Stay at The Kingslodge Inn at Durham for Durham Book Festival

Durham Book Festival

October 7 to 15, 2017

Bookworms will delight in Durham's Book Festival when a host of household names take over the city with book-based discussions and interactive events.

From politics to poetry, and fiction to feminism, there’s something for everyone at this year’s festival between October 7 and 15. 

For more details about events, locations and admissions click here



Open Treasure at Durham Cathedral


Marvel at over 2,000 years of spellbinding history at Open Treasure, a new world class exhibition experience at the heart of Durham Cathedral. 

Durham Cathedral has invested over £10 million in Open Treasure, which sees the Cathedral opening up previously hidden spaces within the Cathedral Cloister which represent some of the most intact surviving medieval monastic buildings in England and home to the best-preserved monastic library in the British Isles. 

The story of these remarkable buildings is told, revealing their historical and architectural significance through the creation of a new exhibition route which begins in the magnificent fourteenth-century Monks’ Dormitory and ends in the Great Kitchen, one of only two surviving monastic kitchens in the UK. 

Find out more about tickets and visiting times. 


St Cuthbert's Fireworks Display

November 4, 2017

St Cuthbert's Hospice Fireworks Spectacular takes place with a bang on Saturday November 4 at Framwellgate School. Gates open at 6pm with fireworks from 7.30pm. Advance tickets can be bought from the charity's shops. Click for more information. 

Where to stay for Lumiere The Kingslodge Inn Durham

Lumiere Durham

16 – 19 November 2017