Browns Rowing Boats

Since the 1900’s Brown’s Rowing Boats has been the place to hire a rowing boat. Our traditional hand built rowing boats are available for a leisurely row along the River Wear in the heart of Durham City.

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Offering spectacular views of historic Durham city, Cathedral, castle and bridges and even a chance to feed the ducks up close.

 Whether it’s a treat for all the family or a romantic afternoon with your partner, hiring a row boat is a great way to enjoy the wonderful surroundings of Durham.


            Enjoy the tranquility of the river with nothing but the sound of oar blades dipping in the water, if you are lucky you might see herons in their natural habitat.


 Opening times:

We are open Everyday including:

Weekends, Bank Holidays and School Holidays
Mid March to Late September.

10.00am-6.00pm ( last boat out 5.00pm )

Adult and children’s life jackets are available.
Rules and safety explained on the day
Dogs are welcome aboard.
Adult supervision required for under 16 years old


Hire Fees 2017        Adults £7.00    Children £4.50      Deposit £10.00

Family Ticket £20.00 ( 2 Adults and 2 Children )


Contact Us   Tel: 0191 3863779


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