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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

Auckland Castle Deer House

Bishop Auckland (130 Pictures)

This was the busy social and commercial centre of the south-west Durham coalfield, but the town is actually much older than the Industrial Revolution, although that historic.....

A picture of Escomb

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...

A picture of Kelloe

Kelloe (1 Pictures)

Kelloe has pleasant riverside areas and is in close proximity to historic Hartlepool Quay and the seaside resort town of Peterlee on England's northern coast...

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

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.....

Beamish Open Air Museum

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.....

Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Bowes Museum (9 Pictures)

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

Snowline

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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