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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

Steam Train 2

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...

Tall Ships

Hartlepool (472 Pictures)

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

St John the Evangelist Church

Kirk Merrington (49 Pictures)

Kirk Merrington is a pretty, hilltop village overlooking the Wear Valley and the Cleveland Hills...

Wolsingham

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

Beamish Open Air Museum

Beamish Open Air Museum (193 Pictures)

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

A lake with a view

Billingham Beck Valley Country Park (1 Pictures)

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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.....

British Summertime - Weardale!

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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