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Bishop Auckland Castle Durham
From ancient castles to England's largest waterfall, find out what's not to be missed on a trip to Durham
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Durham Cathedral

Durham Castle and Cathedral

The iconic Cathedral and Castle World Heritage Site in Durham City was one of the first ever to be designated. Durham Cathedral is one of the finest surviving examples of Romanesque architecture on the planet, and in 2013 was voted the UK’s number one landmark in the travellers’ choice attraction awards, organised by Trip Advisor.
Beamish

Beamish Museum

The award winning Beamish Museum in the Vale of Durham vividly recreates life in the North of England in the early 1800s and 1900s. Take a trip back in time aboard a real tram and meet some of the people who lived in the past.
Bowes Museum

The Bowes Museum

Teesdale in the Durham Dales is home to one of the country's most fascinating museum experiences - The Bowes Museum. Created over 100 years ago, the museum contains the greatest collection of European fine and decorative arts in the North.
Raby Castle

Raby Castle

Teesdale in the Durham Dales is home to one of England's most impressive medieval castles, built by the Nevills and home to Lord Barnard's family since 1626. It features fine furniture, impressive artworks and elaborate architecture.
Crook Hall Garden

Crook Hall and Gardens

This stunning medieval manor house in the heart of Durham City is surrounded by glorious gardens. Discover the secret walled garden, Shakespeare garden, Cathedral garden, silver and white garden, moat pool and meadow with maze.
High Force Teesdale

Durham Dales & High Force

The Durham Dales is made up of Teesdale and Weardale and is a peaceful, rich and varied landscape of moors and hills, valleys and meandering river, dotted with picturesque villages and market towns.

High Force is the largest waterfall in England. A woodland walk from the Bowlees Visitor Centre leads you to the spectacular site. Relax, unwind and marvel at this magnificent natural attraction in Upper Teesdale in the Durham Dales.

Auckland Castle

Auckland Castle

Seek out the unique and priceless 17th Century Zurbaran paintings in Auckland Castle. The 13 larger than life canvasses of 'Jacob and His Twelve Sons' were captured by pirates en route to Mexico and sold to the Bishop of Durham.
Durham Heritage Coast

Durham Heritage Coast

The magnesian limestone of the Durham Heritage Coast has created spectacular cliff scenery. The grassland of the cliff tops is home to several rare plant species, as well as being a haven for wildlife.

 

Killhope

Killhope, The North of England Lead Mining Museum

Killhope in Upper Weardale in the Durham Dales explores the life of North Pennine lead mining families. Experience the Park Level Mine underground experience, Northern England's largest working water wheel, hands-on activities and woodland walks.
Locomotion

Locomotion: the National Railway Museum at Shildon

The Vale of Durham is home to Locomotion which houses over 70 railway vehicles from the national collection, plus lively interactive displays relating to the development of the railways in Shildon.

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