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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

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.

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.

Hadrian's WallHadrian's WallThe UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hadrian's Wall is the perfect day out. Explore its ancient archaeology. Find out more at NewcastleGateshead today.

Ushaw Historic House & GardensUshaw Historic House, Chapels and Gardens, DurhamUshaw is set in the beautiful Durham countryside and houses architectural gems by Augustus Pugin and his followers. This amazing venue offers a wide variety of activities, events and exhibitions - something for all ages!

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.

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. 

Hexham Abbey Northumberland external imageHexham Abbey, HexhamVisit Hexham Abbey and step back in time! Take in the peaceful atmosphere, ancient architectural treasures and beautiful stained glass. Visit our interactive exhibition, The Big Story, and enjoy some home-made refreshments in our Refectory Café.

Devil's Water, HexhamThe Devil's Water is a river in Northumberland, which is a tributary of the River Tyne. The Devil's Water is aproximately 16km long, flowing roughly north-eastwards past Whitley Chapel and Dilston, to join the Tyne just south-west of Corbridge.

Hexham, HexhamHexham town centre is filled with winding streets and amazing attractions such as Hexham Abbey. Once the marauding haunt of Viking over 1300 year ago the town has flourished into a place of worship an was founded by the Northumbrian saint and bishop Wilfrid in 674. Hexham has a buzzing cultural…

BlanchlandBlanchland, BlanchlandThe picturesque Blanchland was built from stones from the remains of the 12th century Blanchland Abbey. Set between Northumberland and the Durham border in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Muggleswick, Derwent Gorge & Muggleswick Woods, MuggleswickMuggleswick is situated a few miles to the west of Consett. The village has a number of farms and domestic dwellings as well as the Church of England church, generally accepted as dedicated to All Saints. Near the church there are the ruins of a priory, once a hunting lodge for the Prior of Durham,…

St John Lee Parish Chruch, HexhamEstablished in the 10th century, the church appears to have been built on the site of the oratory dedicated to St Michael. The name means St John in the field/clearing in the wood. The area in which it surrounds was covered with forest - hence the names Acomb (place of the oaks) and Oakwood. A…

Heavenfield Battle Site, HexhamThe Battle of Heavenfield was fought between a Northumbrian army under Oswald of Bernicia and a Welsh army under Cadwallon ap Cadfan of Gwynedd. The battle resulted in a decisive Northumbrian victory.

Slaley Forest, BlanchlandSlaley Forest is the perfect way to get outdoors and explore some of the North Pennines most beautiful landscapes. Overlooking Derwent Reservoir, Slaley Forest is home to a selection of forest roads which give you access to the forest. Slaley forest welcomes a variety of users from walkers,…

Hexham Old Gaol, HexhamExperience first hand what life was really like for prisoners in the 1300s. Find outt more about the Border Reivers – local families including the Charltons, Dodds, Milburns and Robsons, famous for causing trouble. We house a wide variety of books, photos ad music within our Border Library…

St Mary's ChurchSt Mary's Church, BlanchlandBlanchland got its name from the white habits worn by monks of the Premonstratensian order who founded Blanchland Abbey.

Lanchester VillageLanchester Village, LanchesterThe picturesque village of Lanchester, located 8 miles west of Durham City, proves a fabulous spot for anyone who enjoys walking and cycling.

Autumn hills at North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)North Pennines National Landscape, IreshopeburnThe North Pennines National Landscape incorporates much of the Durham Dales, and is a stunning landscape of open heather moors, dramatic dales, tumbling upland rivers, wonderful woods, close-knit communities, glorious waterfalls, fantastic birds, colourful hay meadows, stone-built villages,…

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