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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

Barnard Castle and the river Tyne

Barnard Castle (43 Pictures)

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Beamish, County Durham: Tram

Beamish (97 Pictures)

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...

Bishops Park Deer shelter (c. 1760), in Bishops Park,Bishop Auckland,Durham

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.....

High Force, Englands highest waterfall. On the River Tees, Upper Teesdale, Co.Durham.

Forest-in-Teesdale (30 Pictures)

It's landscape, possessed of a wild untamed beauty, highlighted by the meandering River Tees, has a few ancient farmhouses and old stone cottages...

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Recommended attractions in County Durham

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland, County Durham

Auckland Castle (48 Pictures)

With its grand arch, Auckland Castle, also known as Auckland Palace or the Bishop's Castle, is the official residence of the.....

Durham Castle and 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.....

Green (and White) Man

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.....

Raby Castle, Staindrop, County Durham

Raby Castle (29 Pictures)

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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