Have your say in naming our new woodland area!

Woodland Planting Area at Ushaw

Throughout March, we planted 24,524 trees in our new woodland planting area and now we’re looking for naming suggestions from you!  Stage 1 – Complete the form below telling us your suggested name for the new woodland and why you are suggesting that name  Stage 2 – Ushaw will narrow down the suggestions to a shortlist of […]

Ushaw named Highly Commended finalist at the North East Tourism Awards

Ushaw was named a Highly Commended finalist for the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year Award at the 2024  North East Tourism Awards! After a successful 2023, where we reached over 100,000 visitors and added new elements to our business including our Bed & Breakfast stays. The awards play a major role in showcasing the […]

Historic England Awards £400,000 to Ushaw for Emergency Repair Works

St Aloysius Chapel. © Ushaw

Historic England has given £400,000 for emergency works to safeguard a fire-damaged former Catholic chapel in County Durham from further deterioration. In July 2023, Ushaw Historic House, Chapels & Gardens near Durham was the site of an arson attack, which resulted in significant damage to the east wing of the Grade II listed Junior House and to […]

Ushaw Shortlisted for Historic Houses Garden of the Year Award 2024

An arial view of the central flowerbeds

We’ve been shortlisted for Historic Houses Garden of the Year Award!  Since 2017, volunteers have been bringing the derelict gardens back to life. Known for its Rhododendrons, our gardens had become dominated by them at the expense of other features. From 2017 to 2021 the gardeners achieved the renovation without the aid of any decent machinery; everything […]

Volunteers help plant thousands of trees at North East landmark

Ushaw is going greener by planting thousands of new trees throughout its estate. The new woodland areas – equivalent in size to around 21 football pitches – will be created at Ushaw Historic House, Chapels & Gardens, which sits in the heart of the County Durham countryside. The areas will comprise of 24,524 new trees […]

Ushaw wins Historic Houses Collections Award 2023

Ushaw wins Historic House Collections Award 2023

Ushaw Historic House, Chapels & Gardens has been announced as the winner of the 2023 Historic Houses Collections Award, sponsored by Dreweatts. The award was introduced last year to honour the creators, owners, curators, researchers, and conservators who preserve, augment, restore and interpret the beautiful and significant objects on show inside historic houses up and […]