An ‘insta-worthy’ city break

An insta-worthy city break

With ‘insta-worthy’ cobbled lanes, a world-famous skyline and a rail station that connects the city to the capital in 3 hours, it’s no wonder Durham City is the ideal destination for a city break with a difference.

The Durham Cathedral and Castle UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must for every travel bucket list. Enjoy your own virtual behind the scenes tour with the England’s Historic Cities augmented reality app and hear stories of everyday people from years gone by. Discover Durham Cathedral’s fascinating artefacts through permanent and temporary exhibitions at Open Treasure, including the infamous Sanctuary Knocker. In Medieval times, those who ‘had committed a great offence’ could rap on the Cathedral door and be given 37 days of sanctuary within during which they could try to make peace with their enemies or plan their escape.

Take a tour with a student guide as you explore the fascinating history of Durham Castle. Built by William the Conqueror in the 11th Century, the castle is now a College of Durham University.

Many of the city’s historic buildings house enthralling attractions. Durham University’s Palace Green Library, dating from the 17th Century, is home to the University’s treasures and collections from around the world, as well as a programme of exciting events.

As day turns to night you’ll find a thriving restaurant and bar scene – look out for the Taste Durham mark, a sign of great food and service.

Tour suggestions…

Full day:
Durham Cathedral and Castle
Open Treasure and Palace Green Library

Stay longer…

Hotel Indigo

Useful information…

Durham Cathedral DH1 3EH

Durham Castle DH1 3RW
Palace Green Library DH1 3RN

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