Durham City is one of the most exciting visual and architectural experiences in Europe. For nine centuries the magnificent Norman cathedral and castle have dominated the city’s skyline, their dramatic peninsular setting a defensive stronghold for Durham’s Prince Bishop. Today, the cathedral and castle are a World Heritage Site, officially recognising their exceptional quality and character. Other attractions include the University Museum of Archaeology, the University Oriental Museum, the Durham Light Infantry Museum and Durham Art Gallery.

Location: 7 miles north of Spennymoor, off the A167.

Enquiries: Tourist Information Centre, Millennium Place, Durham City DH1 1WA