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Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in Durham?
If your trip to Durham is all sorted out but your itinerary is looking a bit empty, we can give you a helping hand.Close to the city center, Durham Cathedral is one attraction you might like to add to your to-do list. Durham Castle and Gala Theatre Durham are also a stone’s throw away and worth a pit stop.
What are the best road trip destinations near Durham?
The beauty of having your own set of wheels is that you can travel anywhere, anytime. Make the most of your freedom by checking out all that there is to do in Darlington. It’s just 17 miles away. Croft Circuit should be at the top of your to-do list here. The Northern Echo Arena and Raby Castle are fantastic attractions too. Located 18 miles away, Stockton-on-Tees is another popular tourist destination. If you stop by, be sure to check out Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough Theatre and Stewart Park.
Where are the best beaches near Durham?
Fill up your tank, put on some tunes and get ready to feel the warm, salty air on your face. Durham has some fantastic stretches of coastline, such as:

  • Blast Beach (11 miles away).
  • Hawthorn Hive Beach (11 miles away).
  • North Sands (16 miles away).

What kind of rental car should I get for Durham?
With your own ride, Durham is your oyster. People travel to this alluring city for loads of reasons, and here at CarRentals.com we have a different car for each of them. A key priority for large families is space. Depending on the size of the family, that could mean anything from a full-size car to an SUV. Budget-conscious travelers usually opt for the affordability of our smaller vehicles, such as a mini or compact car. If you’d like to attract a few admiring glances in Durham, you could even peruse our special category for a ride that’ll make any car aficionado weak at the knees.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Durham?
You’ll be glad to hear that there’s a great range of luxurious rental vehicles in Durham. What you end up going for is largely dependent on what you’re willing to spend and the activities you’ve got planned. Prestige vehicles are all about comfort and class. If you want to treat yourself, why not pick up an elite SUV, or perhaps a flashy mid-sized vehicle? On the other hand, if you just need something to whiz around town in as efficiently as possible, go for a versatile compact vehicle (or something else that won’t burn a hole in your pocket).
What side of the road do they drive on in Durham?
Drivers stay on the left side of the road in Durham. If you’re planning to rent a ride here, take note that the driver’s seat will be on the right. It could take a bit to get the hang of!
Is it difficult to park in Durham?
It’s relatively easy to find a car space in Durham, although it can be a challenge to nab a spot in the biggest and busiest streets. Staying at a hotel with a parking lot will make things easier.
Does Durham have peak-hour traffic?
As with many destinations, the roads are usually busier just before and after work during the week. However, with a population of about 45,700, traffic jams aren’t a big problem in Durham.
Are there speed limits in Durham?
While navigating through the streets of Durham, keep in mind that the speed limits range from 30mph to 70mph. Residential areas are 30mph unless indicated otherwise.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Durham?
Generally, your rental car company will charge the amount stated on the fine to your credit card, including local taxes and surcharges. Alternatively, they may supply your information to local law enforcement agencies, who’ll then send a fine straight to you.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Durham?
As with many places, standard cell phone usage is not permitted while driving a car in Durham. An exception applies for hands-free or Bluetooth functions. Just make sure you stay focused on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Durham?
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit when driving in Durham is 0.08%. If you’re planning a big night on the town, leave the car behind and organize another way of getting home instead.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Durham?
Turning on a red light is a big no-no in Durham. Always keep an eye on traffic signs and lights so you don’t breach any traffic laws.
Are seat belts compulsory in Durham?
Seat belts have to be worn in Durham. That being said, the rule may differ for some vehicles, like those operated by public transportation systems.

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