Travelling around Durham
Located on the banks of the attractive River Wear is the glorious city of Durham. With a fine university and surely one of the finest cathedrals in the world, Durham is sure to keep even the most demanding visitor happy. Durham and its corner of the North East has so much in store for residents and visitors alike. You can visit the cathedral, of course, and then visit the castle, take a walk along the riverside, visit a museum and end the day at the theatre.
Getting around Durham is quick and easy, Board a bus to the historic sights of nearby Bishop Auckland, the bright city lights of Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Sunderland, Hartlepool and many more places besides.
No visit to Durham could possibly be complete without paying a visit to its famous landmark, Durham Cathedral. Built in 1093, the cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the finest examples of Romanesque architecture in the whole of Europe. The architecture is simply breath-taking and there are plenty of exhibitions (including a LEGO replica of the cathedral) to keep the whole family happy.
If you’re still hungry for history after all that then head along to Raby Castle. Set in 200 acres of parkland, it is one of the finest and best-preserved medieval castles in the country. There’s also a tearoom and gift shop, and entry to the castle is free. If shopping is more your thing, then head to the city centre and stop at the Prince Bishops Shopping Centre for a wide selection of high street and independent shops.