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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...
Belmont Industrial Estate GB - Durham DH1 1GG
Just off junction 62 of the A1(M) and less than 2 miles (3.2 km) from the very heart of Durham's city centre, the hotel offers comfortable, great-value rooms and free parking. The Premier Inn Durham East has a convenient location with easy access to..
Frankland Lane GB - Durham DH1 5TA
Just 1 mile from Durham Rail Station and city centre, the Radisson BLU Durham has fantastic views of Durham Cathedral. It offers stylish rooms, free Wi-Fi, a restaurant, bar and modern health club. Each spacious room has a flat-screen satellite TV, ..
Aykley Heads House, Aykley Heads GB - Durham DH1 5TS
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,..
The Avenue GB - Durham DH1 4DX
Waddington St, Flass Vale GB - Durham DH1 4BG
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.
34 Old Elvet GB - Durham DH1 3HN
Intimate hotel restaurant with a religious ceiling mural, a leopard print carpet and large purple chairs with gold tassels. Extensive menus are based around classic British dishes; steaks are a speciality and include chateaubriand for two.