Welcome to Durham
Durham is an amazing county - explore breathtaking scenery, discover award-winning attractions and enjoy world-class exhibitions, festivals and events. From city breaks to coast and countryside escapes - a warm welcome awaits.
Durham City is home to one of the most recognisable landmarks in the UK, majestic Durham Cathedral. Together with adjacent Durham Castle, this UNESCO World Heritage Site forms one of the most stunning city panoramas in Europe.
The county is home to many more treasures too; step back in time at fascinating heritage attractions, or seek out hidden gems in market towns and villages. Relax and enjoy peace and tranquillity, or get outdoors and active with walking and cycling routes revealing unforgettable views.
Don’t miss the UK’s largest light festival, Lumiere, which returns in 2015.
And when it’s time to refuel you’ll be spoilt for choice with award-winning eateries and delicious local produce.