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Overall rating: 4.3 out of 5
My stay was great I had planned to stay 6 weeks but got called away to work up the country but the avenue in was ideal a…
Mark - Mar 14
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  • Bar
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking (throughout)
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Check-in: 5:30 PM till 10:30 PM

Check-out: 10:30 AM

Children Policy: Children welcome
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pet Policy: Dogs

Cancellation Policy

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Payment At Property

Cash (Sterling), Credit card, Debit card

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  • Support for the Mobility Impaired
    Due to the design of the building it may be unsuitable for people with mobility difficulties as all rooms are accessed via stairs and we are unable to install a lift or stair lift
  • Support for the Visually Impaired
    Our staff will be pleased to assist people with visual impairments by listing available drinks etc.
  • Support for the Hearing Impaired
    We currently do not have hearing inductions loops.


Visit Britain 2 Stars Inn

The Avenue Inn is a traditional inn in the peaceful village of High Shincliffe, two miles from Durham city centre. Awarded two stars by the English Tourist Board, it offers quality accommodation and a friendly welcome.

The Avenue Inn is ideally located for exploring the historic sites of Durham with its famous cathedral, castle and botanical gardens.

Within an hour's drive of the Avenue Inn you can be walking on the moors, strolling on the beach or shopping till you drop. Apart from the Cathedral and Castle, there are many attractions in the area including Beamish Open Air Museum, Hadrian's Wall, Hamsterley Forest, Raby Castle, Barnard Castle and, for the shoppers, the Metro Centre.

The inn has eight well-appointed bedrooms, four of which have en-suite facilities. Guests are made very welcome by the locals and you may have the chance to join in a weekly quiz night or a friendly darts and dominoes league.

Our accommodation is room only and we do not serve lunchtime or evening meals.

Please Note: We are a No-Smoking property. Pets are allowed by arrangement.

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Visit Britain 2 Stars Inn