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Durham Apps

We’ve made a list of essential iPhone and Android apps designed to make your journey here easy and uncover extra secrets from some of our top attractions.

Apps for our attractions

Englands Historic Cities

Want to uncover extra secrets from around Durham Cathedral? This cutting-edge app immerses you in augmented reality with activation points scattered around this famous landmark.

Bowes Smartify

Learn more about objects in the Fashion and Textiles Gallery, English Interiors Gallery and Joséphine Bowes exhibition, the Music Room and on the staircase at The Bowes Museum. Scan the art, get the story!

Gruffalo Spotter

Something for the younger ones in the family, take a trip to Hamsterley Forest and look for clues that lead to your favourite characters from the iconic book, then watch the Gruffalo appear before your very eyes.

Seaham Hall App

Stay up to date on all the latest offers, events and news. A handy way to read all about Seaham Hall and dream about your future visits!

Apps to get here

National Rail Enquiries

Durham is served by a centrally-located train station, minutes from the heart of the Durham City, plus a number of stations, serving the wider county. Get live updates on arrivals and departures for all trains servicing Durham.

Traveline

With live bus times and interactive mapping, getting to Durham via public transport couldn’t be easier with this essential app.

Met Office Weather

The notorious British weather can be tricky to deal with. Be one step ahead with the award winning weather app from the Met Office and visit exciting indoor attractions or explore the great outdoors.

Apps to stay in touch

Instagram

We’d love to see what you get up to on your visit to Durham! Be sure to tag your photos with #loveDurham

Twitter

Follow us on @thisisdurham and make sure to Tweet us to say hello! Don’t forget, we have friendly staff on hand just a tweet away for help and advice.

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