Welcome to Durham
Durham is a beautiful county with an historic city at its centre, an impressive cathedral, and one of England’s most spectacular waterfalls, High Force. Take in the breath-taking scenery of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Durham Dales and the coastline when camping in Durham. Scattered with unique market towns and cosy pubs, Durham is great for rustic getaways.
The county of Durham has a strong mix of city, coast and countryside escapes, making Durham the perfect destination for a short break.
Why you should use our YHA campsite in Durham:
- Popular location for walking holidays
- Good for exploring Northumberland
- 24-hour access to hostel facilities
- Spectacular views of the open countryside
YHA hostels with camping in Durham
YHA Edmundbyers is a popular base of camping in Durham. The campsite is situated in a walled garden area dotted with mature trees. Campers can indulge in the mighty views of the open countryside from the campsite. The reason why YHA Edmundbyers is liked by so many for camping in Durham is because of the location. This spot is great for walking holidays, with much to explore amongst this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
This camping site in Durham has room for eight pitches and is suitable for both families and organised groups. Campers have 24-hour access to hostel facilities including the self-catering kitchen, lounge, showers and toilets.
Things to do in Durham
Discover the wildlife and history of Derwent Reservoir along the trail whilst admiring the views of the reservoir. The grade of the walk is easy and is suitable for cyclists, walkers, wheelchairs and pushchairs.
Durham has great cycling opportunities for all ages and abilities from country roads on gentle gradients, to more challenging routes. Perfect for cycling lovers.
Hamsterley Forest offers something for everyone as riders of all abilities are encouraged. Whether you want a ride out with the kids, or a full-on downhill experience, you won’t be disappointed here.
The three-mile long reservoir offers a safe and fun way to learn water sports. The reservoir is particularly popular for sailing. A fun day out for everyone.