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Durham Cathedral

This is the city’s piece de resistance and reason for being. Durham Cathedral is the largest and most spectacular example of Norman architecture in Britain and the present Cathedral has stood on this spot for over 900 years.
Durham Castle

Durham Castle

Dating back to 1072, the castle was the principle home of the Prince Bishops of Durham until 1832 when it became University College. Outside of term time, during student holidays the building is open for guided tours.
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River Cruises

Enjoy one-hour sight-seeing cruises along the River Wear with dramatic views of Durham Cathedral and Castle aboard the 150 seat Prince Bishop. For a gentle and more intimate journey, rowing boats are also for hire.
Coastal Walk

Coastal Walk

Durham Coastal Footpath is an 18 kilometres marked route. The route passes impressive sandy beaches, cliff top scenery, wooded ravines and the Durham Denes where rare plant and wildlife of international importance thrive.
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Durham Heritage Centre

Durham Heritage Centre is a museum telling the story of Durham from the 10th century to the present day. Here you can go see and experience displays, models, videos and hands on activities under the roof of a medieval church.
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Darlington Railway Centre & Museum

Housed in a former passenger station, the museum covers the railways of North-East England and includes as its star attraction. The star attraction is Robert Stephenson’s 1825 ‘Locomotion’, the first steam engine to haul passengers along the tracks here.
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Beamish - the North of England Open Air Museum

Beamish is one of the leading tourist attractions in England, vividly recreating life as it was in the 1800's and 1900's. Costumed staff welcomes visitors to a recreated town of shops, houses, pub, offices and a sweet factory.
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