Durham Tourist Information

Durham Cathedral on the River Wear - County Durham

Durham Cathedral on the River Wear – County Durham

The North East’s great cultural centre and medieval city Durham, is a riverside jewel, tightly packed, with a breathtaking collection of heritage buildings including World Heritage Sites Durham Castle and Cathedral. Feeling more like an ancient market town than a city, Durham offers an exquisite dining and shopping scene brimming with best markets, old traditional inns and chic cafes.

See Durham City from the water via a boat trip on the River Wear or soak up the Durham specialist shopping scene around the city’s ancient narrow vennels, tiny streets flanked by overhanging gable buildings. Durham offers a wonderful mix of world cuisine and award-winning restaurants, delectable tearooms and quirky cafes. Ticking all the boxes for a world class city break, take a tour of Durham’s choice of museums and galleries, from the celebrated Oriental Museum to the Botanic Garden.

Voted one of Britain’s best loved buildings, the Norman Romanesque Durham Cathedral tour is essential visiting, combined with a visit to the adjacent Grade 1 listed Durham castle also dating back to the Norman period. Browse our fantastic selection of Durham B&Bs, modern hotels and luxury contemporary apartments on Iknow, putting you right in the heart of this World Heritage city, and within easy reach of top County Durham attractions like Beamish. Search for Durham City accommodation now and book.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.