Pictures of County Durham
About 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.
See below for all the best towns & attractions in County Durham, or see a selection of our County Durham photographs on our picture tour of County Durham..
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Beamish is famous for its lovely open-air museum which so vividly brings to life how the folk of the region lived at the turn of the 20th century...
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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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Durham as a town reflects the long history of its magnificent castle and cathedral with its winding streets, ancient market place and alleyways and other old churches to discover.....
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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...
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This is an ancient seaport and county borough which merged with its Victorian neighbour, West Hartlepool in 1967...
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Seaton Carew lies at the edge of urbanised Hartlepool, it has seaside amusements and a lovely stretch of firm sand...
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Long before Spennymoor ever existed there was... Spenny Moor. Spenny Moor was a vast area of common land, and we are indebted to noted historian and antiquarian Robert Surtees.....
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This is a lovely, bustling little town is set amidst the charm of Weardale, it is almost entirely built of stone particularly around the old Market Square, dominated by a fine stone cross...
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This historic town is a picturesque centre for discovering the delights of Teesdale.
The town occupies a clifftop site above.....
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Beamish Museum lies in a basin of stunning countryside covering over three hundred acres. This is no ordinary museum, but an.....
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Josephine Bowes, wife of John Bowes was a Parisian actress, and perhaps this shows in the choice of building they chose as a.....
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One of the finest buildings in the world. This huge cathedral which is third only to Canterbury and York in ecclesiastical.....
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Hampsterley Forest encompasses over five thousand acres, it is a combination of parkland and forest, giving access to some of the.....
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This is the Tees most spectacular offering, it is also England's highest waterfall. The best time to see High Force is just.....
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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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Arriving close to Staindrop from almost any direction the view of Raby Castle, built by the powerful Nevill family in the.....
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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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