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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

Auckland Castle

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...
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Binchester Roman Fort

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.
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Botanic Garden

Botanic Garden

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...
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Durham Castle

Durham Castle

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...
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Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral

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.
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Durham Museum & Heritage Centre

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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~ Places to Visit in Durham ~

Visitors Welcomed To Binchester Roman Fort As It Reopens On July 1st

Visitors can once again discover what life was like in Roman times as a historic County Durham fort prepares to reopen. Binchester Roman Fort, cared for by Durham County Council, will be reopening to the public on Thursday, 1 July. Located on the outskirts of Bishop Auckland, the site will be open daily between 10am […]
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Durham’s Gala And Empire Theatres To Reopen After Renovations!

Two popular theatres in County Durham will reopen their doors next week, ready to welcome visitors back with a new look. Durham County Council has completed renovation work at the Gala Theatre, in Durham, and the Empire Theatre, in Consett, which will both reopen on Monday, 21 June. Over the last year, Consett’s Empire Theatre […]
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New Book Featuring The Roman Civilisation On County Durham’s Development To Be Released

A new book that is the first to detail the influence that Roman civilisation had on the development of County Durham is set to go on sale. Roman County Durham: The Eastern Hinterland of Hadrian’s Wall covers how the Romans’ network of roads, forts and farming communities formed a vital part of the infrastructure that […]
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A County Durham Mum Supports North East Charity In Memory Of Her Son

A County Durham mum who lost her teenage son in tragic circumstances has raised money to ensure nobody else has to go through the same anguish. Seventeen-year-old Will Bentham died suddenly last August after a cardiac arrest, having previously been diagnosed as suffering from gastroenteritis. And now his mother Lisa has been working to support […]
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Beamish Museum Launches Video Calls With Father Christmas

Beamish, The Living Museum of the North is bringing festive cheer to families during lockdown by launching video calls with Father Christmas. The open air museum has closed its doors due to the national COVID-19 restrictions but wanted to make sure children didn’t miss out on a chance to meet Father Christmas, a popular tradition […]
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