When is Lumiere Durham 2015? UK's largest light festival returns to Durham
A spectacular year of events in Durham which has included a fascinating Magna Carta exhibition in the heart of the World Heritage Site, and the UK’s first ever Yves Saint Laurent retrospective taking place at The Bowes Museum culminates with the return of the spectacular Lumiere light festival to Durham City in November.
Prepare to be amazed as this breathtaking city-wide celebration of light returns to sprinkle magic across Durham City for four dazzling winter evenings.
The fourth Lumiere in Durham will see some of the world’s best artists transform Durham City’s unique urban landscape and architecture into a magical nocturnal adventure.
What else can I do during my visit?
Durham City is ideal for a short city break. Voted ‘best city in the UK’ by Conde Nast Magazine it is the jewel in the crown of an extraordinary county. The city is dominated by Britain’s Best-Loved Building, Durham Cathedral, which together with the adjacent Durham Castle form a breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Site. Durham City has a wonderful timeless quality with riverside walks and rowing on the river Wear, and yet buzzes with a vibrant contemporary culture with its superb cafes, tearooms, galleries and museums. Take the opportunity to enjoy a quintessentially English experience with afternoon tea at Crook Hall - a delightful medieval manor house surrounded by magnificent gardens, catch a show at the Gala Theatre, or visit Durham University’s Oriental Museum or Botanic Garden.
Explore Durham’s great outdoors and award-winning attractions. Head to the Durham Dales and North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to explore a peaceful and tranquil landscape of moors and hills, valleys and meandering rivers, dotted with picturesque villages and market towns. Spot the resident deer at Raby Castle, admire the fascinating collections of fine and decorative art on display at The Bowes Museum, or visit one of England’s most impressive waterfalls, High Force.
Step back in time in the Vale of Durham and visit the North East’s Large Visitor Attraction of the year 2014,Beamish – The Living Museum of the North, discover the county’s role in the development of the railways at Locomotion, the National Railway Museum at Shildon, or marvel at the treasures within Auckland Castle.
Make the most of your visit and explore the rugged beauty of the Durham Heritage Coast, or enjoy a fantastic family day out at attractions across the county - our family attractions page is packed with great ideas.
For visitor information please call 03000 262626.