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Ushaw Historic House, Chapels & Gardens

Location pin

, Durham, DH7 7DW - 

  • Users

    Up to
    256 guests

  • Delivery truck

    Internal Catering
    allowed

Set within 500 acres of nature, just four miles from Durham City Centre. Ushaw is a venue for arts and culture, with an extensive programme of events and exhibitions. Formerly a Catholic Seminary with a long and interesting history.

Ushaw is a registered independent charity (527408) by selecting us as your venue, you are helping to preserve the history, culture and heritage of Ushaw for future generations to enjoy.

Capacity & layout

Standing

Standing

up to 160

Dining

Dining

up to 160

Theatre

Theatre

up to 256

Boardroom

Boardroom

up to 36

Cabaret

Cabaret

up to 60

Catering & drinks

Catering arrangements

Catering arrangements

Refreshments

Refreshments

Alcohol

Alcohol

Amenities

Disabled access

Disabled access

Natural light

Natural light

Outdoor / Garden / Beach

Outdoor / Garden / Beach

Table / chairs included

Table / chairs included

Public transport

Public transport

Premises parking

Premises parking

Overnight accommodation

Overnight accommodation

Lectern

Lectern

Stage

Stage

Audio & visual

WiFi

WiFi

Projector & screen

Projector & screen

TV screen

TV screen

Flipchart

Flipchart

Space rules

Allowed events

alcoholLicense

Licensed for alcohol

Cancellation policy

Ushaw will provide full terms and conditions including cancellation policy on confirmation of your event. Please contact the team for any questions.

Location

Reviews

  • Hannah Clark

    June 2024

    Lovely location. We came for the Wedding Dress exhibition which was fabulous- until we got to the royal replicas! They were terribly displayed on horrible mannequins which really took away from the dresses. We had lunch in the cafe which was very tasted and great value for money. All staff, especially Cafe staff were extremely helpful and accommodating.

  • B Cas

    May 2024

    Attended to see wedding dresses through the ages. Very interesting and the chapels are beautiful. Spent time walking round the gardens. Some brilliant carved animals. Was a bit early for the Rhododendrons so would be brilliant to visit when they are all out. Enjoyed the cafe too.

  • Abigail Winn

    June 2024

    I stayed here for 1 week in the “Small Double Room”, to work in the area. The check in process was fine, you call the number and someone comes to you although I did have to go and find someone in the end at main reception. There is parking for hotel guests. The room - The bed & bedding were both comfy. The heater was slightly tricky to figure out even with instructions. There was a hanging rail and towels. There was a kettle with tea, coffee, sugar, sweetener, milk, biscuits and water which was a nice touch. The provided toiletries were nice quality! It was a little noisy due to the architecture of the rooms, bring earplugs if you are super sensitive to noise. I felt with the clientele though that it was all quiet after around 10:30pm. The bathroom - I felt even with the shower curtain that the wooden divide between the bathroom and bedroom got wet, which I wanted to try and prevent. The shower pressure was fantastic though for such an old building. The hot tap is VERY, VERY hot, even at first use (be careful). The bathroom floor looks like it maybe needs a good scrub but if you are not too fussy like me, it doesn’t really matter, it’s an old building! The views of baby bunnies and walking around the historic buildings and gardens on a night without any visitors was truly lovely and we will be returning to stay here to visit family nearby. The breakfast was nice. There were bagels, toast, jam, honey, cereals, pastries and fruit. The only thing I would have liked would be some meats / cheese. I was very grateful for the bag to-go if you are leaving before breakfast starts. The check-out was simple, the lady cleaning told me I was able to just leave my key in my room and go. As luck should have it there was a beautiful plant market on the day I checked out which made for a lovely end to the stay. As I said, I would stay here again!

  • Julie Lee

    May 2024

    We visit often with our DH7 annual pass. The atmosphere is calming. The grounds are beautiful and not too large to explore. the staff are friendly and exhibitions are eclectic. One down fall otherwise I would give 5 stars. The coffee shop has moved to be a modern cafe style, and the coffee was undrinkable on my last visit. A decent cup of coffee can be had within a few miles of Ushaw. Please please learn the art and go back to the previous room

  • Andy Parker

    July 2024

    Visited house observed from afar by my partner in her early childhood. Enjoyed interior and the gardens and pleased to see it open again. Hope some of the burnt out buildings (from when it was abandoned) can be restored in the future. I was particularly interested in the mining history information.