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Durham City

Durham Cathedral

Bill Bryson called it ‘a perfect little city’ and Condé Nast’s Traveller magazine readers voted it the ‘Best city in the UK’ – now Durham City warmly awaits your visit to receive another seal of approval.

Durham City

A captivating city with winding cobbled streets and a prominent peninsula crowned with the dramatic Cathedral and Castle World Heritage Site – one of the most stunning city panoramas in Europe. One of the finest cultural and historic destinations in the UK, Durham is a pleasure to explore and an easy choice for a short city break. In 2013, Durham Cathedral was voted the UK’s number one landmark in the travellers’ choice attraction awards, organised by Trip Advisor.

The quintessential old English University City, Durham has a wonderful timeless quality with rowing on the Wear and relaxing riverside walks, and yet buzzes with a vibrant contemporary culture with superb cafés, artisan workshops, boutiques, galleries and museums.

There’s plenty to see and do; watch the world go by in one of the city centre cafés, shop for gourmet treats, locally produced food or original crafts in an array of shops and markets. Enjoy a moment of reflection in the awe-inspiring Cathedral, find city-centre calm at Crook Hall and Gardens or explore the treasures of Durham University Oriental Museum.

Days in Durham are a hard act to follow, but we like to think our evenings are also up to the mark. From spellbinding theatre to side-splitting comedy, intimate restaurants to chic café-bars, and action films to art house cinema – Durham City has entertainment galore.

  • Durham City Map | PDF 653 Kb
  • Map of Durham City centre featuring attractions and Park and Ride locations.

Durham City highlights...

Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral

Welcome to Durham Cathedral, the greatest Norman building in England, perhaps even in Europe. It is cherished not only for its architecture but also for its incomparable setting. For this reason it was inscribed together with the Castle as one of Britain's first World Heritage Sites. It was...

Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral

Welcome to Durham Cathedral, the greatest Norman...

Gala Theatre and Cinema

Gala Theatre and Cinema

The centrepiece of Durham’s arts programme, the...

Durham Castle

Durham Castle

Durham Castle, together with the Cathedral, was...

Oriental Museum

Oriental Museum

The Oriental Museum is the only museum in...

DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery

DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery

The DLI Museum and Art Gallery has become one of...

Durham University Botanic Garden

Durham University Botanic Garden

Don't miss all that the Botanic Garden has to...

Taste Durham