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Former Roman Catholic Seminary

I visited Ushaw College during the Flower Festival. The floral displays were good but I really... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Durham, United Kingdom
A real Gem

Visited the college as part of a visit to a Rival Arts Craft Fair. Amazing location with some... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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“hidden gem”(11 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Woodland Road, Durham DH7 9RH, England
+44 191 334 5119
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Only able to review the cafe/ tea room but can thoroughly recommend. The 'Refectory' is as you might expect a large, magnificent, high ceilinged hall which shows its religious origins. Doesn't open until 11am and as we turned up on the dot we were the...More

7  Thank John O
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 26 November 2017

I attended a 3 day residential here and all I can say is don't make a business booking at this venue! First off the building and grounds are majestic and it is of great historical interest BUT it is totally unfit for purpose as a...More

8  Thank Chris C
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All reviews hidden gem business school roman catholic beautiful peaceful place extensive grounds afternoon tea well worth a visit cakes afternoon visit a small gift shop flower festival main hall tea room hot food food was lovely st cuthberts quiche
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited Ushaw College during the Flower Festival. The floral displays were good but I really enjoyed looking at all the historical information boards just as much.

1  Thank tribewardmk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the college as part of a visit to a Rival Arts Craft Fair. Amazing location with some beautiful architecture and art works housed in a former Catholic seminary, which now hosts Durham University's Business School. You can get good food, coffee and there are...More

2  Thank Peter_Dawes
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Had never heard of this place but so glad I was advised to go there . Absolutely beautiful church ther and gorgeous old decorations in all of the rooms

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Reviewed 1 September 2018

A beautiful peaceful place to visit and amazing afternoon tea. Deal with my dietary requirements no problem. All the staff are helpful. Very impressed with the service and the quality of the food. After our tea we did a self tour of the college. It...More

1  Thank Sue S
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Well worth a visit to this former Catholic seminary now open for public tours. It's not well known even by locals. Some beautiful architecture. Food in cafe looked very appetising.

1  Thank N O
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Ushaw College is an amazing building/ series of buildings in its own right, beautifully preserved and with a team of volunteers who are always ready to tell you about it. Previously a seminary for training priests, the college retains its music heritage by providing space...More

2  Thank Hugo M
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

A lovely place to visit fabulous afternoon tea with attentive staff. Very good with lovely surroundings well worth a visit

1  Thank Elsie W
Reviewed 14 August 2018

We were doing research in the library here and decided to try out the café before leaving. We had two cappuccinos and two cakes from their wide selection. The gluten free cake was delicious and my husband was pleased with his carrot cake. The prices...More

1  Thank flowerlady64
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

You buy an annual pass for £5 . Lovely chapel the mortuary chapel is a site to see. Can recommend divine tea room as well friendly staff and nice food. We went on a Tuesday and the chapel was not open so as we were...More

2  Thank alisonb847
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

I went to the refectory for afternoon tea which was very enjoyable and good value for money. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The setting is full of historical views and is very interesting. Young children were welcome. Would highly recommend and look forward to...More

1  Thank Toni A
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7 August 2018|
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Response from Jonathan W | Property representative |
We'd be delighted if the weather remains good enough for you to have a picnic in the gardens or the wider grounds!