Location, location, location

The local lowdown on the retail therapy, friendly community, countryside escapes & great kids entertainment available to residents of Briar Row, DH1 5BF


  • 5 minutes walk from Marks and Spencer, Burger Priest, Sainsburys, Asda Living, Next and more at the Arnison Centre
  • Just across the road from La Spada, an excellent local Italian restaurant and bar
  • Framwellgate Moor's Front Street features a number of local businesses from hairdressers and beauty salons to cafes, restaurants and bars as well as a doctor's surgery and dentist.
  • 1 minute walk from buses to Chester-le-Street/Newcastle or Durham
  • 5 minutes drive from Finchale Priory, Adventure Valley, Waldridge Fell, Durham City Centre, University Hospital North Durham
  • Situated just north of historic Durham, 10 mins drive from the A1, 20 mins from Newcastle and 10 miles from the coast, this area has a lot to recommend it

With an M&S Food Hall and Sainsburys within walking distance of Briar Row, the Arnison Centre will cater to all your shopping and eating needs


Residents of Briar Row will be 5 minutes walk from this hugely successful retail arena. Shops and eateries on site including Marks and Spencers, Next, Sainsburys, Asda Living, Costa, Greggs, Priest Burgers, KFC, McDonalds, Smyths Toys, Pets at Home, Nike, The Works and Lidl.

School Catchment Area


Briar Row is within walking distance of a number of popular local schools. Younger children can attend the excellent Framwellgate Moor Primary School from nursery age. Other primary options including the Catholic St Godric's, Newton Hall and Finchale Schools. For older children aged 11-18 the nearby Framwellgate School has seen a recent surge in popularity fuelled by an ambitious new headteacher. Slightly further afield Briar Row residents can also apply to the highly sought-after Durham Johnston Comprehensive School which also offers a Sixth Form education. School leavers and adults are within walking distance of New College Durham's array of vocational courses.