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Pictures of County Durham

A county in England

About the county of County Durham

County Durham is situated in the North-East of England, boardering Cumbria, North Yorkshire and Northumberland. Reputed to be one of Englands most attractive Counties, County Durham has much to offer the discerning traveller, from Medieval Castles of interest, beautiful landscapes perfect for scenic walks, and last but by no means least the City of Durham where you will find both Durham Castle and Durham Cathedral a World Heritage site.

Recommended towns & villages to visit in County Durham

A view of the Castle at Barnard Castle, County Durham

Barnard Castle (43 Pictures)

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Darlington Train Station

Darlington (112 Pictures)

Darlington, bustling though it is today was once a small Saxon settlement, this flourished as evidenced by the beautiful building of the church dedicated to Saint Cuthbert which lies at the heart of the town...

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Hartlepool (472 Pictures)

This is an ancient seaport and county borough which merged with its Victorian neighbour, West Hartlepool in 1967...

Seaton carew Hartlepool

Seaton Carew (11 Pictures)

Seaton Carew lies at the edge of urbanised Hartlepool, it has seaside amusements and a lovely stretch of firm sand...

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Recommended attractions in County Durham

Bowes Museum

Bowes Museum (11 Pictures)

Josephine Bowes, wife of John Bowes was a Parisian actress, and perhaps this shows in the choice of building they chose as a.....

Nine Arches, Lockhaugh

Derwent Walk Country Park (3 Pictures)

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Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral (141 Pictures)

One of the finest buildings in the world. This huge cathedral which is third only to Canterbury and York in ecclesiastical.....

Killhope Lead Mining Museum high in Upper Weardale. A desolate but magical place.

Killhope Lead Mining Museum (7 Pictures)

Killhope Lead Mining Museum keeps alive the counties lead mining traditions. This is a fully restored site of a working mine.....

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