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Farnley Tower is a 4 Star Guesthouse, with onsite Bar and Restaurant ... Holi and Bhang. Sited in an elevated position, it provides stunning views of Durham Castle, Cathedral and surrounding countryside. All comfortable rooms are en suite, individually designed, with some having beautiful countryside views.


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Welcome to Farnley Tower Guesthouse

Whether you’re visiting Durham with family, friends or colleagues, we know how important it is to find a place that ticks all the right boxes for your stay in this vibrant, cultural, historic city. Our Guesthouse is not only comfortable and stylish, but within easy reach of the city’s many sights and attractions.

Farnley Tower is a prominent Victorian Mansion, renowned for its architecture and history. With 17 comfortable En suite rooms, individually designed with some having beautiful views of the Castle, Cathedral and Countryside views.

Our New onsite Restaurant and Bar ... Holi and Bhang is now open , for table reservations or enquiries, please call us on 0191 384 4455 or 

Free WiFi and Car Parking on site.

Full Breakfast included in your stay.

Well behaved Dogs are welcome.

Less than a 10 minute walk to explore the historic captivating city with winding cobbled streets and a prominent peninsula crowned with the dramatic Durham Cathedral and Castle World Heritage Site.– one of the most stunning city panoramas in Europe and now home to Open Treasure, the Cathedral’s world-class exhibition experience.

Explore the timeless quality of this quintessential old English University City, take some time out with a relaxing riverside walk or river cruise, or soak up the atmosphere with superb cafés, artisan workshops, boutiques, galleries and museums.

Watch the world go by in one of the city centre cafés, shop for gourmet treats, locally produced food or original crafts in an array of shops and markets, or find city-centre calm at one of the city's many green spaces.

Days in Durham City are a hard act to follow, but we like to think our evenings are also up to the mark. From spellbinding theatre to side-splitting comedy, intimate restaurants to chic café-bars, and action films to art house cinema, Durham City has entertainment galore - don't miss the city's prime entertainment venue, the Gala Theatre.

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4 Star Guesthouse accommodation by AA and Visit England
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