Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020
History buffs will enjoy exploring Durham, and visitors give high marks for the relaxing spas, top-notch restaurants and cathedral. Welcoming and cultural, this city will delight tourists with its university setting, riverfront and shopping. Top sights in the city include Durham Castle and Durham Cathedral.
Cultural venues in the city include Gala Theatre Durham, Oriental Museum and Durham World Heritage Site Visitor Centre. Its historic sites and cathedrals are notable and landmarks include Durham Castle, Durham Cathedral and St. Nicholas Church. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the rivers and Crook Hall and Gardens.
Popular places to visit in the area include Washington Old Hall, 9 mi/14.5 km from the heart of the city, and Tyne Bridge, which is 13.3 mi (21.3 km) away.
If you want to explore the larger area, ride aboard one of the trains from Durham Station. Durham might not have many public transport choices so consider a car rental to maximise your time.