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a Historic City in the county of County Durham

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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 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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Kirk Merrington (49 Pictures)

in the county of County Durham

(6.7 miles, 10.7 km, direction S of Durham)

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

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Beamish (97 Pictures)

in the county of County Durham

(7.2 miles, 11.6 km, direction N of Durham)

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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Penshaw (34 Pictures)

in the county of Tyne & Wear

(8.1 miles, 13.0 km, direction NE of Durham)

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Bishops Park, Bishop Auckland, Durham 7th Jan 2010

Bishop Auckland (142 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of County Durham

(8.6 miles, 13.8 km, direction SW of Durham)

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.....

Escomb Saxon Church, near Bishop Auckland 15th June 2009

Escomb (7 Pictures)

in the county of County Durham

(9.2 miles, 14.8 km, direction SW of Durham)

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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Durham Cathedral, Durham

Durham Cathedral (148 Pictures)

(0.4 miles, 0.6 km)

One of the finest buildings in the world. This huge cathedral which is third only to Canterbury and York in ecclesiastical.....

Durham Castle

Durham Castle (33 Pictures)

(0.8 miles, 1.3 km)

Durham Castle is another one of Durham's magnificent buildings. It was founded in 1072 and such was the impregnability of the.....

Lumley Castle, Chester-le-Street, County Durham

Lumley Castle (8 Pictures)

(5.6 miles, 9.1 km, direction N)

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Beamish Open Air Museum (215 Pictures)

(8.0 miles, 12.9 km, direction N)

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

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland, County Durham

Auckland Castle (48 Pictures)

(8.3 miles, 13.3 km, direction SW)

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

Angel Of The North at Gateshead

Angel of the North (40 Pictures)

(11.0 miles, 17.8 km, direction N)

Britain's largest sculpture, The Angel of the North weighs in at 208 tonnes and stands 20 metres high. It was based on artist.....

Gibside Chapel, National trust garden - Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Newcastle upon Tyne NE16 6BG

Gibside (42 Pictures)

(11.7 miles, 18.8 km, direction NW)

Gibside is famous for the sedate historic estate set at the heart of the outstandingly beautiful Derwent Valley. The estate was.....


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