Trains to Durham

Cheap Trains to Durham

"If you have never been to Durham before, go there at once. Take my car, it’s wonderful.” Bill Bryson

Durham is known as a cathedral city, featuring a fine Norman castle that dates back to the year 1073. Nowadays, the castle, which lies along the loop of the River Wear, is turned into a college of Durham University. Surrounding the castle is a cobweb of hilly cobblestone streets, filled with university students going about their daily life.

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Visiting Durham by Train

The best way to get into Durham is to arrive by train where you get to admire the city’s breathtaking views. There are trains running on the East Coast Main Line coming from London Kings Cross Station and York railway station. Trains also come from other places in the UK, including Manchester, Leeds, and Birmingham. The Durham train station is only a short walk away from the city centre and is well connected towards the cathedral by the Cathedral Bus.

The city centre of Durham is pretty compact, with some small roads that are pedestrian-friendly. There are a number of sites that are worth visiting in the city and the most remarkable of these sites are the Durham Cathedral and the Durham Castle. Both sites are included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, dating back to 1073.

The Treasures of Saint Cuthbert that can be found within the cluster of the buildings of the Durham Cathedral and is home to a wide range of amazing artefacts including the coffin of Saint Cuthbert, which was from the 7th century. Take time to walk towards the charming River Wear where the Durham peninsula was built upon.

The Botanical Gardens that are close to Howlands Park and Ride as well as the Collingwood College is also a must-visit. If you fancy shopping, check out the Durham Indoor market. This is a beautiful Victorian covered market selling a wide range of products, including traditional sweets.

You can also take part in a tour of the Durham University Campus where you get to learn about the fascinating history of the university.