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~
Durham County Council has made strides towards reducing plastic pollution and improving road safety in County Durham, having resurfaced more than 126,000 square metres of roads in the past year. The sustainable asphalt solution used in the resurfacing programme is helping to make the roads of Durham smoother and safer for longer. The solution, which […]
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The region’s largest local authority has been recognised for its for its forward-thinking work to improve employment opportunities for disabled people in County Durham. Durham County Council has once again been awarded Disability Confident Leader Level 3 status by the Department for Work and Pensions. As a Disability Confident Leader, the council aims to improve […]
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Since the start of the school year in September, New College Durham‘s students have demonstrated remarkable generosity by raising a total of £20,000 for charity. Additionally, they are continuing to show their altruism by collecting items for those in need in their local community during the festive season. In November, the Uniformed and Public Service […]
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With darker nights and more wintry weather, residents are being urged to report highways issues to help keep the county moving. Durham County Council is delivering its annual programme of work to maintain the county’s roads and footpaths, with teams from across the authority also on standby to deal with any emergencies caused by bad […]
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Essential works to a County Durham road have reached the next key phase of construction. Durham County Council closed the B6300, Browney Lane at Burnigill Bank, in July, to allow for repairs to slippage next to the East Coast Mainline, which runs adjacent to the road. The slippage resulted in extensive subsidence, causing the road […]
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