The dramatic Durham Heritage Coast
The Residences at Seaham Hall are set in a stunning clifftop location, with the rugged North Sea as a backdrop and Seaham Beach below. Acres of countryside stretch far and wide in every direction, and the historic city of Durham - with its many shops, attractions, and world-famous cathedral - is less than 30 minutes away.
Things to see and do
Out and about
Whether you want to wander around our beautiful seaside town or venture into nearby Durham and beyond, unforgettable experiences are never far away.
The perfect place for a fascinating day out. The cathedral houses a number of relics and artefacts, including copies of the Magna Carta and the treasures of St Cuthbert.
Now home to students of University College, Durham Castle is where you can uncover a history stretching back almost a thousand years and learn about Durham's Medieval fortress.
Wander through stunning parklands and gardens, browse paintings by local artists and discover Auckland Castle - once the northern seat of political and religious power.
Beamish - The Living Museum of the North
Stroll through time and immerse yourself in northern industrial history. This celebrated open-air museum dates back over 50 years and features plenty to see and do.
Just a short walk away is Seaham Beach - one of the best places for collecting sea glass in the UK. Stroll along the shoreline, spend an afternoon picnicking, or enjoy a paddle in the sea.
High Force Waterfall
Enjoy a leisurely woodland walk along the River Tees in this picturesque part of the Durham Dales before it plummets down into a spectacular plunge pool.
This fabulous 1950s-themed ice cream parlour, complete with chequered floors and jukebox, is famed for serving up delicious ice-cold shakes, cakes, cones, and sundaes.
Hotfoot it to County Durham's largest forest for wildlife watching, stargazing, and peaceful afternoon strolling. The forest is also home to some of the best biking trails for miles around.
Durham University Botanic Garden
Spanning over 10 hectares, and featuring everything from beautiful wildflower meadows to tropical bamboo groves, the University's Botanic Garden is a must-visit for those of all ages.
Gala Theatre & Cinema
This iconic performance venue is located on the banks of the River Wear and frequently plays host to an exciting array of comedy, music, theatre, dance, and much more.
For those who fancy a flutter, Sedgefield Racecourse is just a short drive away. Known as one of the country's friendliest courses, it hosts over 20 fixtures throughout the year.
Durham's cricket ground is a must-visit for fans of the game. The venue regularly hosts county championship and international fixtures, as well as parties and events throughout the year.