Things to do in and around Durham – Places to eat, drink and visit.



Toast Lettings Things to do Rio Steakhouse

Rio Brazillian Steakhouse

Authentic Brazilian Churrasco dining experience, right here in the heart of the beautiful city of Durham. Our specially trained Gaucho Chefs are on hand to serve our exquisite meat cuts that are continuously carved at the table in a traditional Rodizio style.


Toast Lettings Things to do Durham Brewery

Durham Brewery

Small independent micro-brewery just outside Durham. Brewing cask, keg and bottle-conditioned beer.

Shop and taproom on site.

Tours most Saturdays must be booked in advance.


Places to See

Toast Lettings Things to do Beamish

Beamish Museum

Experience amazing sights, sounds, smells and delicious tastes as the past comes to life. Beamish is unique – our objects aren’t locked away in glass cases, this is hands-on history!Step into the past and explore our 350 acre site, as Beamish tells the story of the people of North East England from 1800’s to 1900’s.

Toast Lettings Things to do Coarse Restaurant


Coarse wants to make tasting menus more affordable, accessible and fun.

We do this by only offering a 6 course tasting menu that uses local, seasonal ingredients. We also have a vegetarian tasting menu and cater to other dietary requirements if you let us know in your booking notes.


Toast Lettings Things to do Half Moon Inn Durham

Half Moon Inn

You’ll always find a warm welcome at The Half Moon Inn in Durham.

It’s a place where you can enjoy the day if you fancy a few rounds.
Where live sport lifts your spirits and where the banter flows as freely as the drinks.


Toast Lettings Things to do Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral

Explore Durham Cathedral, part of Durham’s UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Visit the resting places of iconic Northern saints St Cuthbert and the Venerable Bede as pilgrims have done for 1000 years, and discover the cathedral’s history as a place of faith, art and remembrance.

Toast lettings Things to do Rudys Pizza

Rudy’s Pizza Napoletena

For us it’s all about the pizza. Just like in Naples, our dough is made on site every day, takes 24 hours to double ferment and just 60 seconds to cook.

It is soft, light and floppy… so fold for strength or tuck in with a knife and fork.

Toast Lettings Things to do Tin of Sardines

Tin of Sardines

We might be the smallest gin bar in Durham – and maybe even the world!

– but you’ll find our shelves stacked high with hundreds of unusual gins.

Plus, plenty of other top drinks too.

Toast Lettings Things to do Bowes Museum

Bowes Museum

Standing proudly in the heart of Teesdale, The Bowes Museum is the vision of a pioneering woman, Joséphine Bowes and her husband John.

A romantic history, stunning galleries, great location, fine dining, top-class exhibitions, & family fun events.