Experience a new stay in Durham’s original hotel

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Become part of the unique story of the Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County which first opened its doors in 1815 and, to this day, sits proudly at the heart of this vibrant city. We extend our signature warm Northern Welcome to you and invite you to discover Durham with us.Our bedrooms are modern and newly refurbished, many with breath-taking views of the River Weir, Durham Castle and Cathedral, offering style, comfort and inspiration at every turn. With our enviable location in the city centre, you can explore the captivating and historic city of Durham which sits right on our doorstep.We are steak experts, passionate about seasonality and using the freshest produce and we offer craft beers and creative cocktails in Cast Iron Bar & Grill. We serve up sustainable, artisan coffee and laid-back vibes in Paddy & Scott’s coffee shop and our outdoor Terrace is the perfect place to spend warm summer days and nights. More than a place to stay, this is where locals and visitors alike connect and celebrate.

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Key amenities

  • Fitness center
  • Meeting event space
  • Parking


  • Relax in the comfortable and modern surroundings of our newly refurbished bedrooms and suites 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 with a traditional English breakfast and drink and dine in Cast Iron Bar, Grill & Terrace and Paddy and Scotts coffee shop.

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Outstanding eating and drinking experiences

Visit our Paddy and Scott's coffee shop where we serve sustainable, artisan coffee and laid-back vibes. Or, enjoy dishes packed with big flavours and fresh ingredients and an innovative drinks list in our Cast Iron Bar, Grill & Terrace.

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