Photograph of Durham Cathedral and Castle high above the river, with green trees on the riverbanks and Framwellgate Bridge in the foreground

Built by the people of Durham after the Norman invasion Durham Castle and Cathedral World Heritage Site is an awe-inspiring sight and is remarkably well-preserved.  It’s a special place.  Not a ruin, but the living and working heart of this historic city.  Originally part palace, part fortress, this has been a place of worship and scholarship for 1000 years, with a world-leading university and a chorister school since 1414.