With its maze of cobbled medieval alleyways and picturesque riverside location, Durham ranks as one of England’s finest historic cities. But add in the architectural wonderment that is Durham Cathedral, a place of worship almost 1,000 years old, and it soars into the global big leagues.
Sited on a promontory, the grand structure dwarfs the city below. Inside you’ll find countless historic gems, from massive Norman carved pillars, to graceful medieval cloisters and intricate Victorian stained glass windows. Its beauty has led to it appearing in numerous films and TV shows, including Harry Potter.
Opposite the cathedral, lies the city’s other historic masterpiece – Durham Castle. It’s part of the university so you’ll need to book a guided tour to see its art treasures, stunning architecture and magnificent great hall.
But there’s more than just history in Durham, it boasts some awesome restaurants, pubs and shops and walking the beautiful riverside is so memorable!
Why We Love Durham
- Medieval streets
- Durham Castle
- Superb eateries
- World-class cathedral
- Riverside setting
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