Things to see and do - Durham
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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..
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 ..
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 WiFi, a restaurant, bar and modern health club. Each spacious room has a flat-screen satellite TV, l..
Old Elvet GB - Durham DH1 3JN
Centrally located in the historic city of Durham, Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County boasts views of Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle and is situated on the banks of the River Wear. Each room at Durham Marriott Hotel features a flat-screen TV and ..
The Avenue GB - Durham DH1 4DX
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Farnley Tower provides stunning views over Durham Castle and Cathedral. The guesthouse is a prominent Victorian mansion, renowned for its architecture and gardens, and has free WiFi and free parking on site. Dine in the award-winning Gourmet Spot re..
34 Old Elvet GB - DH1 3HN Durham
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.
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.