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Visit Durham

Visit Durham

Durham is a beautiful, historic city in the North East of England.

Cottages close to Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral

Durham is probably best known for the University and Durham Cathedral, both of which are well worth visiting during your break in the north east of England.

Local suppliers, traditional Durham pubs

Lots of Events

The monthly Farmers' Market is a welcome addition to Durhams events calendar. Here you will find fresh local specialities. In the Spring and Summer, stunning floral displays adorn the City.

Durham River on the banks of the Wear

Natural Beauties

The City lies on the banks of the River Wear, which are favourite areas for walks. If you don't fancy walking you could hire a rowing boat on the river or take the 'Prince Bishop' river cruiser for a gentle trip along the river. Durham Regatta is another busy local event when teams of rowers race along the river.

Visit Beamish Museum

Beamish Museum

Many popular places are easily reached from Durham, making it an ideal touring base. The largest open-air museum in England is to be found at Beamish where you can see life as it was at the beginning of the last century.

Durham Castle Tours

Castles & Museums

Now home to the students of University College, Durham Castle is a registered museum as well as a vibrant living and working community. Further afield, fine art treasures can be seen at the Bowes Museum, a French-style chateau in Barnard Castle.

Watch Durham County Cricket

County Cricket

If you're into sport, the Durham County Cricket Club is a great day out, especially now it has become an official England cricket team venue.



Famous for its nightlife, Newcastle is a vibrant visitor destination.

Visit Newcastle Monument

Grey's Monument

Grey's Monument is a Grade I listed monument to Charles Grey and is in the centre of Newcastle city near the main shopping high streets.
Angel of the North

Angel of the North

Closer to Newcastle you will find The Metrocentre, great for shopping! In Gateshead you will see the Angel of the North above the motorway - a huge welded structure which has become a symbol of the region.
Newcastle Chinatown


Newcastle's Chinatown on Stowell Street was founded in 1978 and continues to host vibrant New Year celebrations each January.


The northern-most county of England with lots of beauties to behold.

Cottages near Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Castle is a castle and stately home in the town of Alnwick famous for its inclusion in the recent Harry Potter films. Alwick gardens lie adjacent to the Castle and are a great day out for the family.
Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian's Wall is a spectacular World Heritage Site and is the most popular tourist attraction in Northern England.
Whitley Bay

Whitley Bay

Whitley Bay is a small seaside town located on the north east coast of England with St. Mary's Lighthouse amongst its hidden gems.
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