This B&B is easily on par with many five star hotels, but obviously for a much more reasonable price. Room # 6 was huge - more than enough for one, and very comfortable for two. It was spotless, had a large flatscreen TV, a modern bathroom that was similarly spotless with heated towel racks, and of course free WiFi.
The owners were very friendly and the full english breakfast each morning of my two night stay was wonderful. It's also within walking distance of the central square and Cathedral area, as well as the train station (although the walks are a bit strenuous). This B&B could easily be recommended as a getaway destination in itself just to relax and unwind, but anyone traveling to Durham should have Castle View Guest House at the top of their list.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 17 century English Heritage Listed Building with origins going back to the 14th century - restored and decorated to the highest standards.6 en-suite rooms - 2 with views of castle and cathedral the others looking over the historic street of Crossgate - one of the medieval routes where the ancient road from England to Scotland forded the River Wear and on which the city was originally founded - this unprepossessing street predates the castle and cathedral.The house is the closest residential property of all to the town centre and is only a few minutes walk from the castle and cathedral , the historic centre , shopping streets and restaurants. This can mean that the street is sometimes lively and noisy at night usually at weekends due to the fact that we are a prestigious university city with many boisterous young people out and about. We do however have double glazing and the highest quality beds to help you have a goodnight sleep before a full English breakfast cooked fresh to order with cereals , juices , and freshly cut fruit salad. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Castle View Guest House Hotel Durham