Durham is one of Roadchef's smaller services, located on a quiet corner of the motorway network.
Catering: Costa, McDonald's, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme Shops: WHSmith Main Amenities: Ecotricity electric vehicle charging point, Jackpot £500, Meeting Room, Showers Motel: Days Inn Forecourt: Shell, Select, Deli by Shell, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue
First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £12 and HGVs, caravans and coaches £24, or £26 to include a £10 food voucher.
Prices are paid using PayByPhone - more details or in the shop or restaurant. The location code is 5274.
The fees are strictly enforced by CP Plus.
Operators (Official Websites):
Trivia and History
Part of the foyer in 2003.
The services opened on 23 August 1994. It was known in planning as 'Bowburn services'.
Although the services were built like most Roadchefs at the time, it is on a smaller scale as it was only intended to be a cheap development that filled a gap in provision on the A1(M). That gap was first highlighted in the 1960s, and various online services were proposed then and since.
The services were the first to get a Wimpy, which was Roadchef's first High Street brand. This was placed at the far back of the small central area which the services are built around.
The filling station was originally run by Fina, later Total.
Planning permission for a Costa Drive Thru here was granted in 2017 and will be built and open soon.
| Scotch Corner (27 miles)|
Barton Park Truckstop (21 miles)
|Services on the A1(M)||Washington (11 miles)|
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