Former seat of the Prince Bishops of the county palatine, Durham is a spectacular cathedral city with an amazing heritage. Narrow cobbled streets wind their way around the rocky peninsula leading up to the majestic Norman cathedral and castle. The cathedral and castle not only dominate the skyline, they are also a designated World Heritage Site.
Durham is a small and compact city, and everything is within easy walking distance. Just minutes from the bustling centre, you can enjoy the tranquility of leafy riverside footpaths along the banks of the River Wear, or the changing seasonal displays at the Botanic Garden. The Oriental and Archeological Museums hold fascinating collections of international significance, as well as offering key insights into local history.
For the more energetic, why
not take a boat out on the river, enjoy a round of golf at Mount Oswald
Golf Course, or admire the breathtaking view from the top of the
Hidden gems abound across the city, and never fail to delight the visitor. Why not pay a visit to medieval Crook Hall, or explore the ruins of Finchale Priory?Durham's bustling selection of riverside cafes, bars and restaurants await you at the end of the day, and provide the perfect location to relax and get away from it all.