Places to Visit in Durham

Unique, characterful and oozing with history, Durham is a lovely place to visit. Whether you choose to spend the day exploring Durham’s heritage or visiting one of the many places to eat, there is something for everyone. Keep reading to find out our favourite places to visit in Durham.

Durham Cathedral

The College, Durham, DH1 3EH

Renowned for its truly magnificent architecture, Durham Cathedral is guaranteed to amaze you. This beautiful building was built in 1093 and has been a place of worship for almost a millennium. If you are a Harry Potter fan or know someone who is, Durham Cathedral is a must see!  

Hardwick Park

Hardwick Hall Country Park, Stockton-on-Tees, TS21 2DN

If you fancy venturing out of Durham, Hardwick Park is worth a visit. Enjoy a stroll or relax with a picnic – it’s the perfect Sunday spot.

Beamish Museum

Beamish, County Durham, DH9 0RG

Beamish isn’t your typical museum. Step back in time to 1820s, 1900s and 1940s North East life. Visit a 1900s sweet shop, Co-op store and garage; as well as discovering what life was like for those working in the coal mines. A fun and interesting day out for the whole family.

Durham Riverside Walk

Green Lane, Durham, DH1 3UW

For lovers of the outdoors, Durham’s Riverside offers a beautiful backdrop for a walk, with stunning views of the river and city.

Durham Castle 

Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RW

An extremely unique and interesting place to visit, with more than 900 years of living history to discover. Durham castle was built as a fortress by the Earl of Northumberland in 1072. Explore the 14th century dining hall, 17th century black stairs and 16th century Chapel.

High Force 

Forest-in-Teesdale, County Durham, DL12 0XH

Situated in the heart of the Durham Dales, High Force is one of England’s most spectacular waterfalls. Enjoy a picnic surrounded by stunning countryside.

Raby Castle 

Raby Castle, County Durham, DL2 3AH

Named as one of the UK’s most popular castles*, Raby Castle offers a great family day out. Explore the castle, enjoy a tranquil walk around the picturesque garden and relax in the welcoming tearoom. There is even a woodland play area for the kids.

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