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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.

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Tourist attractions Durham : Things to see and do

  • Durham Cathedral Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    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..

  • Oriental Museum - University of Durham Recommended Recommended

    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.

  • Castle Interesting

    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 ..

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Hotels Durham

  • Premier Inn Durham City Centre Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Freemans Place GB - Durham DH1 1SQ

    Prix Prices from : 66 £

    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' ..

  • Bannatyne Hotel Durham

    Eden Terrace GB - Durham DH1 2HJ

    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 ..

  • Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    Frankland Lane GB - Durham DH1 5TA

    Prix Prices from : 74 £

    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, ..

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Restaurants Durham

  • The Town House Comfortable restaurant 

    34 Old Elvet GB - DH1 3HN Durham

    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.

  • Finbarr's Comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • Bistro 21 Comfortable restaurant 

    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,..

  • Restaurant DH1 Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    The Avenue GB - DH1 4DX Durham

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