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What to do in Durham

About Durham

Located in northeast England, the historic city of Durham is located close to both Sunderland and Newcastle to the north. Just beyond the city is the charming beauty of the English countryside, dotted with vibrant market towns and breathtaking scenery. Durham is home to some of the UK’s most iconic landmarks, including imposing Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle, The surrounding area is filled with cultural attractions, like the famous open-air Beamish, the Living Museum of the North, and the Bowes Museum. Get out and explore Durham Dales' picturesque villages, relax on the Durham Coast, or take a cycling tour with unforgettable views on your holiday in Durham.

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What to see in Durham

Located in the heart of the city, Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle are two of Durham's most recognisable landmarks. Together, these historic landmarks make up one of the UK's oldest UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Dating back to the 11th century, the majestic Durham Cathedral is known for its spectacular Romanesque architecture, medieval cloister, and library. Durham Castle is known for its Great Hall and chapels, which are still used in regular functions for the local university.

In the summer, catch the breathtaking open-air show, Kynren—an epic tale of England reliving 2,000 years of history. Performed by over 1,000 artists at Auckland Castle, the show features stunning pyrotechnics, amazing stunts, and incredible special effects that recall highlights of English history. Located in the town of Barnard Castle, the Bowes Museum exhibits a renowned collection of ceramics, tapestries, and paintings by famous artists like Francisco Goya, Canaletto, and Jean-Honoré Fragonard.

Get close to nature in the centre of Durham, with a visit to the Durham University Botanic Garden. Here, you can explore areas like the Bamboo Grove, Alpine Garden, and Woodland Garden. Don't miss the rainforest house, featuring a diverse collection of plants, and the desert house containing a variety of cacti.

Where to stay in Durham

You'll find a wide range of hotels in Durham to suit your travel requirements. You can easily find anything from luxury to cheap hotels, with eDreams' smart search engine. If you're looking to discover Durham's fascinating past, you'll be best served with accommodation near the city centre. The historical centre is built on a peninsula created where the River Wear sharply bends. This area is compact and walkable and contains most major landmarks, shops, and a nice riverwalk.

If you love the outdoors, look for accommodation near the Durham Dales, which features a fabulous landscape of hills, along with valleys, picturesque villages, and meandering rivers. Take a walking or cycling tour through some of the outstanding natural beauty in the region. Take in awesome views of the surroundings, and savour tasty treats at one of the local cafes. If you choose to stay near the Durham Coast, explore the spectacular heritage coastline, with its rugged cliffs and diverse wildlife. Don't miss the Castle Eden Dene reserve, which offers miles of footpaths and breathtaking natural woodlands.

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