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Hardwick Park at sunset

Hardwick Park

Recently restored 18thC park with visitor centre/cafe. Open daily.

Durham University Oriental Museum

Durham University Oriental Museum

The only museum in northern England dedicated to the art and archaeology of North Africa and Asia...

The Bowes Museum

The Bowes Museum

An iconic building and Museum set in the vibrant market town of Barnard Castle in the midst of...

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    Durham Cathedral - Heritage Site of the Year

    Amazing attractions, fascinating exhibitions and exciting events help bring the past of life in Durham, making the county a must-visit destination in 2017.

  • 7 reasons to choose Durham this Easter

    7 reasons to choose Durham this Easter

    According to Visit Britain, an estimated 6.6 million Brits are planning an overnight break somewhere in the UK this Easter weekend. Here are seven reasons to choose Durham.

  • Iconic Silver Swan returns to The Bowes Museum

    Silver Swan at The Bowes Museum

    The iconic Silver Swan musical automaton has returned to The Bowes Museum and will be on show at the weekend, when a portrait of its inventor, John Joseph Merlin, will be unveiled to the public.

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