A captivating city that combines quintessential English quality with a superb artisan food and drink scene, first-class galleries and award-winning museums.
Durham’s skyline is one of the most stunning city panorama’s in Europe, and includes Durham Castle and iconic Durham Cathedral, recently named the UK’s number one landmark. Together they form Durham’s incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Explore ‘Open Treasure’ Durham Cathedral’s world-class visitor experience, and discover over 2,000 years of history. Previously unseen spaces within the cathedral cloister have been opened up to reveal some of the most intact surviving medieval monastic architecture in England.
Discover over 1000 years of history, with chic café-bars housed in 17th century buildings, a historic library full of treasures from around the world, and a collection of welcoming places to stay in and around this enchanting city.
Considered as one of the largest and finest examples of Norman architecture in England, and one of Europe’s greatest medieval buildings, Durham Cathedral, built in 1093 sits proudly overlooking the River Wear at the heart of Durham’s World Heritage Site.