Welcome to Ushaw: Historic House, Chapels & Gardens
Our Main House, Chapels and indoor Exhibitions are currently closed:
Our Gardens, Grounds & outdoor exhibitions are open daily 11am-3pm
The Bounds Cafe is open for alfresco refreshments & snacks daily 11am-3pm
Please Note: We are currently unable to offer toliet facilities to visitors
Ushaw Historic House, Chapels & Gardens is an independent charity set in a majestic estate of 500 acres, hidden for 200 years in the heart of the Durham countryside. A unique heritage and visitor attraction, our glorious Georgian and Victorian Gothic architecture and stunning grounds make Ushaw the perfect place for families to explore and enjoy throughout the seasons.
Ushaw’s roots lie in the political and religious unrest of the Reformation - established as a Catholic seminary in the nineteenth century, with origins dating back over 450 years to Douai in France.
Now a successful heritage and cultural tourist attraction, Ushaw is also a popular conference and hospitality venue, and is open for all. Visit us and soak up the atmosphere of the amazing nineteenth-century chapels; view the stunning reception rooms; enjoy the latest art exhibitions; relax at a live music event, or enjoy lunch in our tearoom.
Plan your visit
There's so much to see, you'll discover something new every time you visit...
House, Chapels, & Indoor Exhibitions: Currently closed
The Gardens, Grounds & Bounds Cafe Open: Daily 11am - 3pm
Annual Pass - Adults £15; Child £6; Family (2+2) £25 - includes unlimited entry and free car parking for 12 months
Car Parking - (without a pass) £3 a day
We have an ongoing programme of exhibitions, there is always something new to see...
Ushaw is home to a large community of Artists, Craftspeople and Small Businesses.
If you're interested in taking space at Ushaw then please get in touch...
Ushaw sits in parkland and grounds extending to nearly 500 acres.
If you're looking for a gentle stroll - a picnic with the family - or a bit of wildlife watching, there's something for you!
Click the image to see live action from our Garden Webcam