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20 Aug 2018
“Well worth it!”
2 Jun 2017
“a lazy sunny afternoon”
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

I took my 6-year old out along the river and back. It was a wonderful way to spend an hour. Lifejackets are available and the river has plenty of space to get the hang of steering the boat if you're not used to it. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 2 June 2017

A beautiful afternoon for rowing down the river, well kept boats and lovley views. Reasonably priced at £6,50 per hour.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Spent a pleasant hour rowing along the river. £6.50 per adult was reasonable. Some nice views to be had whichever direction you go in

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank 13PhilipC
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Haven't been in a rowing boat for years. We sat looking at the lovely wooden ones and thought...why not..and I'm glad we did. It really was fun. Can't believe an hour passes so quickly. It was just lovely to float on the river, watch the...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank dnallot18
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We've been here a few times with our family and they love it each time. It's a lovely way to view a beautiful city. The guys that run it always have a smile for you and will always make sure you feel safe before you...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed the boat ride through the city, it was fun and a great experience. Paul was an excellent host, a young 36 year old charming man who has a tendency to name his boats after ex girlfriends and some apparently after dogs. Thank...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

Took a boat out on the river, lovely family day out, it was great value and good fun especially as the sun was shining and we had glorious weather. Durham is a beautiful city and this is an added attraction to suit families or couples....More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank al10190
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We went to Durham on a grey Sunday with our friends. We thought we would take our kids on the Rowing Boats we were a party of 6 it was fun we let the kids have a go at rowing. (we didn't get far while...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Mpa88
Reviewed 27 August 2016

I hire a boat from Browns regularly. 1-3 times a month between April and October. Their attention to safety and helpfulness is fantastic and they welcome us each time to lovely and sturdy boats that they have built themselves. A lifebuoy is provided if requested....More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Jean G
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Brown's Rowing Boats makes it easy to navigate rowing for the first time. 10 pounds deposit + 6 pounds per adult, and you're in the boat and on your way down the Wear River. There are beautiful perspectives of the castle and cathedral directly from...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Response from Jean G | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delay, only just seen this question. We find Brown's tend to stay open until about mid/end October. Probably roundabout the half-term holiday. It can depend on the weather, as both number of hirers and river level... More
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