the Shrine of St Cuthbert and the resting place of the Venerable Bede. Free admission with donations welcome.
CHAMPIONING EVERYONE’S RIGHT TO FEEL GOOD
Prince Bishops Shopping Centre, located right in the heart of Durham, is the city's premier shopping venue.
With over 40 leading retailers, including; H&M, Pandora, Next, Monsoon, Fat Face, New Look, Boots and Superdrug, along with a range of unique boutiques, this open air shopping centre is a key part of any visit to the city.
It's the perfect place to pick up hot fashion fixes, gadgets, health and beauty products, and homeware. You can even get a stylish new hairdo, or take a break and have a coffee and a snack.
Tealicious Tearoom offers a relaxing atmosphere in which to enjoy the 24 individual blends of loose leaf tea served in a collection of unique fine bone china tea cups. Fresh homemade cakes, scones and sandwiches made to order, makes a visit to Tealicious Tearoom a truly unforgettable experience.
Whether it's fitness, swimming or family fun that inspires your visit, Freeman's Quay Leisure Centre has a great range of activities including gym, exercise classes and two pools.
Laps, lessons, floats and fun - swim at our two pools and enjoy time in the water. Swimming is a great low impact way to get fit and stay fit. Why not try our aqua classes or maybe just splash about with the kids?
Learn to swim
Situated on the banks of the River Wear, the Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County offers sensational views of England's famous Durham Castle and Cathedral. Our luxury hotel, part of which dates back to the 17th century, offers modern amenities while preserving historic charm and exquisite features. Known for event facilities and catering services, the hotel offers unique meeting space for conferences and events with 5 flexible meeting rooms, the largest room accommodates up to 120 guests.
Escape to Italy in our beautifully refurbished restaurant
If there’s one place in Durham for a night out, it’s the Walkergate centre, where you’ll find the city’s busiest nightclub, Loveshack. You’ll also find the best Italian restaurant in Durham: ASK Italian. You’re guaranteed a warm welcome from our team, great Italian food, and a friendly atmosphere that echoes the Italian tradition that food is a celebration.
Premium Italian coffee served in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Good food and great personal service.