Ushaw Historic House, Chapels & Gardens

Ushaw Historic House, Chapels & Gardens

Seasonal events like Halloween and Christmas, no matter how big or small, sell out extremely fast and are usually cheaper the earlier you book them. We recommend you book your tickets as soon as you possibly can to avoid disappointment.

Visit Ushaw today with the family and save money with The Family Pass tickets!

Save money with The Family Pass and get a huge discount on repeat visits. This ticket grants you unlimited Ushaw entry for 12 months, includes parking, access to an array of events throughout the year and permanent exhibitions. You get all this for just £39, which allows access for families including two adults and any children of a reasonable amount!

Also, Under 5's go free, so save even more money on a family day out at Ushaw Historic House & Gardens today! 

Enjoy one the best family things to do in Durham at Ushaw Historic House, Chapels & Gardens

Step into a world where wonder, curiosity, and amazement collide at Ushaw. As you enter the gates, prepare yourself for an extraordinary experience that transcends time and captivates all who visit.

Ushaw is a place that embraces the spirit of adventure, welcoming families, friends, workmates, and even furry friends (yes, Ushaw is dog friendly!). Whether you seek the joy of shared moments or the tranquility and solitude, Ushaw offers something for everyone.

Prepare to embark on a journey through the corridors of art and history, where every step reveals new wonders. There's a permanent exhibition house, making it a treasure trove of remarkable artworks and fascinating artefacts. With regular rotations, there's always something fresh and exciting to discover.

If you're looking for historic days out in Durham, Ushaw is the one of the very best places to go! 

Lose yourself in the rich tapestry of the site's history as you roam the expansive grounds, of which the history traces back over a millennium. Marvel at the stunning architecture that has stood the test of time and let centuries of art and heritage inspire your imagination. 

Throughout the year, Ushaw acts as a hub or art and culture and their calendar bursts with many events and exhibitions, so you can immerse yourself in captivating narratives and surprise encounters all year around.

So visit Ushaw in a family day out in Durham today and prepare to be enchanted you step into a world of awe, delight and relaxation abound!

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How to find us

By car:

Use postcode DH7 7DW when navigating with SatNav. This will take you to the main visitor entrance.

From the North:

Leave the A1(M) at junction 63, Chester-Le-Street. Continue south on the A167 until you reach Crossgate Moor on the outskirts of Durham. Turn right at the first set of traffic lights just past the pedestrian footbridge. Ushaw is signposted from here

  • Welby's Café
  • Toilets
  • Paid Parking

Dogs are allowed to visit the gardens at Ushaw with some restrictions: 

  • Dogs on leads or under control at all times are allowed in the Bounds Café area and Ornamental Gardens.
  • Dogs may be permitted off leads prior and after opening times or when the Bounds is empty.
  • Dogs may be off leads in the Meadow.
  • Dogs are welcome to the Gardens and Parkland, however they must remain on a lead in some areas.
  • Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted inside the Main House & Chapels.

There are Accessible Parking spaces next to the entrance with 24 hours access. There is also a wheelchair-friendly entrance to all buildings including chapels, tearoom, theatre and exhibition spaces. The Ornamental Gardens have pathways that are suitable for wheelchairs and other walking aides. 

Welby’s Café is open 11am-3pm daily. Serving a selection of hot drinks, cakes, sandwiches, pastries & salad options.

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