We may not be able to welcome you to Durham at the moment, but we can bring Durham’s great outdoors to you at home, by sharing some of our favourite wintery Instagram snaps with you. 

2021 got off to a wonderful wintery start, with heavy snow fall transforming the county into a beautiful winter wonderland. We hope these beautiful wintery #instasnaps captured across the county recently and during winters past, gives you the chills and provides inspiration for your future visit to Durham.

Share your Instagram pictures with us by tagging @thisisdurham and using the hashtag #LoveDurham   

Consett, view of Hownsgill Viaduct 

Across the county you'll find hundreds of walks and rides to explore with beautiful views to enjoy like the mighty Hownsgill Viaduct pictured below, on a cool winter's day. 

Durham City 

We love this picture of a stunning winter sunrise brigthens up historic Durham City captured by Steve Robinson. 

Durham Dales and North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and UNESCO Global Geopark 

A beautiful bright morning in Weardale, found in the Durham Dales, captured perfectly by Paul Norris. 

Hardwick Country Park, Sedgefield 

What a way to end the day, with a refreshing winter walk as the sun sets at Hardwick Country Park in the Vale of Durham

High Force Waterfall in the Durham Dales and North Pennines AONB

An incredible aerial shot of the magnificent High Force Waterfall captured by Peter during a past winter. 

Observatory Hill, Durham City 

You'll find plenty of dog-friendly walks in Durham, with plenty of views to enjoy along the way. 

Prebends Bridge Cottage, on the banks of the River Wear, Durham City 

There's lots of picture-perfect cottages to be found across the county, but we think Prebends Cottage is the most photographed of them all! 

Raby Castle Deer Park in the Durham Dales

Did you know Raby Castle's 200 acre Deer Park is home to hundreds of Red and Fallow Deer? 

The Bowes Museum

The Bowes Museum is a real hidden treasure of the Durham Dales. Found in the market town of Barnard Castle, this beautiful building and grounds is just as impressive on the outside, as the collections it houses inside. 

 
Winter Walks 

Grab those walking boots, wrap up warm and head out into the Durham Dales. Winter walks in Durham's great outdoors guarantee fantastic views like this beautiful view captured at Waskerley Reservoir.  

Travel is not permitted at the moment. Our content is intended as inspiration for future visits only. Please follow all government guidance. 

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