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deer park auckland castle county durham Auckland Castle Deer House and Park, Bishop AucklandA charming Gothic Revival 'eyecatcher' built in 1760 in the park of the Bishops of Durham.

Ruins at Binchester Roman FortBinchester 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.

The Courtyard and Keep of Durham Castle,Durham Castle, 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.

view of Durham Cathedral from River WearDurham 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, EscombOne 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).

Image of an information board showing Durham Cathedral and text describing the World Heritage Site at Palace Green Library.World Heritage Site Visitor Centre at Palace Green Library, Durham CityProviding a perfect introduction to the Durham World Heritage Site for all ages, the visitor centre is the gateway to discovering what it is that makes Durham so significant, and what there is to see and do around the peninsula.

A couple looking at exhibitions inside Durham Cathedral MuseumDurham Cathedral Museum, Durham CityExplore 2000 years of the North East’s history, culture and faith at Durham Cathedral Museum. Step into the octagonal Great Kitchen and get up close to iconic symbols of Durham, including the Sanctuary Ring and St Cuthbert’s Pectoral Cross.

Exterior view of the Mining Art GalleryMining Art Gallery - The Auckland Project, 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.

Image of Palace Green Library's exterior on a sunny day. Historic Libraries & Archives at Palace Green Library, Durham CityOver almost two centuries since Durham University was founded, our library and archive collections have been growing and evolving with new books, manuscripts and archives being added every year. 

Auckland Tower, blue skiesAuckland Tower - The Auckland Project, Bishop AucklandAuckland Tower is the perfect place to get a feel for The Auckland Project, the stunning setting, and to pick up everything you’ll need for your day of exploration.

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, Bishop AucklandPositioned high above the meandering River Wear, Auckland Castle was once home to the Prince Bishops of Durham, and was the place where they entertained, hunted and worshipped.

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 SpaGainford 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.

View of Durham Cathedral from MountjoyMountjoy, 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 Church

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

    0.08 miles away
  2. 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
  3. 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. Locomotion

    At Locomotion you can see highlights of the national collection of railway vehicles in…

    6.89 miles away
  3. Escomb Saxon Church

    One of England's finest Saxon churches, Escomb dates to the 7thC and contains a Roman…

    8.44 miles away
  4. Auckland Tower - The Auckland Project

    Auckland Tower is the perfect place to get a feel for The Auckland Project, the stunning…

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

    Two thousand years of history, myth and legend rush by in 90 minutes as we join young…

    8.8 miles away
  6. Auckland Castle - The Auckland Project

    Positioned high above the meandering River Wear, Auckland Castle was once home to the…

    8.81 miles away
  7. Auckland Castle Deer House and Park

    A charming Gothic Revival 'eyecatcher' built in 1760 in the park of the Bishops of Durham.

    8.98 miles away
  8. Binchester Roman Fort

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

    9.4 miles away
  9. Durham Mining Museum

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

    11.87 miles away
  10. DLI Collection at Sevenhills

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

    13.07 miles away
  11. Kelloe Sculptures

    Throughout Kelloe there are a number of fascinating sculptures.

    16.11 miles away
  12. Durham University Oriental Museum

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

    16.34 miles away
  13. Durham University Botanic Garden

    Set in countryside and mature woodland. Plant collections from North America, Himalayas…

    16.35 miles away
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. St Oswald's Church

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

    16.94 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. Mountjoy

    Rewarding climb to see Durham spread-eagled spectacularly below.

    17.02 miles away
  19. Durham Cathedral

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

    17.03 miles away
  20. Durham Cathedral Tower

    Enjoy spectacular views of the historic city of Durham and the surrounding countryside by…

    17.03 miles away
  21. Durham Cathedral Tours

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

    17.03 miles away
  22. Durham Cathedral Museum

    Explore 2000 years of the North East’s history, culture and faith at Durham Cathedral…

    17.04 miles away
  23. Ushaw Historic House, Chapels and Gardens

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

    17.05 miles away
  24. Durham Museum

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

    17.07 miles away
  25. World Heritage Site Visitor Centre at Palace Green Library

    Providing a perfect introduction to the Durham World Heritage Site for all ages, the…

    17.1 miles away
  26. Historic Libraries & Archives at Palace Green Library

    Over almost two centuries since Durham University was founded, our library and archive…

    17.1 miles away
  27. Museum of Archaeology at Palace Green Library

    Much of Durham’s history lies beneath our feet. Sometimes we can catch a glimpse of the…

    17.13 miles away
  28. Durham Castle

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

    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

    The Prince Bishop River Cruiser offers cruises with spectacular views of historic Durham…

    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 Village

    Bertie's Play Village is a children’s stay-and-play facility that offers children,…

    17.27 miles away
  36. Old Durham Gardens

    Old Durham Gardens can be found less than a mile east of Durham City Centre. The gardens…

    17.28 miles away
  37. Durham Town Hall

    The Town Hall has been central to life in Durham city for more than 650 years.  Learn…

    17.27 miles away
  38. St Nicholas Church

    The Church in the Marketplace of Durham City.

    17.3 miles away
  39. Beaurepaire Manor House

    Ruins of a medieval manor house used as a medieval country retreat for the Priors of…

    17.35 miles away
  40. St Cuthbert's Catholic Church

    St Cuthbert's Church is a Roman Catholic parish church in Durham, England. It was opened…

    17.4 miles away
  41. Our Lady of Mercy and St Godric Church

    The Church of Our Lady of Mercy and St. Godric is our Grade II listed church,…

    17.4 miles away
  42. St Cuthbert's North Road

    Please see website for full list of services and events :- http://cuthbertandaidan…

    17.4 miles away
  43. Wharton Park

    This VisitEngland accredited attraction Wharton Park commands spectacular views across…

    17.39 miles away
  44. Christchurch Durham

    Christchurch Durham is an Anglican Evangelical Church in Durham, please see website for…

    17.44 miles away
  45. St Giles Church

    St. Giles’ has been a place for people to meet and worship for over 900 years.…

    17.54 miles away
  46. Crook Hall Gardens

    The medieval hall merges into a Jacobean manor house, which in turn merges into a…

    17.61 miles away
  47. Diggerland

    Diggerland is the UK’s most unique construction-themed adventure park where guests can…

    17.88 miles away
  48. Holy Trinity, Wingate

    Holy Trinity Church, Wingate was built in 1841, just 2 years after the first shaft was…

    19.07 miles away
  49. High Force Waterfall

    High Force is one of the most impressive waterfalls in England. The River Tees has been…

    19.43 miles away
  50. Adventure Valley

    Discover a world of family adventures at Adventure Valley, the North East’s biggest…

    19.84 miles away
  51. Holmside Park

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

    20.29 miles away
  52. Finchale Priory

    The very extensive remains of a 13thC priory, founded on the site of a retired pirate's…

    20.43 miles away
  53. Castle Eden Dene National Nature Reserve

    Castle Eden Dene is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is home to an extraordinary…

    21.21 miles away
  54. Hart Saxon Church Saint Mary Magdalene

    St. Mary Magdalene Church has been a place of prayer and worship for hundreds of years,…

    21.74 miles away
  55. Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre

    Rainton Meadows was created by the restoration of the Rye Hill Opencast coal mine in 1996…

    22.04 miles away
  56. Ankers House and St Mary & St Cuthbert's Church

    The cathedral church and shrine of St Cuthbert from AD883 to 995 with attached anchorage…

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  57. St. Andrew’s Chilton Moor

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