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Amazing afternoon Tea

A beautiful peaceful place to visit and amazing afternoon tea. Deal with my dietary requirements... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sue S
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
A hidden gem

Well worth a visit to this former Catholic seminary now open for public tours. It's not well known... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Durham, United Kingdom
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Woodland Road, Durham DH7 9RH, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful peaceful place to visit and amazing afternoon tea. Deal with my dietary requirements no problem. All the staff are helpful. Very impressed with the service and the quality of the food. After our tea we did a self tour of the college. It...More

1  Thank Sue S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit to this former Catholic seminary now open for public tours. It's not well known even by locals. Some beautiful architecture. Food in cafe looked very appetising.

1  Thank N O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ushaw College is an amazing building/ series of buildings in its own right, beautifully preserved and with a team of volunteers who are always ready to tell you about it. Previously a seminary for training priests, the college retains its music heritage by providing space...More

1  Thank Hugo M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely place to visit fabulous afternoon tea with attentive staff. Very good with lovely surroundings well worth a visit

1  Thank Elsie W
Reviewed 14 August 2018

We were doing research in the library here and decided to try out the café before leaving. We had two cappuccinos and two cakes from their wide selection. The gluten free cake was delicious and my husband was pleased with his carrot cake. The prices...More

1  Thank flowerlady64
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

You buy an annual pass for £5 . Lovely chapel the mortuary chapel is a site to see. Can recommend divine tea room as well friendly staff and nice food. We went on a Tuesday and the chapel was not open so as we were...More

1  Thank Alison B
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

I went to the refectory for afternoon tea which was very enjoyable and good value for money. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The setting is full of historical views and is very interesting. Young children were welcome. Would highly recommend and look forward to...More

1  Thank Toni A
Reviewed 29 July 2018

steeped in history and beautiful country side,its a great place to visit and to have a coffee.Has a great number of things of interest to photograph or visit when they have a concert on

1  Thank Shaun M
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Went here yesterday for the first time, cant believe I have missed this gem. Have just returned from a visit to Lincoln this college in its own way was very bit as good as Lincoln Cathedral. Give it a visit and do the full tour,...More

1  Thank myreviewbydavid
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had afternoon tea in the Francis Thompson room on a Saturday afternoon and it was a lovely experience. We had pre booked so everything was ready for us and as well as a delicious afternoon tea with unlimited pots of tea...More

1  Thank Sharon M
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Response from Jonathan W | Property representative |
We'd be delighted if the weather remains good enough for you to have a picnic in the gardens or the wider grounds!