Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham England

Frankland Lane, Durham DH1 5TL, England

Telephone:  +011 44 191 580 2060

This modern riverfront hotel is an 11-minute walk from Durham train station and a 13-minute walk from the 11th-century Durham Cathedral. The chic rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and tea and coffee-making equipment. Upgraded rooms and suites add river and cathedral views, Nespresso machines and/or complimentary breakfast. Room service is available. Amenities include a contemporary Italian restaurant and a stylish bar that offers traditional afternoon tea. There’s also a spa, an indoor pool and a whirlpool, plus a fitness centre and a sauna.