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Welcome to The Hillrise Guest House

We are a small friendly-run Guest House with a very high standard of accommodationwith a 3 star registration where you can be certain of a warm welcome and home cooked food.

The Hillrise B&B is conveniently situated 250 metres from the A1(M) Junction 61 (Bowburn/Peterlee A177 turnoff) and approximately 4 miles from Durham City centre, see map, we are ideally situated for both the business person and the Holiday maker with easy access to all the main routes around the county and beyond. Parking is available at the front and the side of the building. For guests using public transport. Bowburn is served by several bus routes resulting in a frequent service the quickest of which will get you to or from Durham City centre in around 15 minutes!

Most of the rooms have en suite facilities,and all have colour television and hospitality tray. As part of the home from home atmosphere we try to create in our Bed and Breakfast Guest House we offer arriving guests a refreshing cup of tea or coffee and cakes in our Guest lounge after your journey. The lounge may be used by Guests at any time as may the patio area outside the dining room. An ideal place to relax on a warm summer evening. Hillrise operates a no smoking policy throughout the building and thel patio area may also be used by smokers. Free WiFi Facility available, just ask us for the password.

The city centre of Durham is surrounded on three sides by a meander in the River Wear forming a peninsular at the base of which is the Market place and main shopping area of the city with a good mix of national and local independent stores plus many resturants and cafes to suit all tastes and pockets. Add to this the buskers and entertainers and it is certainly a lively. All this creates interesting contrasts with the hustle and bustle of the Shops and the peace and tranquility of the river bank just a few metres apart.

river Wear The Tranquility of the River bank. These two Photographs were taken just miutes apart and their locations are just a few metres apart. For the best of both worlds Come to Durham!


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Book a Room or Buy the Guest House!

We are now looking to fully retire and have put the business up for sale so if you've had enough of commuting, looking for a career change or just want to do something different then this could be for you. Alternatively you may know of someone who would be interested. Either way just contact us or for more details use the link to our Estate Agent. We look forward to handing over this successful business. We will keep trading until it sells.

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Hillrise Front View

Market Place

Durham Market place on a busy Saturday Morning.