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  1. Mountyjoy

    Mountyjoy

    Rewarding climb to see Durham spread-eagled spectacularly below.

  2. Durham Presbyterian Church

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

  3. Waddington Street United Reformed Church

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

  1. North Road Methodist Church

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

  2. Framwellgate Bridge

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

  3. 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…

  4. Durham Castle Tours - closed until further notice

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

  5. Open Treasure at Durham Cathedral - temporarily closed

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

  6. 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…

  7. Wharton Park

    This VisitEngland accredited attraction Wharton Park commands spectacular views across…

  8. Durham Cathedral

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

  9. Durham Cathedral Tower - temporarily closed

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

  10. Durham Cathedral Tours - temporarily suspended

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

  11. St Cuthbert's North Road

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

  12. St Cuthbert's Catholic Church

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

  13. Our Lady of Mercy and St Godric Church

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

  14. 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…

  15. Durham Town Hall - temporarily closed

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

  16. Lord Londonderry Statue

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

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

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

  18. St Nicholas Church

    The Church in the Marketplace of Durham City.

  19. St Mary The Less Church

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

  20. Durham Museum and Heritage Centre

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

  21. Bertie's Play Barn

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

  22. Prince Bishop River Cruiser and Browns Rowing Boats

    **No sailings until further notice**

    The Prince Bishop River Cruiser offers cruises…

  23. Christchurch Durham

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

  24. St Oswald's Church

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

  25. Elvet Methodist Church

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

  26. 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…

  27. St Giles Church

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

  28. Durham University Botanic Garden

    Covid19 Update: Reopening Grounds January 11th 2021

    To thank the public for their…

  29. Old Durham Gardens

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

  30. Beaurepaire Manor House

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

  31. Adventure Valley

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

  32. Ushaw: Historic House, Chapels and Gardens

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

  33. Finchale Priory

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

  34. Diggerland

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

  35. 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…

  36. Holmside Park

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

  37. Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre

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

  38. Durham Mining Museum

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

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

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

  40. Kelloe Sculptures

    Kelloe Sculptures

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

  41. St Michael and All Angels Church

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

  42. Binchester Roman Fort

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

  43. Beamish - The Living Museum of the North

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

  44. Herrington Country Park

    One of the largest parks in Sunderland with walks and cycle trails, family cycling with…

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

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

  46. Herrington Hill Nature Reserve

    Extensive area of magnesium limestone grassland with classic indicator species that…

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

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

  48. Kynren - An Epic Tale of England

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

  49. Penshaw Monument

    One of the North East's most prominent landmarks, Penshaw Monument was built in 1844 in…

  50. Auckland Castle Deer House and Park

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

  51. 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…

  52. Escomb Saxon Church

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

  53. Bowes Railway

    The Bowes Railway is the only operational and preserved standard gauge cable railway…

  54. Washington Old Hall

    At the heart of historic Washington village this picturesque stone manor house and its…

  55. Angel of the North

    The Gateshead Angel of the North is Britain's largest sculpture. Find travel information…

  56. WWT Washington Wetland Centre

    Whatever the season, come rain or shine – the award-winning WWT Washington Wetland Centre…

  57. Castle Eden Dene National Nature Reserve

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

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Highlights

  1. St John Lee Parish Chruch

    St John Lee Parish Chruch

    Established in the 10th century, the church appears to have been built on the site of the…

  2. Ushaw: Historic House, Chapels and Gardens

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

  3. Hexham Abbey

    Visit Hexham Abbey and step back in time! Take in the peaceful atmosphere, ancient…

  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. North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

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

  3. Hexham Old Gaol

    Experience first hand what life was really like for prisoners in the 1300s. Find outt…

  4. Durham Cathedral

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

  5. Durham Castle Tours - closed until further notice

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

  6. 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…

  7. Open Treasure at Durham Cathedral - temporarily closed

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

  8. Hadrian's Wall

    The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hadrian's Wall is the perfect day out. Explore its…

  9. St Mary's Church

    Blanchland got its name from the white habits worn by monks of the Premonstratensian…

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