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"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 lies along the River Wear loop and dates back to the year 1073. Nowadays, it is a college of Durham University. Surrounding the castle is a cobweb of hilly cobblestone streets, filled with university students going about their daily life.
When you arrive at Durham by train, you can admire the city’s breathtaking views at the end of the journey. Trains run on the East Coast Main Line from London Kings Cross Station, York, Leeds and Peterborough. Durham train station is only a short walk away from the centre, and there is a bus connection to the cathedral.
The heart of Durham is pretty small, with some narrow roads that are pedestrian-friendly. Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle are included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, dating back to 1073.
The Treasures of Saint Cuthbert are found within the cluster of the buildings in Durham Minster and house a wide range of unique artefacts including the coffin of Saint Cuthbert from the 7th century. Take time to walk the charming River Wear, through Durham city.
The Botanical Gardens that are close to Howlands Park and Ride are a must-visit. If you want to go shopping, check out the beautiful, covered Victorian market, selling a wide range of products, including traditional sweets.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you get a train to Durham?
Durham is on the main line between London and Edinburgh. There are regular trains, with services from London taking under 4 hours.
How do I get to Durham?
You can get to Durham by train to the city station, by air to one of the two nearby airports or by road, with Durham just off the A1.
What is Durham famous for?
Durham is famous for its University, cobbled streets and old architecture including the Cathedral and Castle.
Is Durham a town or a city?
Durham is a small city, due to it having a Cathedral.