Provided by: Dave Head/Shutterstock.com
Durham Tees Valley Airport

Durham Tees Valley Airport

Durham and the surrounding area are served by Durham Tees Valley Airport. This small and friendly international airport regularly sees 1 million passengers per year and is located 30 kilometres from Durham city and close to many of the attractions this region has to offer. There are numerous bus services you can use to reach the city. Bus service 12 operates between Darlington and the airport. www.arriva.co.uk You can find taxis just outside the terminal building.
Read more
Passport/Visa

Passport/Visa

Citizens of the European Union member-states, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Switzerland, and Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) only require a valid passport to enter the UK. Residents of a further 10 countries do not require entry visas for stays under 6 months: the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, South Africa, Hong Kong, and Malaysia. Nationals of some further countries do not require a visa, but need to hold an entry certificate. Use the UK Government website to check for specific requirements: www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa.
Read more
Best Time to Visit

Best Time to Visit

As is common in Northeast England, Durham receive quite a bit of precipitation, especially from November to February. Spring or late winter are both excellent times to visit Durham, an alternative to visiting in summer, when the highest of heat is reached.July could be also good month to visit the city, when string bands and orchestras perform in open-air during the Durham Brass Festivals, which offers a wide range of concerts, street carnivals and music workshops for both adults and children.
Read more
Public Transport

Public Transport

While the station is on a hill some 10 minutes’ walk from the city centre, there are regular buses between the two. Durham Cathedral Bus links the Cathedral, Rail Station, Bus Station, Car and Coach Parks and operates every 20 minutes. You can choose between various types of tickets. Adult single tickets start from as low as 80p and range up to £6.60 for longer journeys. An adult daily ticket for the city costs £3.50 and a daily ticket for the regions costs £6.00.
Read more
Pharmacy

Pharmacy

All medication is readily available, either over the counter or on prescription. Boots Chemist has numerous outlets in Durham. If you need 24hr urgent medical care telephone NHS Direct. They can give you free medical advice and direct you to the nearest hospital with 24-hour accident and emergency departments. Phone: 111 Boots Chemist: 6 North Rd, Durham, DH1 4SH 2-5 Market Place, Durham Durham City Retail Park, Mcintyre Way, Durham, DH1 2RP Leak Chemist: 6 Blue House Buildings, High St, Durham, DH1 1AR29 Front St, Durham, DH1 5EE
Read more
View Tourist Information on map