Durham City - steeped in history and home to one of the most stunning city panoramas in Europe
The Durham City skyline is one of the most stunning city panoramas in Europe dominated by Durham Castle and Durham Cathedral UNESCO World Heritage Site, widely recognised as the UK’s number one landmark. The city is home to many more treasures too. Explore fascinating museums, or take a scenic walk along the banks of the River Wear to medieval Crook Hall and its quintessentially English gardens. Stroll through the historic streets of Durham City where you’ll find high street favourites jostling for attention alongside independent retailers, boutiques and quirky craft shops in the shadow of Durham Cathedral. Meet craftspeople at work in Fowlers Yard, or discover more than 50 independent traders in the Victorian Durham Market Hall. And whether you want to dine out, call into a cosy pub or relax in a café, you’ll find lots on the menu to tempt your taste buds in Durham.
A view certain to take your breath away
The Durham City skyline is one of the most stunning city panoramas in Europe, dominated by Durham Castle and Durham Cathedral, which was recently named the UK’s number one landmark. Together they form Durham’s incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Take a tram ride in to the past
Hop on to a tram ride to the past at Beamish – The Living Museum of the North. This award-winning museum vividly brings the senses alive – you can touch, taste, see, hear and smell history here. Experience a real sense of your past at Beamish, and discover what life was like in North East England in the 1820s,1910s and 1940s.
Take some tranquil time out
Enjoy a relaxing stroll along the Durham City riverbanks for breathtaking views of Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle. Explore the cobbled city streets and discover independent retailers, boutiques and craft shops jostling for attention alongside big name brands. And when it’s time to refuel, you’ll find fantastic tea rooms, cafes and restaurants waiting to tempt your taste buds.