Nestled in the North East region of England, Durham is home to the 11th Century Norman castle that overlooks the River Wear, in addition to the historic Durham Cathedral that has been occupied by University College Durham since 1840. Durham's coastline is absolutely stunning and was awarded with heritage status in 2001.
Visitors to Durham leave with a lasting impression of the town's dramatic cliff top views, golden sandy beaches, and the idyllic landscape for walking, cycling and outdoor activities. Just to the north of Durham also lies breathtaking landscapes of Northumberland and it's historic castles and land sites.
Cobbled stoned streets meander through the charming old town of Durham and eventually lead to the pristine Durham Cathedral. A major tourist sight and a significant part of the city's history, the Durham Cathedral is a world heritage site and boasts some of the finest architectural examples in British history.
Voted Britain's best loved building, the Durham Cathedral is considered one of the greatest displays of Norman architecture. Despite the small size of this quaint and charming town, Durham has a wide variety of sights and attractions to offer.
First class shops, pubs, and restaurants can be found around Durham, most of which are all walking distance. The banks of the River Wear offer breathtaking views and serve as great spots for outdoor activities. An 18 acre Botanical Garden, and the Archeological and Oriental museums are just a few of the attractions that Durham has to offer.
Visitors and local residents alike can enjoy a home cooked, delightful meal from the numerous Durham restaurants available. Any craving can be satisfied by the wide range of restaurants in Durham including a variety of international and traditional English cuisine. Atmosphere, service and the quality of food at drink are at the highest level at Durham restaurants.