There’s an abundance of reasons to why you should visit the country of Durham. A mere walk along the cobbled streets of Durham’s city centre is enough to make you fall in love with this historic city. Aside from the picturesque city centre and it’s iconic Norman castle, this vibrant countryside region is full of history, heritage sites and family attractions, the perfect destination for a long weekend or UK holiday.
Durham is situated in the North East, a great base to explore the North of England. A trip to Durham is not complete without visiting the historic Durham Cathedral. Set grandly next to Durham Castle with the city huddled below and the river sweeping around, it is British heritage at its best.
If you want to get away and explore England’s remarkable past, then a break in Durham is a perfect match. Beamish – The Living Museum of the North offers visitors the chance to discover what life was like in North East England during Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian times. Home to the North Pennines, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Durham Heritage Coast, Durham has plenty of walking and cycling routes. The North Pennines is an incredible natural landscape with open moors, picturesque villages, dramatic dales and wildlife.
Whether its walking along the cobbled streets in the historic city of Durham or enjoying a walk through the dewy Durham countryside you’re sure to have a wonderful time in Durham.
For more information on what to explore when you visit Durham, check out our Things to Do in Durham guide.