Visit Durham

Find out how to get to Durham, where to stay, eat and drink, and what to see

Don't Miss...

The view from the Cathedral Tower, looking South.

...the view from the Cathedral Tower; the Cathedral Great Kitchen (now the bookshop); and the Galilee Chapel.

Visitors on a guided tour of the Castle.

...a guided tour of Durham Castle, given by one of the students who live there, for an overview of the building's past and present use.

Bird's eye view of a Cathedral service.

...Evensong at the Cathedral — 5.15pm Monday to Saturday, 3.30pm on Sundays — to appreciate the Cathedral as a working building.

The view from Prebends' Bridge

...the walk along South Bailey to Prebends' Bridge, built to capture stunning views, and the postcard image of Durham.

The viewing platform in front of Durham Railway Station offers one of the best panoramic views of the World Heritage Site. From that vantage point, the significance of the Cathedral and Castle as symbols of the Bishops of Durham's dual secular and religious power is very clear.

...the view of the Castle and Cathedral from Station View (if you arrive by train) or Framwellgate Bridge (if you don't).

The riverbanks in autumn

...a walk along the river banks around the Durham peninsula, just metres away from the city centre, but seemingly a world away.

The Durham Heritage Centre and Museum provides insights into Durham institutions and traditional crafts and trades, such as quilt-making, among many others.

...Durham Heritage Centre, for an overview of the city's history and its commercial life in Victorian times.

The opportunity to stay in historic accommodation, through the university, and St Johns and St Chad's Colleges.

...the opportunity to stay in historic accommodation, through the university, and St Johns and St Chad's Colleges.