In a nutshell: Freeman’s Quay is Durham’s main public leisure centre. In the city centre itself, it is within easy walking distance for most people and includes a swimming pool and gym, as well as exercise classes.
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 6.30am – 10.30pm, Saturday & Sunday 8.00am – 7.30pm
Admission prices: A dip in the pool costs £3.50 for students, while an annual term membership (including gym, pool and classes) costs £300 if you use the promotion code ‘StATe2014’ on their website.
Best feature: The sauna and tepid rooms are a pleasant addition when you need a break from doing all those lengths!
Worst feature: The changing rooms could be a little cleaner and smell a little nicer!
Telephone no.: 0191 301 8306