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• Enjoy one of a kind guest accommodation in some of the most historic and beautiful buildings in Durham on the doorstep of some of United Kingdom's most renowned tourist attractions.

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Durham Visitor information

The Cathedral Church of Christ in Durham has a beautiful Romanesque style architecture and is at the top of the list for sights to see whilst visiting and can be found across Palace Green or can be seen from the banks of the River Wear. 

Just across from the Cathedral, you will see the Durham Castle which is a magnificent building not to be missed! 

There are many Museums that can be visited whilst in Durham, the Museum of Archaeology at Palace Green Library, The Oriental Museum on Elvet Hill, Durham Heritage Centre and Museum on St Mary-le-Bow amongst others.

Take a stroll in the Botanic Gardens located at the Durham University, with 25 acres of mature woodlands to explore and take in its beautiful scenery. 

You can wander along the cobbled streets, over its bridges, to Saddler Street where you will find most of Durham’s delicious Restaurants to choose from. 

There is a selection of local shops mainly found at the Prince Bishops Shopping Centre. 

Travel 

Durham is a small city so it’s easy to walk most places, or you can also cycle. 

You can travel by Bus, as they run regularly and have many stops in Durham and throughout it’s area. 

You can get a Train to Newcastle in the North which runs on a regular basis. 

However, if you hire a car, it is also an easier way to get around and you can also visit a few local areas nearby: 

  • Durham to the Angel of the North (A Famous sculpture which stands on a hill) – 15 minutes by Car. 
  • Durham to Newcastle – Less than 30 minutes by car.
  • Durham to the Lake District National Park – 1hour 30 minutes by car. 

History of Durham

Durham is a City full of historic culture in the North East of England, just below Newcastle. There is archeological evidence dating back to roughly 2000 BC and local legend states it was founded in 995 A.D and represents the journey of a group of Lindisfarne Monks that carried the body of the Anglo-Saxon Saint Cuthbert. 

Durham is not only an important religious site but also a defensive one. It’s situated high up on a hill and has a river surrounding three sides, it was an important defense against the Scottish invading English Lands. 

The Castle (1072) and Cathedral (1093-1133) were built together by Benedictine Monks, who wanted a place for the Bishop of Durham to live and a monumental shrine for Saint Cuthbert. It’s Panoramic view of the two structures facing each other is a very fine architectural experience and is now united as a World Heritage Site.  

One of the most famous battles that was fought at Durham was the Battle of Neville’s Cross in 1346, which the English won.

The Castle is currently home to students of Durham University, made up with several colleges, such as the St Cuthbert’s Society, College of St Bede and the College of St Hild representing its historical backgrounds. 

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