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The castle and quiet streets of this little medieval city are the perfect foil for its Norman cathedral, an imposing sandstone hulk rising above the deep wooded gorge of the River Wear. This sublime fusion of architecture and landscape is sited in a truly remarkable setting. Durham's intellectual reputation was confirmed with the foundation in 1832 of its university, which is England's oldest after Cambridge and Oxford. It is also the county town and a major administrative and commercial centre.
Tourist attractions Durham : Things to see and do
GB - Durham DH1 3EH
The beauty of this cathedral resides in its architectural unity. Most of the building was completed in a short time (1095-1133); and despite later additions the whole remains harmonious. The cathedral dominates the palace square, the university build..
rd. Elvet GB - Durham DH1 3TH
In a woodland setting, among the other university buildings, stands this modern museum containing Oriental treasures of archaeology and art, from Egypt to China. Temporary exhibitions.
Palace Green GB - Durham DH1 3RW
The romanesque architecture of the castle has often been changed, and it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The castle is part of Durham University, and its keep was turned into a university residence for students in 1840. Inside, the upper levels ..
Flass Vale, Waddington Street GB - Durham DH1 4BG
Kings Lodge Hotel offers a cosy bar, good food in Finbarr's Restaurant and easy access to Durham city centre. Kings Lodge Hotel stands next to Flass Vale Nature Reserve and is walking distance from Durham Rail Station. There is free parking on-site...
Freemans Place GB - Durham DH1 1SQ
Prix Prices from : 67 £
In the heart of Durham's city centre, within easy reach of the A1 and less than 500 metres from the castle and the train station, this modern hotel offers great value and spacious, modern rooms. The Premier Inn Durham City Centre is just 5 minutes' ..
Eden Terrace GB - Durham DH1 2HJ
Prix Prices from : 50 £
This hotel offers free Wi-Fi, and is just off the A1 motorway next door to the state-of-the-art Bannatyne Health Club, with free access to guests. The Bannatyne Health Club and the Bannatyne Hotel Durham offers a gym, swimming pool, spa bath, sauna ..
Aykley Heads House, Aykley Heads GB - DH1 5TS Durham
Brightly painted restaurant with an internal courtyard and a herb garden. Formerly a manor house outbuilding, the rustic main room has high windows and French farmhouse styling; the bar is in a smaller vaulted room. Cooking is satisfying and filling,..
34 Old Elvet GB - DH1 3HN Durham
The Avenue GB - DH1 4DX Durham
An intimate restaurant on the lower floor of a large Victorian house overlooking the city. An array of choices mean everything from a weekly market menu to a vegetarian tasting menu; dishes are modern and full of flavour.
Waddington St, Flass Vale GB - DH1 4BG Durham
Hidden away in a hotel just outside the city, a spacious restaurant with monochrome photos and well-spaced, smartly laid tables. Modern menus display international influences; the set menu provides good value. Smooth, professional service.