With its iconic Cathedral and Castle World Heritage Site, Durham City is the jewel in the crown of an extraordinary county.
The Gala Theatre is housed in a striking building. This state-of-the-art, spacious theatre offers events all year round, and features a comfortable café-bar and two cinema screens. The Gala even has its own theatre company to champion local talent.
The DLI Museum remains one of the North of England's finest military museums. It tells the story of one of the most famous County Regiments in the British Army - the Durham Light Infantry, County Durham's own Regiment. More importantly, it tells the story of ordinary people who lived extraordinary lives.
Durham Cathedral is known not only for its architecture but also for its incomparable setting, and was one of Britain's first World Heritage Sites. It is also recognisable as one of the settings for the Harry Potter films. If you can manage it, the tiring 364 step climb up to the top of the tower is well worth the effort.
This local history museum is housed in a historic church close to the cathedral. The exhibition tells the story of Durham from the 10thC to the present day using displays, artefacts, models and videos. The museum has a programme of regularly changing temporary exhibitions, brass rubbing is available and there is a gift shop with refreshments.
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