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Quiet Treasure

Met friends and enjoyed coffee and homemade coffee cake. Moist and so tasty. Plenty to entice the... read more

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mags616
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Old But Nice Surrounds, Pleasant meeting Meal Surrounds

Nice Sunday, or Weekday out, We took my Wife's DAD out for a snack and Coffee, Surrounds very... read more

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Denwar1
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed today

Met friends and enjoyed coffee and homemade coffee cake. Moist and so tasty. Plenty to entice the weak willed, cheese scones, shortbread biscuits and a variety of homemade cakes. If I had time I would have stayed for lunch as the soup, quiche and sandwiches...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed today

Nice Sunday, or Weekday out, We took my Wife's DAD out for a snack and Coffee, Surrounds very pleasant, Plenty to see after tea, Nice gental walk round area. Lots of history to this visit if you have time to take it in, Do go...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Denwar1
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited xmas tree festival ,23 wonderful fun musical xmas trees in this beautiful historic setting .Each tree is a different xmas carol theme .£5 entrance but membership lasts a year ,fantastic café only disappointment was the coffee very cold, but the rest is a treat...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FireAlan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ushaw College is an easy drive from the centre of Durham, though do read their website which recommends a different SAT NAV postcode to direct you to the correct entrance and which works perfectly, along with the clear road signs. The real gem is the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Adrian P
Reviewed 29 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank tribewardmk
Reviewed 27 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
3  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

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank valerie4135
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Hugo M
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ChristineD1800
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!
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