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Durham Riverside Apartments Information


Kingsgate and Elvet are two luxury self-catering apartments in the heart of Durham City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The luxury apartments offer an unrivalled location on the banks of the River Wear with just a few minutes walking distance to the Cathedral, Castle, University, shops and restaurants. Overlooking the river, they provide a spacious alternative to a hotel or guest house whilst offering all the luxury and amenities of a hotel suite for the perfect self-catering break. The properties are ideal for families or guests visiting the University, a romantic break for two or travellers wishing to enjoy the sights of Durham City. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or relax with a Nespresso coffee or pot of tea while you sit outside on the decked terrace and unwind, watching the rowing boats. Both apartments have free secure parking, unlimited WiFi and children under 2 years are free. Kingsgate is a luxury 2-bedroom, ground floor apartment located at St Andrew's Court, overlooking the river and Kingsgate Bridge, an iconic concrete foot-bridge, personally designed in 1963 by Sir Ove Arup, the design engineer of The Sydney Opera House. There are 2 bedrooms, a master with king sized bed and comfy memory foam mattress coupled with an en suite and a twin room with 2 single beds, also with memory foam mattresses. Elvet is a luxury 2-bedroom duplex apartment with views of the river and Elvet bridge, a Grade I listed building and a mediaeval masonry arch bridge built in the late 12th century. The master bedroom has a king sized bed and en suite bathroom with a further generous double bedroom with a double bed. The beds are prepared with crisp white 800TC Egyptian Cotton linen, with seasonal goose feather duvets. Wrap yourself in a plush bathrobe and make the most of the floor to ceiling windows perfectly placed to enjoy the river views with a morning coffee. You'll find fluffy white towels in the bathrooms with complimentary toiletries.

The first apartment was originally purchased for our son who was studying law at Durham University and was offered as holiday accommodation during the summer break to the academic year. We soon realised the demand for such a centrally located venue for other visiting parents and so the second apartment came to fruition. We now take pleasure in ensuring that our guest receive a 5-star welcome and aim to make their stay with us as relaxing as possible. ***Please note that the apartments are located in the city centre and adjacent to several bars. As a university city students will celebrate various achievements throughout the year loudly.***

Cleaning and safety

  • Professionally cleaned
  • Disinfected between stays
  • Rooms sealed after cleaning
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing
  • Staff protective clothing
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed to local guidelines
  • Linens washed above 60°C/140°F
  • Mattress and pillow protectors
  • Washable duvet covers
  • No shared stationery
  • First aid kit
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature checks (staff)
  • Sanitised tableware
  • Wrapped breakfast


  • 24h reception
  • Books, DVD, games
  • Free high speed internet
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Elevator
  • Lounge
  • High speed internet
  • WiFi internet
  • Meet & greet service
  • Cleaning service
  • Terrace
  • Ice machine
  • Fire alarms with lights
  • Designated smoking area
  • Kitchen/kitchenette
  • CCTV outside property


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking
  • Secure parking

Children's Facilities

  • Highchairs

Business Facilities

  • Desk working station

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Archery
  • Bird watching
  • Boating
  • Cricket
  • Fishing
  • Fly fishing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Golf - driving range
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Shopping
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Theatre
  • Walking
  • Wild life


  • Check in
    15:00 (Reception open 24 hours)
    Early check-in available on request
  • Check out
    Late check-out available on request
  • Child Policy
    Children welcome
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    No pets
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties not allowed
Booking Terms and Conditions


Both apartments are on street level for easy access with Kingsgate being on one level in its entirety. There is a lift from the underground secure garage to assist guests reaching the street level and the egress to the terrace over the river is also on the same level. Please note that the apartments are located in the city centre and adjacent to several bars. As a university city students will celebrate various achievements throughout the year loudly.


  • Road from Outside Durham (2.0 miles)
    From A1(M) junction 62 follow A690 to Durham City Centre. At first roundabout travel straight ahead; at second roundabout turn left and over the River Wear. Continue through traffic lights, then turn take the next immediate right into St Andrew's Court underground car park entrance (green door). The side access road is opposite the Three tuns public house on the corner of Cooplands bakery and the University Elvet Riverside building. The road is red tarmac sloping downhill towards a green garage door.
  • Train from Station (1.0 miles)
    Walk downhill from railway station, towards the City Centre, continue ahead at the main roundabout, over the river Wear, staying on the path leading up a slope. Cross the road towards the market place and walk down the slope turning right at main roundabout at the base of the slope. Continue through the traffic lights and take your first right hand turn after the Half Moon public house and before the University Library. If you are travelling by train the apartment is only a five minute taxi ride
  • Bus from Outside the city (0.1 miles)
    If you are travelling by bus, then the apartments are located across the road from the County Hotel. If you need further direction it is behind Cooplandss bakery, next to Durham University library and approximately 100 yards from the Police station.

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