Enjoy award winning attractions, picturesque gardens and explore quaint market towns and the historic streets of Durham City.

Step back in time and discover Durham’s fascinating heritage at award winning attractions such as Beamish Museum, the Living Museum of the North, Raby Castle and Gardens and the majestic Durham Cathedral which, with the adjacent Durham Castle, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and forms one of the most stunning city panoramas in Europe.

Explore the quaint market town of Barnard Castle which is a haven for walkers and officially recognised as a ‘Walkers are Welcome Town’ and see history come to life at Kynren, the must see open air spectacular with the backdrop of Auckland Castle that takes place in Bishop Auckland every summer.

Discover the breath-taking views of the Durham Dales and visit High Force one of England’s most spectacular waterfalls. Also seek out the natural wonders and hidden gems of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a European and UNESCO Global Geopark from Bowless Visitor Centre.

Durham is an amazing county with world class exhibitions, festivals and events just three hours by train from London, and less than two from Edinburgh. And with Newcastle and Teesside International airports nearby, plus the Port of Tyne, a warm welcome awaits visitors from across the globe

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