Pictures of Durham
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 which tell us that at one time Durham was a great place of pilgrimage. On the outskirts of the city is the battleground site of the Battle of Neville's Cross, where England fought and defeated Scotland in 1346 taking the Scottish king David II prisoner. In Durham you will also find a Victorian Indoor Market, Botanical Gardens, Finchale Priory; a 13th century holiday retreat built by the monks of Durham Cathedral, and lots of interesting shops, walks and boat trips on the river Wear.
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Hotels & Accommodation in Durham
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Kings Lodge Hotel
Durham, County Durham, England (0.2 miles, 0.3 km)
Kings Lodge Hotel offers a cosy bar, good food in Finbarr's Restaurant and easy access to Durham city centre. Kings Lodge Hotel stands next to Flass Vale Nature Reserve and is walking distance from D...
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Durham, County Durham, England (0.3 miles, 0.4 km)
Farnley Tower provides stunning views over Durham Castle and Cathedral. The hotel is a prominent Victorian mansion, renowned for its architecture and gardens, and has free Wi-Fi and free parking on si...
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Premier Inn Durham City Centre
Durham, County Durham, England (0.5 miles, 0.7 km)
In the heart of Durham's city centre, within easy reach of the A1 and less than 500 metres from the castle and the train station, this modern hotel offers great value and spacious, modern rooms....
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Swallow Three Tuns Hotel
Durham, County Durham, England (0.5 miles, 0.8 km)
In a building dating to the 16th century, the Three Tuns Hotel in Durham City centre is within 10 minutes’ stroll of Durham Cathedral. Interconnecting rooms are available and free parking is possibl...
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Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County
Durham, County Durham, England (0.5 miles, 0.8 km)
Set within a beautiful 18th century building, this luxurious hotel boasts a central location in the historic cathedral city of Durham, with views over the River Wear....
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|Durham Station||(0.3 miles, 0.5 km)|
|A1(M) Junction 62||(2.7 miles, 4.3 km, direction NE)|
|A1(M) Junction 61||(4.0 miles, 6.4 km, direction SE)|
|Chester-le-Street Station||(5.5 miles, 8.8 km, direction N)|
|Newcastle International Airport||(18.5 miles, 29.8 km, direction N)|
|Teesside International Airport||(19.4 miles, 31.1 km, direction S)|
|Durham to London||(233.9 miles, 376.3 km, direction S)||