Experience Durham's original hotel in a brand new way

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The historic city of Durham is yours to discover when you visit our 4-star hotel. Tucked within the city centre, Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County welcomes you with exceptional service and a wealth of local knowledge. Settle in to recently refurbished accommodation, some of which showcases scenic views of Durham Castle, the Cathedral and the River Wear. Begin your morning with a hearty English breakfast or your favourite Starbucks® beverage, and pay a visit to our Leisure Club, which offers a heated indoor pool and a fitness centre. Our city centre location makes exploring easy; marvel at the architecture of Durham Cathedral and Durham University, or take a short drive to Beamish, The Living Museum of the North. Outstanding hotel dining options include The Brew Bar Lounge and Market Kitchen; savour fresh, local produce, an exquisite Afternoon Tea and more. If you're hosting an event in Durham, we offer five flexible, light-filled venues, complemented by delicious catering and expert planning services.

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Key Amenities

  • Fitness center
  • Pool
  • Meeting event space
  • Parking


  • Our beautifully refurbished hotel rooms and suites offer space to relax, refresh and rebalance in the heart of Durham's historic city centre.

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  • The best of the North of England is within reach from Durham's original hotel; near city attractions and less than a mile from bus and train stations.

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  • Start your day in the city centre with a cup of coffee from our on-site Starbucks® and stop by the terrace of The Brew Bar Lounge and dine al fresco.

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Early Bird Savings

Book your next getaway in Durham and enjoy big savings when you book and pay in advance with our special advance purchase offer. Our hotel offers plenty of reasons to book a break whether to explore the city or simply stay in and relax!

Guest Rooms

Unwind in our family accommodation in Durham city centre

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Let Your Mind Travel

Marriott Hotels celebrates curiosity, creativity and new perspectives. We know that when your mind can travel, inspiration follows. That's why we create spaces that allow you to see the world differently with room to think bigger.

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Reinventing the everyday

At Marriott Hotels we seek to offer moments of inspiration for our guests. That’s why we have partnered with TED to create experiences that fuel your curiosity and spark your imagination.


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