Durham is home to incredible activities, well known attractions and institutes, one being the prestigious Durham University which has been at the forefront of European scholarships for a number of years. The scholarly monastic community gave Durham an fantastic reputation for education long before the University was founded in 1832, their global academic excellence and high rankings are shown by 12 of their subjects being ranked in the world top 50 of the well-known QS World University Rankings 2023. They have over 330 undergraduate and postgraduate courses and 17 colleges in their distinctive system. Plawsworth Hall self catering apartments are near Durham University and ideally located to the perfect base for those who would like to visit the area.
The are also incredibly diverse, having over 120 countries being represented by staff and student bodies and over 40% of academic staff being of non-U.K. origin as well as having well over 20,000 (including international) students attending the university. Open all year round and to anyone who would like to visit, the university is home to internationally important collections from across history and around the globe. They welcome visitors to the museums, galleries and gardens which are located in two clusters, at the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and to the south of the city. If you’d like to explore the university, there are tours and trails available and you can get in touch and find out more here.
Located on Chester-le-Street, County Durham, when travelling by car from London, visitors can leave the A1M at junction 63 Chester-le-Street. Keep left on the slip road and join the A167 signposted Durham. Travel for approximately 3.3 miles passing the Church Mouse at Chester Moor. After 1 mile Plawsworth is signposted on the left.
When staying at Plawsworth Hall, a bus stop is located 350 yards away from the properties on the A167. Buses to Durham arrive approximately every 15 minutes. Buses to Newcastle and Chester-le-Street arrive every 11 minutes outside the Red Lion Pub. The railway links are also great for when travelling as Durham Railway Station is 3 miles away and Chester-le-Street 2 miles.
Plawsworth Hall holiday cottages and apartments are located at Plawsworth Hall Farm, Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham, DH2 3LD and are all fully equipped and exquisitely furnished with everything you may need during your stay, they have a variety of accommodation choices within the 40 acre estate, ranging from one or two bedroom apartments including an ensuite bathroom, the spacious fully fitted kitchen/dining area comes fully equipped with gas hobs, electric oven, fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster plus all the cooking utensils and crockery you would expect in a modern kitchen, free Wi-Fi, and private parking.
A one or two bedroom premium apartment which includes a lavish living room (lounge) space perfect whilst simultaneously making you feel at home. Our self catering apartments are near Durham University and perfect for families and friends visiting during the semester.
Lastly, a three bedroom cottage which includes an en-suite in the master bedroom that can sleep up to six people and a weekly housekeeping and linen changing service, with an addition of an automatic washer/dryer along with iron and ironing board. all of which are dog friendly and are great for families with children. There is also an on-site office/reception to provide you with any assistance you may need and cots and high chairs are available free of charge.