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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…

  2. St Mary's Church

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

  3. Gainford Spa

    Gainford Spa

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

  1. St Helen Auckland Parish Church

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

  2. Escomb Saxon Church

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

  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…

  4. Auckland Castle Deer House and Park

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

  5. Kynren - An Epic Tale of England

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

  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…

  7. Binchester Roman Fort

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

  8. Durham Mining Museum

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

  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…

  10. Kelloe Sculptures

    Kelloe Sculptures

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

  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…

  12. Durham University Botanic Garden

    Covid19 Update: Reopening Grounds January 11th 2021

    To thank the public for their…

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

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

  14. St Mary The Less Church

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

  15. St Oswald's Church

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

  16. Durham Presbyterian Church

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

  17. Ushaw: Historic House, Chapels and Gardens

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

  18. Mountyjoy

    Mountyjoy

    Rewarding climb to see Durham spread-eagled spectacularly below.

  19. Durham Cathedral Tours - temporarily suspended

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

  20. Durham Cathedral

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

  21. Durham Cathedral Tower - temporarily closed

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

  22. Open Treasure at Durham Cathedral - temporarily closed

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

  23. Durham Museum and Heritage Centre

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

  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…

  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…

  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…

  27. World Heritage Site Visitor Centre - Closed until early 2021

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

  28. Durham Castle Tours - closed until further notice

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

  29. Framwellgate Bridge

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

  30. Waddington Street United Reformed Church

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

  31. North Road Methodist Church

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

  32. Elvet Methodist Church

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

  33. Prince Bishop River Cruiser and Browns Rowing Boats

    **No sailings until further notice**

    The Prince Bishop River Cruiser offers cruises…

  34. Lord Londonderry Statue

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

  35. Bertie's Play Barn

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

  36. Old Durham Gardens

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

  37. Durham Town Hall - temporarily closed

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

  38. St Nicholas Church

    The Church in the Marketplace of Durham City.

  39. Beaurepaire Manor House

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

  40. St Cuthbert's Catholic Church

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

  41. Wharton Park

    This VisitEngland accredited attraction Wharton Park commands spectacular views across…

  42. Our Lady of Mercy and St Godric Church

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

  43. St Cuthbert's North Road

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

  44. Christchurch Durham

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

  45. St Giles Church

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

  46. Diggerland

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

  47. High Force Waterfall

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

  48. Adventure Valley

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

  49. Holmside Park

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

  50. Finchale Priory

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

  51. Castle Eden Dene National Nature Reserve

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

  52. Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre

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

  53. Ankers House and St Mary & St Cuthbert's Church

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

  54. North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

    The North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is one of the most beautiful and…

  55. St Michael and All Angels Church

    We are a Grade 1 listed building, an ancient Parish Church, that has been at the centre…

  56. HMS Trincomalee

    HMS Trincomalee, built in 1817, is one of the oldest ship afloat in Europe.

    Come…

  57. Beamish - The Living Museum of the North

    Experience a real sense of your past at Beamish, a living, working museum, set in 300…

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Highlights

  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…

  2. Escomb Saxon Church

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

  3. Binchester Roman Fort

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

  1. World Heritage Site Visitor Centre - Closed until early 2021

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

  2. Gainford Spa

    Gainford Spa

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

  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…

  4. Auckland Castle Deer House and Park

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

  5. Auckland Castle - The Auckland Project: to reopen June 2021

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

  6. Sunderland Bridge

    Sunderland Bridge

    Sunderland Bridge dates back to the 14th century and the woodland clustered around it is…

  7. Durham Cathedral

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

  8. Durham Castle Tours - closed until further notice

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

  9. Open Treasure at Durham Cathedral - temporarily closed

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

  10. St Oswald's Church

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

  11. Mountyjoy

    Mountyjoy

    Rewarding climb to see Durham spread-eagled spectacularly below.

  12. St Mary's Church

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

  13. 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…

  14. Prebends Bridge

    Prebends Bridge, created by George Nicholson and completed in 1778, is one of three…

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