Welcome to Ushaw: Historic House, Chapels & Gardens
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...
We have an ongoing programme of exhibitions, there is always something new to see...
Monday - Sunday: 10am - 5pm
Divines Tearoom: Last orders 30 mins before closing
Day Pass - Adults £5; Child £2
Annual Pass - Adults £9; Child £5; Family (2+2) £20
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!