#DaysOut – Day tripping in Durham

By 15th June 2018#Daysout
#DaysOut – Day tripping in Durham

Durham is one of our most popular day trip destinations and at Enterprise Travel we often arrange day excursions to explore this beautiful city.

Durham is well known and is one of the most famous cities in the North of England. Some of the things that make it so popular are its beautiful Romanesque cathedral, the university and of course Durham castle!

Here are some of the things that we always encourage our clients to do on a day excursion to Durham:

Durham University Botanic Gardens

The Durham University Botanic Garden is a beautiful botanical garden that is well worth a visit as part of any day trip to Durham.  The botanic garden has been there since 1970 and were primarily created for research and teaching.

The garden is set in 25 acres of mature woodlands and has many interesting routes to take around the garden.

The botanic garden is a brilliant place to visit in the summer months. Spend a few hours relaxing, getting around the gardens and then enjoy a cup of tea or coffee in the café.

Ushaw College

Ushaw Collage used to be a Catholic seminary and was founded in 1808. The buildings are now maintained by a charitable trust and it’s a great place to visit in Durham.

Explore the beautiful architecture and gardens, the chapels, the fascinating exhibitions and enjoy a hot cup of coffee in Divines tearoom. Learn more about the building’s history here.

Don’t miss our trip to Ushaw College Monday 9th of July.  


Durham is full of little boutiques, antique shops and markets, all close to each other and nestled in the narrow, winding streets, ideal for exploring.

Find the Durham City Indoor Market Hall right at the heart of Durham. Although it isn’t a big market, it caters for every need. The market is well worth a visit, especially for bargain hunters who don’t want to break the bank. There is a variety of stalls from card shops to food stalls, cheap coffee, fresh food and lovely people.


Sightseeing in Durham can take time, so we would suggest picking a few highlight sites such as the Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle that are near the city centre, so you won’t have to walk very far. The little streets in Durham, although picturesque, can be steep and uneven so please take care.

Guided tours are available in both Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle and last for approximately 1 hour which is great because you will still have lots of time left.


Our favourite subject… Food! As mentioned before just strolling through the streets of Durham you will find many cafés and restaurants and if you are feeling adventurous enough you can just pop in and give them a try.

If you are not feeling that adventurous and want some advice here are two of our favourite places to eat in Durham.

Cafedral Durham

A small, quirky family run café with the most amazing scones. If you are walking towards Durham Cathedral you just can’t miss the bright blue door on the corner.

Their menu caters for people with all kinds of food tastes and intolerances. There is space for you to sit outside (if the weather allows it) and a selection of home made cakes to die for.

Flat White Kitchen & Café

If you are looking for breakfast or lunch in Durham city centre the Flat white kitchen is the place to go. We advise you to go there early as it’s a very popular place so there is usually a wait but it’s worth it if you have the time. Brunch is served from 10am to 3pm on Sundays and 9am to 4pm on other days. Check the menu here.

If you just want to just have a cup of tea and have a break you can visit Flat White Café. The café is situated in a lovely court yard with tables and seats outside.


Here at Enterprise Travel we continue to build on our successful day tour programme. Our 2018/2019 brochure accommodates for all desires and budgets, operating tours across the North East throughout the year.

Take advantage of the numerous offers and discounts running throughout the brochure, such as the Whizze Offer or the Season Ticket Offer. For more information on these offers and others like it please use the contact us today.

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Visit our Durham city coaches website here to view all our offers and discounts.