Things to see and do - Durham
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Durham Travel guide
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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
In the nave, one's first impression is a sensation of the great power and sobriety of the place. Great supports decorated with geometrical motifs alternate with engaged column pillars, all linked by full arches supporting the gallery, high windows an..
rd. Elvet GB - Durham DH1 3TH
In a woodland setting, among the other university buildings, this modern museum contains Oriental treasures of art and crafts.
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 ..
Frankland Lane GB - Durham DH1 5TA
Prix Prices from : 89 £
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, ..
Freemans Place GB - Durham DH1 1SQ
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' ..
Belmont Industrial Estate GB - Durham DH1 1GG
Prix Prices from : 49 £
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..
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,..
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.
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.