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The village of Bowburn in County Durham is easily accessed via junction 61 of the A1(M), and is on the southern route into the lovely city of Durham from that major road. Like many surrounding communities in what centuries ago was a mainly agricultural region, Bowburn thrived for a time as a coal-mining centre, its colliery providing employment for many residents between 1906 and 1967 when it closed. Locally the settlement was immediately associated in people’s minds with its extraordinary 1960s/1970s church of Christ the King, generally likened to a rocket (its detached spire) beside a pineapple (the main building complete with orange roof). Eyesore or icon it was demolished in 2007 and replaced in 2008. The village is now largely a dormitory settlement for nearby Durham, though thanks to its position minutes from a major trunk-route Gateshead and Newcastle are also in easy commuting distance. Of late mixed housing developments have been improving the local housing stock, with parallel regeneration projects like a new park. The botanic garden near neighbouring Shincliffe is only a mile or two away north, and Rosa Shafto nature reserve only slightly further along the A688 to the west.

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Bowburn Hall Hotel (0.30 miles)

Bowburn Hall Hotel

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Bowburn Hall is a small country house hotel with 19 individually decorated bedrooms, approximately 2 miles from Durham City Centre with easy access to the A1(M). All bedrooms en-suite, with ... More

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Hillrise Guest House (0.44 miles)

Hillrise Guest House
Hillrise is a small friendly-run Guest House offering a very high standard of accommodation and home cooked food with a 3 star registration. There is a homely and intimate feel to the Guest Sitting Room ... More | visit website
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Days Inn (0.77 miles)

Days Inn have 14 great locations across the UK, our Durham hotel is ideally situated to be perfect for business, personal, families or just a quick overnighter if you’re stuck. The Days Inn hotel in ... More | visit website
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Seven Stars Inn (1.67 miles)

Seven Stars Inn
The Seven Stars Inn, dating from 1724, is a traditional English country Inn located on the edge of picturesque Shincliffe village, only one and a half miles from the centre of Durham city and ... More | visit website
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The Old Mill (2.02 miles)

The Old Mill

The old mill has a welcoming atmosphere in a friendly village location. We are open for food and drink all day from Lunch time through to close making us the ideal choice for a quick ... More | visit website

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Three Horseshoes Inn (2.04 miles)

Three Horseshoes Inn

The Three Horseshoes, situated within easy reach of the beautiful city of Durham, is a comfortable Old Country Inn with a well- stocked cellar, good food and first-class accommodation.

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The Pump House (2.05 miles)

The Pump House
The apartments at The Pump House are furnished to the highest standards, Apartment 1 is a large Studio Apartment and Apartment 2 comes complete with separate living room and bedroom, both are comfortable and modern ... More | visit website
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Honest Lawyer Hotel (2.44 miles)

Honest Lawyer Hotel

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Located on the A167, this hotel offers easy access to Durham Cathedral and Castle in the city centre, as well as Durham University colleges and campuses. Beamish Museum, Durham County Cricket Ground, ... More

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Collingwood College (2.58 miles)

Collingwood College

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Whether you are planning a week stay or a short break Collingwood is the ideal base for your group visit to the North East. ... More | visit website

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St Aidans College (2.79 miles)

St Aidans College

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St Aidan's College Durham offers modern accommodation with comfortable rooms. There are standard rooms and rooms with private bathroom facilities available. St Aidan's College is ... More | visit website

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