Durham View breaks >>
Durham is one of the north’s most popular destinations in one of the most unspoilt pockets of the country, providing a unique visiting spot. The River Wear forms a loop that contains the city centre, the Cathedral and the Castle, providing spectacular views as you approach. The river offers a perfect area for countryside walks, or you could hire a rowing boat and cruise gently along to admire the skyline the city creates.
Durham CathedralAn instantly recognisable image, this is a symbol of the north-east of England. A breathtaking location, and fantastic architecture, it is arguably England’s greatest Norman building and is one of Britain’s first World Heritage Sites.
Durham CastleHome to University College, this was the Bishops of Durham principal palace. Although 100 students live here, it is also a registered museum, with the tiny Norman chapel an outstanding feature and was commissioned by King William the Conqueror.
Crook Hall GardensWith walled gardens, fountain, orchard, maze and pool, set in 4 acres, this Medieval hall with Jacobean drawing room and turrets is worth a visit. Adhorned with floral displays, this beautiful location is said to be haunted.
Botanic GardenAt Durham University there are unusual plants and inhabitants from the different environments being recreated from around the world, you can choose to sit and absorb the beauty or wander through the many different collections.
Oriental MuseumThis is the only museum with a pure and directed focus on archaeology and art of the Orient. Introducing the cultures and history of the people. The collections of Chinese Artefacts are said to be one of the largest found anywhere in Europe.
Old Fulling Mill MuseumWas central to Durham's cloth-making but home now to Durham University's Museum of Archaeology. Displaying a great impression of the North-East history and across Europe, with finds from Anglo-Saxon, Tudor, Roman and Medieval times.
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