Ushaw Historic House, Chapels and Gardens
Rich Local History
Ushaw Historic House, Chapels and Gardens are a picturesque sight in the North East of England. Located near Durham, Ushaw is a beautiful estate with an impressive history. The house was once owned by Catholic families for many centuries until it was acquired by the Catholic Church in 1808. It is still used as a seminary to this day.
The gardens at Ushaw are some of the most impressive in the region, featuring carefully maintained gardens with a variety of plants and trees. The grounds also include two chapels – one dedicated to St Cuthbert and another to St Peter – as well as several monuments, statues, ponds and fountains. Visitors can wander around the grounds, taking in the sights of Ushaw’s beautiful landscape.
Ushaw Historic House is a significant part of Durham's history and culture, providing visitors with a glimpse into its past. It offers an insight into Britain's Catholic heritage while also helping preserve it for future generations. As such, Ushaw Historic House, Chapels and Gardens have become a popular destination for tourists, students and researchers alike.
The grounds of Ushaw Historic House are home to a range of flora and fauna, making it an excellent place for nature lovers to explore. Here, visitors can find a variety of plants and trees – from wildflowers and shrubs to majestic oaks and chestnut trees - as well as many species of wildlife. Guests can also take in the beauty of Ushaw's two stunning chapels, dedicated to St Cuthbert and St Peter respectively. The surrounding monuments, statues, ponds and fountains further add to the peaceful atmosphere of this historical site.
By visiting the Cathedral City of Durham and Ushaw Historic House Chapels and Gardens, you can not only see Durham's rich history but also take in its beauty. From guided tours of our beautiful gardens to an exploration of the house itself, there is something for everyone at Ushaw Historic House Chapels and Gardens. Whether you are a budding historian or simply seeking some peace and quiet, this site has something to offer all who visit. Come and explore the past - and enjoy a day out with nature!
For more information about Ushaw Historic House Chapells & Gardens please visit www.ushawhousesgarden.co.uk or call +44 (0) 191 268 5500 for details about planning your visit today! We look forward to seeing you soon!
We hope that you will find visiting Ushaw Historic House, Chapels and Gardens an interesting and enjoyable experience. Our experienced tour guides and experts will help you learn more about the history of this incredible site while providing an unbeatable day out in beautiful surroundings.
Discover the fascinating history of Ushaw Historic House, Chapels and Gardens with our interactive displays and audio tours that provide a unique insight into life during different eras. Enjoy spectacular views from the house’s balconies and gardens, or simply enjoy some peace and quiet amongst the ancient trees on the grounds.
When you're done exploring inside, take a stroll around one of our many trails through the surrounding woodland, or take a leisurely canoe ride on our lake. There is something for everyone at Ushaw Historic House Chapels and Gardens, so why not come and see for yourself?
During the summer months, our house and gardens offer spectacular floral displays bursting with colour and texture. Our grounds are also home to a variety of wildlife, including birds, deer and foxes that can often be spotted roaming around.
Events & Activities
We have a full range of activities and events throughout the year, including outdoor theatre performances in the summer months. We also host a number of family-friendly activities such as Easter egg hunts, talks from experts on local history or nature walk around the grounds.
For those who would like to explore more widely, Ushaw Historic House is just a short drive away from Durham City Centre where you can enjoy all that this vibrant city has to offer.
We are proud of our commitment to sustainability and heritage; we promote a ‘green’ lifestyle in all aspects of our work, including growing our own produce in the garden which is used in the café on site. We also have an education programme that provides learning experiences about local history, conservation and ecology for school groups.
At Ushaw Historic House, Chapels and Gardens you can explore over 500 years of history and soak up the atmosphere of this beautiful place. Whatever your interest or age group, there is something here for everyone to enjoy! Another place worth a visit if you are in the area is Durham Museums and Galleries, a must for anyone that appreciates the rich culture that Durham has to offer.
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