Going out in DurhamCounty Durham

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Going Out in Durham

About DurhamAbout Durham

Durham is situated northeast of England; the River Wear circuits around Durham castle and cathedral, two of the city’s most popular attractions. The city is home to some famous buildings such as Durham university with its botanical gardens and the Oriental Museum that offers the sighting of Asian, Egyptian, and Middle easter artifacts. Durham holds some of the finest architecture in the country and was voted the 43rd best place to live in the UK. Durham Castle is famous for its Norman architectural features; the castle was built to safeguard the Bishops from aggressors in the city and out of the city as well.

If you're visiting the city, you should visit Durham Cathedral, a spectacular site with much history embedded in its glorious walls. The Cathedral is evidence of admirable Norman architecture and was home to the Prince Bishops of Durham that were religious leaders. The Cathedral is close by to the Durham Castle and is sounded by green spaces and walking paths. Nearby there are also boathouses which are used for school and university trips; there is also a corn mill and a fulling mill. The Cathedral holds choirs and sermons; it is also used for events and has facilities such as toilets, gift shops, and a restaurant offering a taste of Durham. The chapel consists of the Shrine of St Cubert, the chapel of Nine Altars, and has a Lego structure for the Cathedral's fascinating visitors. It is a breath-taking building with stained glass windows adding to its beauty.

Durham botanic gardens is a mesmerizing green space opened to the public; located near Durham university, this woodland offers a perfect family day out whether you have a picnic or soaking in all the beautiful scenery. The garden offers several activities for families to keep them busy throughout the year. It presents the opportunity to learn about plant life and nature. You can arrange tours of the park, which is ideal for school trips. Durham botanic gardens have facilities such as toilets, its own car park, a gift shop with bizarre items that you can take home, and a café that offers delicious bakery and snacks.

Durham's best restaurants and cafes include Shaheens Indian, Tealicious tearoom, Akarsu Turkish restaurant, Bistro Citron vert, and plenty of others in the bustling city offering various kinds of cuisines inspired by dishes from around the world. Durham is home to many pubs such as the half-moon inn, the library, the Shakespeare, and many others that offer a range of different drinks. The city has a few theme parks, such as the Holmside amusement park, Adventure valley, and Digger land, all excellent for an entertaining day out.

Places to eat in DurhamPlaces to eat in Durham, Restaurants in Durham

Alishaan Indian Durham
Indian Durham
Bridge Hotel Restaurant British Durham
Bridge Hotel Restaurant
British Durham
Golden Pearl Asian Durham
Golden Pearl
Asian Durham
Fifty Six Restaurant Chinese Durham
Fifty Six Restaurant
Chinese Durham
Stantons Fast Food Durham
Fast Food Durham
Ali Baba's Lebanese Durham
Ali Baba's
Lebanese Durham

Places to drink in Durham Places to drink in Durham, Pubs and Bars in Durham

Stonebridge Inn Pub/Bar Durham
Stonebridge Inn
Pub/Bar Durham
Court Inn Pub/Bar Durham
Court Inn
Pub/Bar Durham
the Court Inn Durham Pub/Bar Durham
the Court Inn Durham
Pub/Bar Durham
The Three Bridges Durham Pub/Bar Durham
The Three Bridges Durham
Pub/Bar Durham
The Three Bridges Pub/Bar Durham
The Three Bridges
Pub/Bar Durham
Slug & Lettuce Durham Pub/Bar Durham
Slug & Lettuce Durham
Pub/Bar Durham

A brief history of DurhamA brief history of Durham

Durham is a city jam-packed with medieval history and is famous for its eleventh-century Norman Cathedral/ castle, which are significant religious sites that were constructed to protect the town from invaders.   During the year 1346, the city witnessed a battle that took place between the Scots and the English people. Durham is home to the world's famous miner gala, which was first introduced in 1871 and is still celebrated today, and its Cathedral was used for the preowned film harry potter. During Medieval Durham, people used to earn a living by having watermills that ground grain into flour; other important industries in the town included leather and wool production, and there were many tanners in the city. The city has a hospital dedicated to St Giles, who was a saint for Athens, and a hospital dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene, who possibly a follower of Jesus.

Durham during the 18th century gradually improved, and more schools opened; also, a mustard industry was established in the city. During this time the population of the city increased from 4000 to 5000, which was huge during that time. In the 19th century, many more industries opened in the city, welcoming carpenters and brewers.

Free things to DurhamFree things to do in Durham

Great for kids in DurhamGreat for kids in Durham

Dog friendly bars in DurhamDog friendly bars

Dog friendly restaurants in DurhamDog friendly restaurants

Did you know?Did you know?

The main centre of Durham City is a reservation area. This meaning most of the main historic sites such as Durham Castle and cathedral and protected.

Hidden gems of DurhamThe hidden gems of Durham

Durham Castle- Durham Castle is a Norman Castle and was once the home of the Bishops of Durham. The castle provides views of Durham Cathedral and stands high above a hill near the River Wear, which offers a spectacular view for visitors.

Unique to DurhamUnique to Durham

Durham city is mostly known for its Norman cathedral and 11th-century castle.