VISITORS planning to explore County Durham can do just that while basing themselves at a restored historical building.

Durham and the surrounding area are renowned for their many visitor attractions, from the imposing 11th century cathedral to the award-winning Beamish Open Air Museum.

And now there’s a new reason to head to the area, with the opportunity to stay in one of 12 luxury, serviced apartments created from what was once the Durham County Club.

52 Old Elvet is a Grade II listed building dating back to the 1700s, which is minutes away from the city centre and is perfect for anyone wanting a home away from home.

It offers a range of one and two bedroomed apartments – all named after Durham’s famed Prince Bishops – with each one having a lounge, fully equipped kitchen and stylish bathroom.

The property is being managed by Durham Boutique Apartments and stays are available for four nights or more.

For further information or to book visit www.durhamboutique.com.