Adventure is closer than you think!

The Highfield Hotel is perfectly located to access the very best attractions in the North East. With immediate access to the a690 from the property a new experience is just a short drive away. Whether it’s a spot of retail therapy, exploring the coast & countryside or visiting a sporting event, you will find a Highfield perfectly placed.


Across the North-East we are spoilt for choice with excellent golf courses and clubs. From short par three courses to championship golf every level of golfer is covered. Below is just a few examples of great courses within a short distance of the hotel.

Houghton le Spring Golf Course – 1.9 miles

Sharply Golf Course – 3.8 miles

Ramside Hall Hotel – 3.2 miles

Cocken Lodge – 3.5 miles

Beamish Museum

Regional Resource Centre, Beamish DH9 0RG

Set in 300 acres of glorious countryside, Beamish is an open-air museum situated in Country Durham a short drive from the Highfield. Beamish is great for all ages and gives an immersive experience of North East history.

The Museum has a great calendar of events including the Great North Festival of Agriculture and festival of transport. It is well worth a visit throughout the year

Durham Cathedral & Castle

Durham City Centre is situated just 6 miles from the Highfield. The Cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and open to the public. Tackle the 325 steps for breath taking views of Durham City from the top of the cathedral.

Since its construction the Cathedral has been in continuous use for 900 years and remains a place of worship & pilgrimage.

Durham Heritage Coast

Just a short drive from the hotel is one of the finest coast lines in the UK with Heritage Coast status. Running from Sunderland to Hartlepool the coastal path runs through some of the best natural beauty the north east has to offer.

The coastal foot path running from Seaham to Crimdon is an 11 mile walk exploring grasslands and coastal deans.