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A warm welcome awaits you at Ushaw, where our friendly, helpful staff are happy to bring you a selection of great rooms within our wonderful facility. Ushaw is a former catholic seminary which trained young men to become priests for the Dioceses of the North of England, originally opening in 1808 as a direct descendant of the famous English College at Douai in France. After the closure of the seminary in 2011, it has recently taken on a new life as a conference and events centre, as well as a museum and art gallery, centred on preserving the heritage of the beautiful Grade I and II listed site.
Ushaw now offers on-site accommodation available for visiting guests. With newly refurbished rooms housing modern en-suite bathrooms and with access to a resident’s kitchen on both of our wings, our accommodation is perfect for any visit to the North-East. Situated within 15 minutes’ drive of Durham City Centre, our rooms offer the visitor and event organiser alike the flexibility for overnight conferences and extended visits to our idyllic part of the North-East.
Our experienced, friendly staff are well-suited to relieving you of the burden of organising your event alone. With a skilled commercial and front-of-house team, we have a wealth of expertise and will be here to ensure a successful and enjoyable event for each of your delegates. We offer several rooms of various sizes for events, which can be viewed on our conferencing page.
Our accommodation is also perfect for those who simply wish to visit the serene countryside of County Durham. The area surrounding Ushaw, which is situated in 530 acres of its own beautiful countryside and expertly maintained gardens, offers visitors the chance to witness the beauty of this remote part of the world with idyllic walking trails and abundant wildlife. This, coupled with the convenience of Durham City Centre just a few miles away, with a wide array of shops and restaurants, makes Ushaw the perfect location for countryside getaway. Access to the chapels, including St. Cuthbert's and St. Joseph's, is also available for our overnight guests. We house our own dining space on-site for visitors to Ushaw, where guests can get breakfast throughout their stay. Our reasonably priced accommodation covers everything you need for a visit to this beautiful part of the world.