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deer park auckland castle county durham Auckland Castle Deer House and Park, Bishop AucklandAuckland Castle commands a prominent position overlooking the River Wear, surrounded by formal gardens and 150 acres of idyllic parkland. The highlight is a Deer House built in 1760 in Gothic Revival style constructed as a folly to provide shelter.

Binchester HypocaustBinchester Roman Fort, BinchesterRemains of Commandant's house and neighbouring bath-house containing one of the best preserved examples of a hypocaust (underfloor heating system) in the whole of Britain.

Durham Castle ToursDurham Castle Tours - closed until further notice, Durham CityDurham Castle is part of the Durham City World Heritage Site. Entrance by guided tour only. Opening can vary - All enquiries re guided tours should be directed Palace Green Library. Telephone 0191 334 2932 or castle.tours@durham.ac.uk.

Durham Cathedral riverside walksDurham Cathedral, Durham CityThought by many to be the finest example of Norman church architecture in England, with the tombs of St Cuthbert and The Venerable Bede. Please check opening times before travelling.

Escomb Saxon ChurchEscomb Saxon Church, Escomb**Exterior Viewing only until further notice** One of England's finest Saxon churches, Escomb dates to the 7thC and contains a Roman arch and stonework. If locked keys available from 28 Saxon Green (daily 9-6 during summer and 9-4 during winter).

World Heritage Site Visitor CentreWorld Heritage Site Visitor Centre - Closed until early 2021, Durham CityA free visitor centre providing an introduction to Durham World Heritage Site and what there is to see and do in and around the site. Ideal for families.

Free Open Treasure entry to lottery ticket holdersOpen Treasure at Durham Cathedral - temporarily closed, Durham CityOpen Treasure is an award-winning museum for all ages which guides visitors through some of Durham Cathedral’s most spectacular spaces, including the fourteenth-century Monks’ Dormitory and the monastic Great Kitchen.

Mining Art Gallery - The Auckland Project - to reopen June 2021, Bishop AucklandWith three permanent rooms and one temporary exhibition space on the ground floor, the gallery explores working life in the coal mines through original artefacts and artworks by prominent mining artists such as Tom McGuinness and Norman Cornish.

Palace Green Library DurhamPalace Green Library - closed to walk-in visitors until early 2021, Durham CityPalace Green Library, in the heart of Durham city, holds Durham University's special collections. Our galleries are open to all and display treasures spanning millennia and the globe.

The Auckland Project - Auckland Tower: The Auckland Project: to reopen June 2021, Bishop AucklandYour visit to The Auckland Project begins at Auckland Tower, where you can find all the information you need to explore the castle, grounds and local area. Here you will buy entry tickets, collect guidebooks and maps, get directions, and learn about special seasonal events and activities.

st oswalds church St Oswald's Church, Durham CitySt Oswald’s is an Anglican church in the centre of the beautiful university and cathedral city of Durham.

Auckland Castle chapel county durham Auckland Castle - The Auckland Project: to reopen June 2021, Bishop Auckland900-year-old Auckland Castle in Bishop Auckland is once again open to visitors, following a three-year conservation programme led by regeneration charity and visitor destination, The Auckland Project.

St Mary’s Well, GainfordSt Mary's Church dates from the 13th Century. The Church is a Grade I listed building and stands on the site of an early 8th century Anglo-Saxon monastery. Next to the church is a Holy Well or Sacred Spring. A flowing spring comes from the old wall and fills a trough just below the church, which…

Etherley Incline, Northern Terminus of the Stockton-Darlington Railway, Bishop AucklandThe Etherley Incline was a railway incline on the Stockton & Darlington Railway, which opened in 1825. Distribution of coal from the Witton Park Colliery was undertaken by horse and cart, but due to volume and costs a new transport solution was required. George Stephenson was contracted to build a…

Gainford Spa, GainfordA hidden natural fountain with supposedly healing water that tastes like rotten eggs. This mineral spring can be found in Gainford. With a very high sulphur content the gases omit a foul bad egg smell which may put you off tasting it, but as soon as the smell clears the water appear fresh and cold.

Sunderland Bridge, SunderlandSunderland Bridge dates back to the 14th century and the woodland clustered around it is majestic. It is built of dressed sandstone with four semicircular arches. The bridge has undergone several rebuilds, with the end arches being rebuilt in 1770, the parapets widened in 1822, and new end walls…

St Mary's Church GainfordSt Mary's Church, GainfordSt Mary’s Church is a grade 1 listed building, founded on a monastery and dates from the 8th century. It was re-modelled and extended in 13th century and still retains many features from that period.

Mountyjoy, Durham CityRewarding climb to see Durham spread-eagled spectacularly below.

West Auckland, West AucklandLocated in County Durham, to the west of Bishop Auckland, West Auckland is famous for having one of the largest village greens in the country, lined with 17th and 18th century buildings. The village also very proudly produced the legendary football team who became the first world cup winners!

Prebends BridgePrebends Bridge, Durham CityPrebends Bridge, created by George Nicholson and completed in 1778, is one of three historic stone-arched bridges that cross the River Wear in Durham City.

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  1. St Mary’s Well

    St Mary’s Well

    St Mary's Church dates from the 13th Century. The Church is a Grade I listed building and…

    0.08 miles away
  2. St Mary's Church

    St Mary’s Church is a grade 1 listed building, founded on a monastery and dates from the…

    0.08 miles away
  3. Gainford Spa

    Gainford Spa

    A hidden natural fountain with supposedly healing water that tastes like rotten eggs.…

    0.6 miles away
  1. St Helen Auckland Parish Church

    The 12thC church of St Helen. Daily Mass times: Sunday and Wednesday, Thursday 10:00,…

    6.36 miles away
  2. Escomb Saxon Church

    **Exterior Viewing only until further notice**
    One of England's finest Saxon churches,…

    8.44 miles away
  3. The Auckland Project - Auckland Tower: The Auckland Project: to reopen June 2021

    Your visit to The Auckland Project begins at Auckland Tower, where you can find all the…

    8.72 miles away
  4. Auckland Castle Deer House and Park

    Auckland Castle commands a prominent position overlooking the River Wear, surrounded by…

    8.74 miles away
  5. Kynren - An Epic Tale of England

    From daylight to starlight watch legends come to life in a thrilling tale told on an epic…

    8.8 miles away
  6. Auckland Castle - The Auckland Project: to reopen June 2021

    900-year-old Auckland Castle in Bishop Auckland is once again open to visitors, following…

    8.81 miles away
  7. Binchester Roman Fort

    Remains of Commandant's house and neighbouring bath-house containing one of the best…

    9.4 miles away
  8. Durham Mining Museum

    Spennymoor Town Hall has it’s dedicated memorial to the works and lives lost during the…

    11.87 miles away
  9. DLI Collection at Sevenhills - Closed Until Further Notice Due to Covid-19

    The Durham Light Infantry Collection has moved to Sevenhills at Spennymoor. Items from…

    13.04 miles away
  10. Kelloe Sculptures

    Kelloe Sculptures

    Throughout Kelloe there are a number of fascinating sculptures which reflect the mining…

    16.11 miles away
  11. Durham University Oriental Museum - Closed until further notice due to COVID-19

    Explore Ancient Egypt and Western Asia, the Himalayas, China, Japan, Korea and Southeast…

    16.34 miles away
  12. Durham University Botanic Garden

    Covid19 Update: Reopening Grounds January 11th 2021

    To thank the public for their…

    16.35 miles away
  13. St Mary Magdalene's Church - Trimdon Horseshoe Arch

    The medieval church (built in 1155) was on the pilgrim route from Whitby to Durham…

    16.49 miles away
  14. St Mary The Less Church

    The Chapel for St John's College, serving part of the small parishes of the Peninsula.…

    16.86 miles away
  15. St Oswald's Church

    St Oswald’s is an Anglican church in the centre of the beautiful university and cathedral…

    16.94 miles away
  16. Ushaw: Historic House, Chapels and Gardens

    Ushaw is set in the beautiful Durham countryside and houses architectural gems by…

    16.98 miles away
  17. Durham Presbyterian Church

    Bible-based preaching in a warm and friendly atmosphere. In the evening, after the second…

    16.98 miles away
  18. Mountyjoy

    Mountyjoy

    Rewarding climb to see Durham spread-eagled spectacularly below.

    17.02 miles away
  19. Durham Cathedral Tower - temporarily closed

    Durham Cathedral Towers
    Enjoy spectacular views of the historic city of Durham and the…

    17.03 miles away
  20. Durham Cathedral Tours - temporarily suspended

    Discover the hidden history of Durham Cathedral with one of our regular guided tours.…

    17.03 miles away
  21. Durham Cathedral

    Thought by many to be the finest example of Norman church architecture in England, with…

    17.03 miles away
  22. Open Treasure at Durham Cathedral - temporarily closed

    Open Treasure is an award-winning museum for all ages which guides visitors through some…

    17.04 miles away
  23. Durham Museum and Heritage Centre

    Local history museum housed in historic church near cathedral. Tells the story of Durham…

    17.07 miles away
  24. Palace Green Library - closed to walk-in visitors until early 2021

    Palace Green Library, in the heart of Durham city, holds Durham University's special…

    17.11 miles away
  25. DLI Collection at Palace Green Library - closed to walk-in visitors until early 2021

    Explore the history of the Durham Light Infantry enjoying items from the collection with…

    17.11 miles away
  26. Museum of Archaeology - Closed until further notice due to Covid-19

    **Closed until further notice**
    Living on the Hills - 10,000 years of Durham. This…

    17.13 miles away
  27. Durham Castle Tours - closed until further notice

    Durham Castle is part of the Durham City World Heritage Site. Entrance by guided tour…

    17.16 miles away
  28. World Heritage Site Visitor Centre - Closed until early 2021

    A free visitor centre providing an introduction to Durham World Heritage Site and what…

    17.16 miles away
  29. Framwellgate Bridge

    Framwellgate Bridge, the oldest bridge in Durham, is one of three mediaeval arch bridges…

    17.17 miles away
  30. Waddington Street United Reformed Church

    A congregation made up of all sorts of people from Durham and the surrounding area. We…

    17.18 miles away
  31. North Road Methodist Church

    Grade 2 listed Bethel chapel, which is now a Methodist Church dates back to 1853.

    17.21 miles away
  32. Elvet Methodist Church

    Elvet Methodist Church is situated in Old Elvet, three minutes walk east of the market…

    17.22 miles away
  33. Prince Bishop River Cruiser and Browns Rowing Boats

    **No sailings until further notice**

    The Prince Bishop River Cruiser offers cruises…

    17.26 miles away
  34. Lord Londonderry Statue

    Raffaele Monti's statue of Charles William Vane Stewart, the 3rd Marquess of Londonderry.

    17.27 miles away
  35. Bertie's Play Barn

    A bigger and better stay and play for winter, a real adventure for growing minds!…

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  36. Old Durham Gardens

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  37. Durham Town Hall - temporarily closed

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  38. St Nicholas Church

    The Church in the Marketplace of Durham City.

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  41. St Cuthbert's Catholic Church

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  45. St Giles Church

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  47. High Force Waterfall

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  48. Adventure Valley

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    Holmside Park, a newly refurbished 50 acre adventure park in Durham.  Full of adventure,…

    20.29 miles away
  50. Finchale Priory

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  51. Castle Eden Dene National Nature Reserve

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    21.21 miles away
  52. Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre

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