Durham is a county full of fun and entertainment. Located toward the Northeast of England, it’s one of the most picturesque sites packed with architecturally stunning cathedrals, magnificent castles, and breezy and sparkling riverside settings.
Durham Cathedral - is one of the mus-go-to places as soon as you reach Durham. The grandiose structure of this cathedral has been acclaimed as the finest architecture by many in Britain and outside. Enter this and lose yourself in the magic of the medieval era. Adjacent to the Cathedral, there’s a castle that together forms a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Durham. The Castle is a Norman castle, an elegant masterpiece from the 11th century. Occupied and maintained by the Durham University now, the site offers guided tours to let you explore the extensive history of Durham.
Beamish - is acclaimed globally and is popularly known as the Living Museum of the North which offers a real essence of the lives of North East England from 1 820s, the 1910s and 1940s. The sculptures, artifacts and huge sets depicting real-life scenes from different eras seem to bring life back. The museum is quietly tucked in the countryside in Durham county, a little farther away from the main town.
Auckland Castle - Durham is blessed with many magnificent and elegant castles, offering glimpses into the illustrious nature of Great Britain and the statheads Aucklan castle also known as Auckland castle is a magnificent masterpiece that was built in the 12th century and it houses a museum. The site is acclaimed as one of the best-preserved bishops' palaces that also features artifacts and displays from the 12th and 15th centuries.
High Force Waterfall - Once you have explored the historic significant sites in Durham, you must also explore the natural masterpiece here. The most impressive waterfalls in England, High Force is quietly tucked in the North Pennines Area. The most exciting site is the gorgeous Greenlands leading your way to River Tees that form a 21-meter waterfall. It’s nothing less than a breathtaking view.
Palace Green Library - Durham county is rich in history, thus never falls short of sites that preserve the rich past. Palace Green Library is an architectural masterpiece and houses a rich collection of unique exhibitions and archives that span across centuries.
Crook Hall & Gardens - is a 13th century medieval hall that features a beautiful Georgian dining room and many garden areas, each unique from the other. The stunning medieval house is one of the oldest inhabited houses in Durham City and stands beside the River Wear. With different rooms and exhibition halls, there’s ample to explore and experience within the house. There are facilities to grab some delicious food and drinks amidst the green serene gardens.
If you have some more time on your hands, you could also explore Durham Riverside Walk, The Bowes Museum, Broompark Picnic Area and Old Durham Gardens
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