Things to do in Durham


Durham City is a charming destination for tourists who love history, culture and nature. You can visit the stunning Durham Cathedral and Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and admire the medieval architecture and stained glass windows. You can also explore the lively market place, where you can find local crafts, food and souvenirs. If you want to relax, you can stroll along the River Wear, enjoy the scenic views and watch the rowers glide by.

Durham City is a place where you can experience the best of England in a small and friendly city.

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Attraction
Adults £5

Durham Castle

Medieval fortress, UNESCO World Heritage Site, guided tours, stunning architecture, panoramic views, historic Great Hall.

Crook Hall Gardens
Attraction
Adults £8.50

Crook Hall Gardens

Beautiful gardens, historic house, medieval architecture, tranquil atmosphere, tea rooms, events venue, family-friendly.

Attraction
From £5

Durham Cathedral

Gothic masterpiece, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Norman architecture, stunning stained glass, shrine of St. Cuthbert, serene cloisters.

Oriental Museum
Attraction
Free

Oriental Museum

Discover Asian art, culture, and history, diverse collections, educational exhibits, interactive displays, family-friendly, enriching experience.

Durham University Botanic Garden
Attraction
Adults £5

Durham University Botanic Garden

Lush botanical haven, diverse plant collections, tranquil oasis, educational exhibits, family-friendly, peaceful atmosphere.

Adventure Valley
Activity
Adults from £0.50

Adventure Valley

With 6 play zones to discover, farmyard fun and hours of indoor and outdoor fun, Adventure Valley is the biggest and best family park in the North East!

Attraction
Free

Finchale Priory

Medieval monastery ruins, tranquil riverside setting, historical significance, peaceful atmosphere, ideal for contemplation and exploration.

Activity
From £15

The Axe House

North East's premium axe throwing venue. We offer family, friends and colleagues an experience like no other.

Attraction
Adults £19.50

Beamish - The living Museum of the North

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World famous open air museum, telling the story of life in the North East England during the 1820s, 1900s 1940s and 1950s.

Herrington Country Park
Attraction
Free

Herrington Country Park

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Herrington Country Park is is one of the largest parks in Sunderland and home to many exciting events.

Hall Hill Farm
Attraction
Adults £11.95

Hall Hill Farm

Hall Hill Farm is an award winning mixed farm of 290 hectares - a great day out for children and schools with loads of great things to do and see.

WWT Washington Wetland Centre
Attraction
Adults from £9.72

WWT Washington Wetland Centre

Get close to rare and exotic birds, mammals and different wetland habitats. Walk with a warden, bug hunt or tour the duckery.