Welcome to Durham Cathedral, a place of worship, welcome and hospitality. It is famous as the Shrine of St Cuthbert and resting place of the Venerable Bede; and its Romanesque architecture and incomparable setting.
The Oriental Museum is the only museum in northern Britain dedicated solely to the art and archaeology of the Orient.
Durham Castle offers affordable university-style student accommodation, which is suited to the budget traveller looking for a unique place to stay. This 11thC castle is part of a World Heritage Site and has an excellent central location adjacent to Durham Cathedral.
Housed in a refurbished 19th century almshouse, Durham's World Heritage Site Visitor Centre, a free facility open seven days a week, provides visitors with an overview of the World Heritage Site, including information about what it means to be a World Heritage Site, what makes Durham significant, and what there is to see and do in Durham.
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There are wonderful glass houses. Walk through the desert house to see the collection of cacti that thrive in this arid climate. Into the tropical rainforest house, see and feel what it is like to be in such environs, you can even make it rain! It contains a unique collection of plants and just beyond see some of its indigenous inhabitants, bugs, scorpions and tarantulas! There is even a rare breed of Manx Loghtan sheep that can be seen enjoying the parkland in spring . [Read more]
Visitors from all over the world come to share the magic of 13th Century Crook Hall and its idyllic English gardens.
Durham Light Infantry and Durham Art Gallery
Set in superb open parkland just north of the centre of Durham City at Aykley Heads, few visitors to the DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery today realise that they are visiting the site of the last colliery in Durham City.