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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

St James Church, Coundon 9th Jan 2010

Coundon (43 Pictures)

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High Row, Darlington, County Durham

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...

Escomb Saxon Church, near Bishop Auckland 15th June 2009

Escomb (7 Pictures)

Lying in a prominent position ringed by the River Wear, Escomb is best known for its magnificent Saxon Church reputed to be built from stones brought from the near-by ruined Roman Fort at Binchester...

Tunstall Reservoir

Wolsingham (18 Pictures)

This is a lovely village lying on the edge of the North Pennines in an area of great scenic beauty. It is a wild and beautiful landscape dotted only by scattered farms with meadows full of grazing sheep and cattle...

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Recommended attractions in County Durham

Barnard Castle from the banks of the River Tees

Barnard Castle (26 Pictures)

This historic town is a picturesque centre for discovering the delights of Teesdale. The town occupies a clifftop site above.....

Locomotion 1 (Replica)

Beamish Open Air Museum (179 Pictures)

Beamish Museum lies in a basin of stunning countryside covering over three hundred acres. This is no ordinary museum, but an.....

Double rainbow

Hamsterley Forest (12 Pictures)

Hampsterley Forest encompasses over five thousand acres, it is a combination of parkland and forest, giving access to some of the.....

Frosterly in Weardale, County Durham

Weardale (19 Pictures)

This lovely scenic valley lies between the town of Bishop Auckland, seat of princes of the church and the charming market town of.....

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