Locations of Interest
Home of University College students and the M.C.R., the castle has a huge amount of history associated with it since its construction in 1072 AD. Structurally the castle is a fantastic building offering views from the peninsula all over Durham.
The cathedral sits across Palace Green from the Castle as a magnificent building. It's possible to climb the spiral starcases to the pinnacle of the tallest tower for fantastic views. Inside the cathedral are beautiful illustrations and carvings. Well worth a visit.
The Marketplace is located in the middle of Durham's main shopping area; surrounded by the major banks and the Town Hall. In the centre can be found a statue of Neptune erected in 1729. On Saturdays the outdoor retail market is available and on the third Thursday of every month a farmers market is held.
The indoor market is located off the market place next to the town hall. Inside the victorian structure a large range of shops can be found including a bakers, butchers, fishmongers and more. Typically open open Monday to Saturday 9am-5pm.
The Botanic Garden is located above Collingwood College, in the vicinity of South Road and the Science Site. The gardens boast outdoor areas with themes such as the Sakura Grove, open meadows and indoor greenhouses with some of the more tropical plants. Entry is free with your campus card and it is well worth a visit for leisure or for a bit of peace and quiet whilst you work.