Attractions and Places to Visit in Durham
Durham has got something to offer everyone, from great museums to spectacular gardens, from oldest to the newest state of art structures, from beautiful green landscapes to tranquil riverside views Durham is providing a great spot for visit and tours to the whole world. Take a tour around and you'll see the freshness and beauty of great Durham.
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England, lies within a loop of River Wear. This city has countless beautiful and historical places which attract a large number of tourists every year. Durham Castle, Durham Cathedral, The Beamish Museum, Raby Castle, The Bowes Museum and one of the largest waterfall of UK ‘The High Force’ are great and most famous places to visit.
The city owns some of the world’s beautiful and historical old structures and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A very attractive and one of the Europe’s greatest medieval buildings in the city which is called Durham Cathedral is also a great venue for visiting. Built 900 years ago Durham Castle was specially designed to protect the borders of England and is now serving the country with one of the World’s top 100 universities ‘The Durham University’. The university is an attractive place for visitors and is a world class institution and is the home of thousands of students. If you are hungry of knowledge and information then you must visit the university's Oriental Museum and the Botanic Gardens which are also one of the most visited places in Durham.
The beauty of the city is doubled with the River Wear passing through the city and provides lovely opportunities for fishing, boating, kayaking & canoeing, cruising and rowing activities to the visitors. The riverside is always a beautiful venue for leisurely walks, activities and a day out with family. If you want to discover how the life was in Durham in 1800’s and 1900’s you must visit the open air museum The Beamish Museum.
To enjoy a great weekend in the lush green surroundings and woodlands with a touch of nature and wildlife in the UK’s largest waterfall is always a memorable outing. Visiting Durham is always a right decision for you and you will never regret your decision because of the beautiful, historical and large number of visiting venues.
Auckland Castle is 11th century marvel and one of the most important historical buildings in UK. The site still retains elements of the Medieval Park including bridges...
Binchester Roman Fort
Binchester Fort was probably established around 79 CE and was once the largest Roman fort in County Durham. Binchester Roman Fort gives you a glimpse of how the Romans lived here.
The 10 hectare university Botanic Garden is located amongst beautiful woodlands on the southern outskirts of Durham city. This place offers a wide variety of landscapes...
The Durham Castle is an 11th century historic fortress, palace and is now the home to the students of University College which is a part of Durham University. You can enjoy...
The cathedral was built in 1093 for the Shrine of St Cuthbert. Durham Cathedral has been a place of pilgrims, worshipers and a welcome place for over 700,000 people over a year.
Durham Museum & Heritage Centre
Durham Museum & Heritage Centre is located right in the centre of Durham City opposite to the east end of Durham Cathedral. The collections and displays include beautifully...
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Meet the Celebrity Chefs Headlining Bishop Auckland Food Festival
This year’s Bishop Auckland Food Festival, organized by Durham County Council, will feature a MasterChef champion and Great British Bake Off runner-up as Sunday headliners. The festival attracted a record 30,000 visitors last year and will take place on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 April. Attendees can expect a delightful weekend filled with mouth-watering food […]
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Uncover Crimes Across the Centuries at Beamish Museum
Visit Beamish Museum during February Half Term (18th to 26th February) to investigate crimes of the 1820s, early 1900s, 1940s and 1950s as the museum prepares to open its 1950s police houses later this year. Discover the story of renowned Georgian quilter Joseph Hedley who was murdered in 1826 in an appalling crime that shocked […]
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Celebrating the Bishop Auckland Food Festival with Celebrity Chefs
Organisers of the hugely popular Bishop Auckland Food Festival have confirmed a trio of celebrity chefs will headline the event’s Saturday line-up. The festival, run by Durham County Council, pulled in a record 30,000 visitors last year and returns to the town on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 April. A weekend of delicious food and […]
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Durham OnAir Launches on Freeview Channel 277
Durham OnAir, the local radio station for County Durham, has launched on a new free to air Digital TV Radio channel. UK Radio Portal launched nationally on 21st September, available on Freeview Channel 277. The interactive channel will give viewers easy access to a host of new and existing radio stations through their compatible Freeview […]
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Budding actors set to star in Brassed Off at Gala Durham
Six youngsters have been cast in Brassed Off, directed by Conrad Nelson. The production is based on the 1996 film about the troubles faced by a colliery brass band as it enters a national competition. The production is on at Gala Durham, which is run by Durham County Council, from Tuesday 6 September to Saturday […]
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