Things to see and do - Durham
Unmissable tourist sites
Durham Travel guide
Durham : Michelin's recommendations
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
Palace Green 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 ..
GB - Durham DH1
The town centre is nearly entirely pedestrianised. If you want to enjoy a fine view of the cathedral, with the austere castle walls in the foreground, head for Elvet Bridge or Framwellgate Bridge. Near to St-Mary-le-Bow 's Church, an alley descend..
Framwelgate Waterside GB - Durham DH1
South Bailey ends at the old Watergate , and a path leads from here to Prebend's Bridge. From there or the path on the other bank of the river, you can enjoy some fine view which have long fascinated writers and artists. The perfect harmony of wat..
34 Old Elvet GB - Durham DH1 3HN
Gadds Town House is set in a Grade II-Listed Georgian town house, offering individually themed rooms in Durham’s charming Old Elvet area. Durham Cathedral and the 11th-century castle are within 10 minutes' walk. Tastefully designed interiors feature..
Freemans Place GB - Durham DH1 1SQ
Prix Prices from : 68 £
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' ..
Old Elvet GB - Durham DH1 3JN
Set within a beautiful 18th century building, this luxurious hotel boasts a central location in the historic cathedral city of Durham, with views over the River Wear. There is free Wi-Fi in public areas. The Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County is ide..
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.