The River Wear loops around the Romanesque Durham Cathedral and Norman Durham Castle. North of the castle, 13th-century, medieval Crook Hall is home to gardens and a maze. South of the river, Durham University offers a Botanic Garden with woodland and tropical plants, and the Oriental Museum exhibiting Asian, Egyptian and Middle Eastern artefacts.
If you like to get outdoors and active then escape to the countryside and discover the breathtaking surroundings of the Durham Dales and North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, enjoying festivals and events, games, parks, fishing, cycling, boating, golf, watersports and much more.
~Food and Drinks in Durham~
Durham have a huge range of options for food and drink, including historic classic pubs offering a range of locally brewed real ales, beautiful stylish restaurants, hidden gems in the countryside.
From fine dining and afternoon tea to pop-up markets and humble street food, Durham is packed with options to suit any mood offering any and every cuisine you can think of.
Delicious coffee, exquisite cake, and an unmissable brunch, all served in a beautifully renovated 17th century townhouse
The Head of Steam pub provides you with the best home cooked food and the finest selection of beers, ales and spirits from around the world.
~Shopping, Health & Wellbeing in Durham~
Make sure to discover Durham’s diverse neighbourhoods, from tranquil suburbs to central areas full of shopping, entertainment and dining options.
Durham has independent shops dotted throughout the city, though there are some streets with more shops than others. There are also a number of specialist shops, including jewellers, art galleries, toy stores, antiques dealers and seaside gift shops, as well as countless boutiques.
~Shop I Eat I Stay I See I Do in Durham~
~Latest Durham Lifestyle & Culture News~
Ushaw, Durham’s historic house, chapels and gardens, welcomes multi award-winning and Grammy nominated British choir Tenebrae to perform in St Cuthbert’s Chapel…
Councillors and stakeholders are to be given the opportunity to contribute to a review of the future of a treasured regimental collection. Durham County Council is holding a meeting next week at which its members and invited interested parties will be given the chance to feed into the review of options for the display and […]
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A fun-filled summer awaits County Durham youngsters with more than 100 free activities with healthy food lined up for the school holidays. Following on from successful schemes over Easter and spring half-term, the Fun and Food programme will return this summer to offer a variety of activities and healthy food during the school holidays. The […]
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Richard Holden, Member of Parliament for North West Durham and Paul Howell, MPs for Sedgefield today raised with Rt Hon. Michael Gove MP, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, their desire to see County Durham as a prime site for future jobs as tens of thousands of civil servants are planned to move out of […]
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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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