Things to do in Durham

From UNESCO World Heritage sites to a myriad of museums, you will not know what to tick off your list first when looking for things to do in Durham…

County Durham offers the perfect variety of attractions and landmarks - making it the best place to get a true sense of the North East. From scenic castles and cathedrals to outdoor adventures waiting to be had, you’ll struggle to pack everything into your visit…

As the most picture-perfect and stereo-typically British area in the region, Durham makes a great place for any type of traveller. Whether you want to re-discover romance by the blossoming riverside bank of the Cathedral, experience history as a family, or want to keep the kids entertained – this county offers something for everyone.

So to save you from making the most difficult decision of all, we have compiled a list of the best things to do in Durham….


Things to Do for Families ·

Connect as a family as you enjoy all of the most interesting and unique attractions that Durham has on its doorstep. Award-decorated museums and UNESO World Heritage Sites are just some of the things that your family can uncover. Whether you’re three, or 93, Durham has something to make you smile on every day of your visit.

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Things to Do for Couples ·

If you’re looking for a romantic getaway, then look no further – as Durham’s charming streets and relaxing atmosphere make it the ideal place to ignite the flame and discover the best of Britain. With charismatic eateries, beautiful walks and spa hotels a-plenty, you will not fall short of dreamy hotspots to enjoy as a couple.

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Things to Do for Kids ·

Adventure awaits, with and abundance of parks, museums and acres of woodland waiting to be discovered. If keeping the kids entertained is usually a tiresome task, then look no further – as you will be able to keep them enthralled for hours thanks to the many child-friendly activities Durham has to offer all year round.

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