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Not without reason, Durham is regarded as a historical city with a fascinating history. With its numerous Heritage sites, Durham is considered, by many, the spiritual capital of northern England as well as one of its most beautiful and unspoilt medieval centres. The medieval city sits atop a craggy hill encircled on three sides by the River Wear. Its panoramic view of the Cathedral and Castle is a relict of the Norman conquest and described as "one of the finest architectural experiences of Europe".

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Durham Cathedral

This is the city’s piece de resistance and reason for being. Durham Cathedral is the largest and most spectacular example of Norman architecture in Britain. The present Cathedral has stood on this spot for over 900 years and has been used as a venue for Hogwarts in the Harry Potter movies.
Adresse: Durham Cathedral, Durham
Telefon: +44 19 1386 4266
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat from 18h; Sun from 17h30
Billetter: Free

River Cruises

Enjoy one-hour sight-seeing cruises along the River Wear with suggestive views of Durham Cathedral and Castle aboard the 150 seat Prince Bishop. For a gentle and more intimate journey, rowing boats are also for hire.
Adresse: The Boathouse, Elvet Bridge, Durham
Telefon: +44 19 1386 9525

Coastal Walk

Durham Coastal Footpath is an 18 kilometres marked route. The route passes impressive sandy beaches, cliff top scenery, wooded ravines and the Durham Denes where rare plant and wildlife of international importance thrive.
Adresse: Durham Coastal Footpath, Durham
Telefon: +44 3000 268 131

Durham Heritage Centre

Durham Heritage Centre is a museum telling the story of Durham from the 10th century to the present day. Here you can go, see and experience displays, models, videos and hands on activities under the roof of a medieval church.
Adresse: St Mary-le-Bow, North Bailey, Durham
Telefon: +44 19 1378 2372
Åpningstider: April & May: Weekends and Bank Holidays 14h - 16h30 June: daily 14h - 16h30 July, August & September: daily 11h - 16h October: Weekends 14h - 16h30

Beamish - the North of England Open Air Museum

Beamish is one of the leading tourist attractions in England, vividly recreating country life as it was in the 1800's and early 1900's. Costumed staff welcomes visitors to a recreated town of shops, houses, pub, offices and a sweet factory.
Adresse: Beamish, County Durham
Telefon: +44 19 1370 4000
Åpningstider: Open 7 days a week from 10h - 17h, in Winter Open 5 days a week from 10h - 16h, Closed Monday and Friday
Transport: Service 128 provides a direct link with Durham City Centre. Buses run hourly on Saturdays throughout the summer season

Walworth Castle

Located on the grounds of Walworth Castle with forest and river, Birds of Prey is a fantastic venue not only to see the birds very close in all their beauty and get information on them, but also to have your own falconry experience. Put on a falconry glove and learn how to handle and fly the various birds of prey.
Adresse: Walworth Castle, Walworth, Co Durham
Telefon: +44 1325 485470
Åpningstider: flying display times 13h30 and 15h

Hall Hill Farm

At the Hall Hill Farm, there is plenty to see and do and is the perfect place to spend a lovely day with the whole family. Children will love the bumpy tractor ride, lamb bottle feeding, rabbit handling, pony rides as well as the outdoor playground. Keep the kids entertained watching the sheep race or puppet show.
Adresse: Lanchester, Durham
Telefon: +44 1388 731333
Åpningstider: Daily 10h30 - 17h00

HMS Trincomalee Trust

Just north of the River Tees estuary, you can experience life on board of a prestigious heritage fleet. HMS Trincomalee was built in Bombay in 1817 and is one of the oldest warship afloat in the world. Step into the history of the Royal Navy, watch old guns and the cannons being set off and see how life on board was like.
Adresse: Jackson Dock, Maritime Ave, Hartlepool
Telefon: +44 1429 860077
Åpningstider: Daily 10h - 17h

Crook Hall

The beautiful cottage gardens at Crook Hall provide views across open countryside and a peaceful and relaxing environment. Some of the gardens have been largely untouched for centuries, while others have been created afterwards. Let yourself be inspired by the magic of these gardens as with every turn there is something new to admire.
Adresse: Frankland Lane, Sidegate, Durham
Telefon: +44 191 384 8028
Åpningstider: Daily 10h00-17h00, closed on Thu, Fri & Sat

Killhope - The North of England Lead Mining Museum

The Killhope Lead Mining Museum is a fascinating, restored nineteenth century Victorian lead mine where you can delve into the history of mining by mining for your own gemstones or panning for fools gold. The museum has a host of different minerals on display and is surrounded by woods and forest inviting for long walks.
Adresse: Cowshill, County Durham
Telefon: +44 1388 537 505
Åpningstider: April-November daily 11h - 17h

Auckland Castle

Auckland Castle is one of the UK’s most important historical buildings with the largest private chapel in Europe. Once built as an estate for hunting in pleasant surroundings, it has since then been used as the palace of the Prince Bishops of Durham. You can see how the men of great power resided in this historical building as well as many important works of art and treasures.
Adresse: Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland
Telefon: +44 1388 743 750
Åpningstider: open from 10h until last admission at 16h every day except Tuesday

The Bowes Museum

A French château is home to the Bowes Museum and venue for the founders’ amazing love story. It is filled with treasures and has an internationally renowned collection of paintings, porcelain, furniture and fine arts on display. The highlight of the exhibition is a 240 year-old Silver Swan.
Adresse: Barnard Castle, Newgate, County Durham
Telefon: +44 1833 690606
Åpningstider: The Bowes Museum is open daily from 10h – 17h. Closed only 25 & 26 December & 1 January

High Force Waterfall

Discover this Area of Outstanding Beauty with a picturesque and powerful waterfall. Located in a beautiful surrounding at Forest-in-Teesdale, in the heart of the Durham Dales, England’s biggest waterfall drops, with its 21 metres into River Tees.
Adresse: High Force, County Durham
Telefon: +44 1833 622 209
Åpningstider: High Season -Easter to end of October 10h – 17h, Low Season - November to Easter 10am – 4pm

Oriental Museum

The Oriental Museum evolved in conjunction with the teaching of oriental languages at Durham University and is completely devoted to the art and archaeology of the regions of Northern Africa, Near and Middle East, as well as Asia. It boasts a unique collection of Asian artefacts and there are plenty of activities like dressing up or colouring to keep children amused.
Adresse: Elvet Hill Rd, Durham, County Durham
Telefon: +44 191 334 5694
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri, 10h - 17h ,Sat, Sun and Bank Holidays, 12h - 17h

Gala Theatre & Cinema

On a rainy day in Durham, visiting the Gala Theatre Durham on the banks of the river Wear centre could be a great option to escape the bad weather. It is considered one of the best theatres in the north east and showing leading theatre companies, comedians, bands, musicians and dance performers as well as a cinema programme.
Adresse: 1 Millennium Place, Durham
Telefon: +44 300 026 6600
Åpningstider: Sun 14h - 20h, Mon - Sat 10h - 20h

Durham University Botanic Garden

Take a stroll in the fascinating Botanic Gardens of Durham University with a unique collection of indigenous and exotic plants and animals. Once created primarily for teaching and research to protect biodiversity on the campus, it has opened its doors to the public. From arid desert to tropical rainforest and native woodland, the Botanic Gardens has it all.
Adresse: Hollingside Lane, Durham
Telefon: +44 191 334 2887
Åpningstider: Open every day, all year round. Summer 10h - 17h, Winter 10h- 16h The Botanic Garden is closed over the Christmas period

Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground

As the name already suggests, the Riverside Ground is located close to the river Wear and home to Durham County Cricket Club. It is not only the venue for exciting local cricket matches, but has as well hosted numerous international matches.
Adresse: Riverside, Chester-le-Street, County Durham
Telefon: +44 191 387 1717
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 09h–17h, Sat. 10h-14h, Sun Closed
Transport: Nearest train station is Chester-le-Street. Riverside is signposted from Chester-le-Street station. Travel Planner - or

Fury Events Ltd - Quad Biking and Clay Pigeon Shooting

Looking for a thrilling experience and the ultimate adrenaline kick? With over 2500 acres of beautiful countryside to explore, quad biking, off-roading or clay pigeon shooting at Fury Events is a must do for action lovers. Tracks are challenging as well as speedy and will push you to your limits.
Adresse: Broom House Farm, Witton GIlbert, Newcastle upon Tyne, County Durham
Telefon: +44 191 371 8382
Åpningstider: Daily 09h-17h

Market Kitchen

Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County hosts one of Durham’s most well-known traditional restaurants: Market kitchen. Served in a classical, elegant dining hall, the food is traditional British fare. A strictly jacket-and-tie, and elbows off the table affair is advisable. It is also recommended to book early.
Adresse: Old Elvet, Durham
Telefon: +44 191 3866821
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 18h- 22h

The Capital Indian Restaurant

This place serves a wide range of excellent mouth-watering traditional Indian dishes, which vary from subtle, delicate meals to the most fearsome of curries. The waiters are courteous, friendly and helpful.
Adresse: 69 Claypath, Durham City
Telefon: +44 19 1386 8803
Åpningstider: Daily 18h-23h

Finbarr's Restaurant

In a restored 17th century farmhouse, an eclectic menu offers flavours from around the globe at reasonable prices in a choice of two settings. Choose from a room dedicated to the wild and raucous, or alternatively a more formal and romantic evening.
Adresse: Aykley Heads, Durham
Telefon: +44 191 307 7033
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 12h–14h, Sun 18h–21h

Bells Fish Restaurant

Ideally located on Market Place, Bells Fish Restaurant offers tasty fish and seafood dishes. Here you can also enjoy bread rolls, chips and coffee with a great selection of sauces.
Adresse: 11 Market Place, Durham UK
Telefon: +44 191 384 8974
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 11h15-20h30, Sun 12h-15h

Cross Keys Inn

The Cross Keys Inn has traditional homemade British classics as well as international cuisine on their menu. Great traditional local pub atmosphere with excellent food. Try British classics like Cullen Skink, Spotted Dick or Sticky Figgy Pudding.
Adresse: Cross Keys Inn, Front St, Durham
Telefon: +44 191 373 1279
Åpningstider: Daily 12h - 00h

Bella Mamma

The family friendly Italian restaurant Bella Mamma is one of the favourite spots for locals to enjoy traditional Italian cuisine in a lively and welcoming atmosphere. Groups of all ages come here to have a good time with friends and family with excited chatter and laughter.
Adresse: Nevilles Cross Complex, Darlington Rd, Durham, County Durham
Telefon: +44 191 370 9922
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 17h–22h, Sunday closed


Tia’s Mexican and Mediterranean restaurant has a great choice of tasty Tex Mex food ranging from traditional Mexican enchiladas, fajitas and chimichangas as well as a host of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes. Enjoy the famous Tia’s Rose or the frozen Margaritas.
Adresse: 84 Claypath, Durham
Telefon: +44 191 383 9001
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 17h-23h or till late, Sunday closed

Lebaneat Restaurant

This is the place to eat if you are looking for new tastes, aromas. Enjoy authentic Lebanese cuisine in the heart of Durham with a fantastic view of the historic city. On Monday and Thursday you can even bring your own alcohol.
Adresse: 47 North Bailey, Durham
Telefon: +44 191 384 6777
Åpningstider: Daily 12h - 23h

Paxtons Sandwich Bar

Paxtons Sandwich Bar is renowned in whole Durham for its beautifully displayed selection of fresh sandwiches and its excellent, friendly service. All dishes are handmade and range from English breakfast to baked potatoes and delicious burgers.
Adresse: 2 Romaine Square, Bowburn, Durham
Telefon: +44 191 3772393
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 7h-14h, Sat 8h-13h

The Old Mill

The Old Mill, a typical English Inn, is located in a countryside setting with an intimate and cosy atmosphere. Formerly used as a mill, its interior has been turned into a tasteful and stylish restaurant. The food is outstanding and portions are more than generous even for a big appetite.
Adresse: Metal Bridge, Thinford Rd, Coxhoe, Durham, County Durham
Telefon: +44 1740 652 928
Åpningstider: (Serving food) Mon-Thu 12h-21h Fri-Sat 12h-21h30 Sun 12h-21h

The Blue House

The family-run pub The Blue House is an oasis of tranquility in a wonderful rural setting. There is plenty of choice for the whole family as they serve both traditional pub dishes like steak pie or fish and chips and Sunday roast as well as light lunch and suppers.
Adresse: Salters Ln, Haswell, Durham
Telefon: +44 191 526 0307
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 12h- 14h30 and 17h-21h, Sat 18h-21h, Sun 12h-16h

Three Horseshoes

Originally built as a farm, The Three Horseshoes serves excellent home cooked food in a comfortable environment. On Pie Tuesday, you should enjoy one of the delicious pies with a selection of fine fillings baked freshly after your order.
Adresse: Three Horseshoes, Lanchester Rd, Lanchester, Maiden Law, Durham, County Durham
Telefon: +44 1207 520 900
Åpningstider: Mon-Friday 11h30-14h30 and 18h-22h30 ,Sat 11h30-23h, Sun 12h - 17h

The Head Of Steam - Durham

The Head of Steam is an English pub, situated directly in the centre of Durham, and has a huge variety of draught and bottled beers from all over the world with wheat beers and lots of Belgian beers among them. Test your appetite in the Burger Challenge and see if you can finish the giant burger.
Adresse: 3 Reform Place, North Road, Durham, County Durham
Telefon: +44 191 383 2173
Åpningstider: Mon-Thu 12h-23h, Fri 12h 00h, Sat 12h-00, Sun 12h-23h

Rib Room Steakhouse & Grill

Situated within the area of Ramside Golf Club and Hotel, The Rib Room Steakhouse and Grill is a great venue for a romantic evening and an exclusive dining experience. Meat-lovers will be pleased by the cuts of fine Durham Beef cooked to perfection and your liking accompanied by a selection of first-class wines.
Adresse: Carrville, Durham, County
Telefon: +44 1740 620253
Åpningstider: Fri-Sat lunch 12h - 14h, Friday dinner 18h - 22h, Saturday dinner 17h- 22h, Sunday lunch 12h-13h

Thai River Restaurant

Located in the heart of Durham on the right side of the river, Thai provides easy access to the city centre a fabulous view of Durham Cathedral and of the beautiful riverside. Enjoy delicious, authentic Thai food and exceptional service for a unique dining experience.
Adresse: 32 The Riverwalk Durham DH1 4SL
Telefon: +44 191 597 8774
Åpningstider: Daily Mon-Sun 12h-15h and 15h-22h

The Three Bridges

The Three Bridges has something for any taste or age. Whether you would like real pub food, a big breakfast or just a drink and join for major sport events, the popular bar can cater for every need, since it comes equipped with two HDTVs and two projector screens, as well as vegan options in the menu.
Adresse: 80-83 North Rd, Durham, County Durham
Telefon: +44 191 384 1775
Åpningstider: Mon-Thu 9.30h-23.30h, Fri 9.30h-00h, Sat 9h-00h Sun 10h-23h

Vennels Café

With more than one-hundred seats over the three floors of a spectacular 16th century building, Vennel’s is famed for its tasty traditional cakes and its beautiful pieces of forniture. Here you can enjoy a country cottage atmosphere with a delightful touch of elegance.
Adresse: Saddlers Yard 71 Rear of Saddlers Street
Telefon: +44 191 375 0623
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat: 9h30-17h, Sun 10h30-17h

Tealicious Tea Room

Tealicious Tearoom is appreciated thanks to their impressive attention to detail. You will receive the full experience, with vintage china teacups, charming little teapots and homemade scones. If you prefer coffee that can easily be arranged too.
Adresse: 88 Elvet Bridge, Durham
Telefon: +44 191 3401 393
Åpningstider: Tue-Sat 10h-16h, Sun 12h-16h

Treats Coffee Shop

Treats Coffee Shop is an excellent venue whether you are looking for a lunch or just a coffee and some snacks. The portions are large and the food is home cooked and of high quality. In addition the prices are reasonable and the staff welcoming and friendly.
Adresse: 27-28, Silver St, Durham
Telefon: +44 191 384 5620
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 8h-17h30, Sat 8h-18h, Sun 9h-16h30

Ye Old Elm Tree

Ye Old Elm Tree attracts a mix of young and old as well as families. On the menu you can find a wide selection of real ales, tasty food and a delicious choice of vegetarian or gluten-free specials like wheat free ale. This lovely pub, with a large beer garden and Folk Music, will ever guarantee something for every taste or special diet.
Adresse: 12 Crossgate, Durham, County Durham
Telefon: +44 191 386 4621
Åpningstider: Daily 11h30 - 23h, Fri-Sat 11h30-00h

Half Moon Inn

A Tudor building is home to The Half Moon Inn, a traditional English pub with award-winning beer which has featured in the Good Beer Guide for years. Join the weekly events and get-togethers while having a decent pint or ale.
Adresse: 86 New Elvet, Durham DH1 3AQ
Telefon: +44 191 374 1918
Åpningstider: Mon-Thu 11h-23h, Fri-Sat 11h-00h, Sun 12h-23h

Flat White Kitchen

A renovated 17th century townhouse in the center of Durham is the venue of Flat White, known primarily for its delicious food and acclaimed for serving one of northeast England's best coffee. Brunch and sandwiches are also not to be missed.
Adresse: 40 Saddler St, Durham
Åpningstider: Mon-Wed 9h-16h, Thu-Sat 9h-16h and 16h30-21h30, Sun 10h-16h

Gala Theatre

Gala theater offers a plenty of cultural activities such as tragedies, commedies, and musical events provided by various companies and artists. It ´s also a nice place to eat and drink in style. Every Saturday from 12.30 pm you can enjoy free chill out jazz.
Adresse: 1 Millennium Place, Durham
Telefon: +44 3000 266 600
Åpningstider: (Depending on the show) lunch menu served daily 11h30 to 14h30.

The Market Tavern

This is one of the city’s oldest and best loved pubs. The Market Tavern is conveniently located in the centre of the shopping district and perfect for a quick drink and maybe a bite to eat at a reasonable price.
Adresse: 27 Market Place, Durham
Telefon: +44 19 1386 2069
Åpningstider: Mon-Thu 12h-00h, Fri-Sat 10h-2h, Sun 11h-00h

The Water House

The Water House is a very popular and child friendly bar situated within an old water board building. It has a convenient location next to both the railway station and bus/coach station. It´s easy to be reached from Millburngate Centre as weel.
Adresse: 65 North Road, Durham
Telefon: +44 19 1370 6540
Åpningstider: Mon-Thu 8h-23h30, Fri-Sat 8h-00h, Sun 8h-23h30


Being one of Durham’s oldest and enduringly popular clubs, Klute is happy to be a place where people can get to know each other without the worry of inhibitions. Located on the historical Elvet Bridge, It is good fun as it loyally sticks to a perpetually-popular selection of 1960’s,1970’s and 1980’s classic pop.
Adresse: Elvet Bridge, Durham DH1 3AF
Telefon: +44 7713 341127
Åpningstider: Daily 22h30-2h, Wed closed

Ebony Champagne & Cocktail Bar

Ebony Champagne & Cocktail Bar offers an extensive selection of champagne and cocktails in a sophisticated environment. The bar is perfect for private parties or for having a relaxing drink with friends.
Adresse: 8 Walkergate, Durham City
Telefon: +44 191 3757121
Åpningstider: Mon-Thu 10h -00h, Fri-Sat 10h-1h, Sun 12h-00h

The Dun Cow Inn

The Dun Cow is a quaint little pub and has anything you could possibly wish for in a proper, traditional English pub. Nested between some houses off the noisy city centre pubs, it has remained unchanged for decades and serves home-made bar snacks and a selection of local ales.
Adresse: 37 Old Elvet, Durham, County Durham
Telefon: +44 191 386 9219
Åpningstider: Mon-Tue 11h-23h, Sun 12h-23h

Fighting Cocks

Fighting Cocks is a lively pub with a DJ playing songs from the 60’s 70’s, 80’s and 90's at the weekend and live sports events on screen. The traditional pub food they serve is great and they also offer cask ales and a wide range of wines, spirits and cocktails.
Adresse: 4 South St, Durham
Telefon: +44 191 383 6970
Åpningstider: Mon-Thu 11h-23h, Fri-Sat 11h-2h, Sun 12h-23h
Transport: easy walking distance of Durham Bus Station and the Market Place and a 10 minute walk from Durham Railway Station

Whisky River

As The name itself already suggests i, Whisky River is a stylish, old-fashioned cocktail bar with outside seating overlooking Durham’s famous riverside and Elvet Bridge. However, non-cocktail lovers will also enjoy themselves as there is a good selection of continental beers and lagers, with the pleasure of live music during the nights as well.
Adresse: 47, Prince Bishops Shopping Centre, 1-2 High St, Durham, County Durham
Telefon: +44 191 384 9511
Åpningstider: Daily 11h-00h

The Big Jug

The Big Jug is a great place to spend a fantastic night out. Listen to live bands every Friday night and dance to the music of top DJs on Saturday nights or watch the world’s most important sports events on big screens. The upbeat atmosphere will definitely make your night a fun experience.
Adresse: William Robson House, 88 Claypath, Durham
Telefon: +44 191 384 8354
Åpningstider: Mon-Wed 16h-23h; Thu-Sat 12h-23h; Sun 12h30-23h


Osbournes is a situated directly in the centre of nightlife just off Elvet Bridge and close to Klute and Whisky River. It is a great location to enjoy the night with varied DJs, live bands and good drinks.
Adresse: 21A Elvet Bridge, Durham DH1 3AA, United Kingdom
Telefon: +44 191 383 2783
Åpningstider: Mon 20h-00h, Tue-Thu closed, Fri 19h-00h. Sat 14h-00h, Sun 18h-1h

Studio Nightclub

Studio is a spacious night club which occupies two floors. It offers a great selection of drinks at reasonable prices and is therefore a popular location for students. Music ranges from Soul Night to Clubmusic.
Adresse: 15-17 North Rd Durham County Durham
Telefon: +44 7549 643427
Åpningstider: Depending on every single day

Wiff Waff Bars

Wiff Waff Bars is the home of beer pong and offer free ping pong all night. Enjoy great vibes and music, Pizza, beer and table tennis - what more could you wish for.
Adresse: Back Silver St, Durham DH1 3RA
Telefon: +44 191 386 7700
Åpningstider: Mon 22h30 till late. Fri-Sun 17h till late,

The John Duck

Whether you want to listen to some good old fashioned rock music and rock & roll tunes or just have a cosy and relaxed time, John Duck is the perfect location to spend an exciting evening. On Friday evening, there is always a live band playing for your musical entertainment.
Adresse: 91-91a Claypath, Durham, County Durham
Telefon: +44 191 374 1114
Åpningstider: Daily 12h-23h, Fri-Sat 12h-00h

The Bishops' Mill

During the day, the Bishop’s Mill serves as a restaurant, however, after 10 it transforms into a late bar with DJ, Dance Floor and a broad selection of drinks. It has often featured in the Good Beer Guide and is famous for its sheer number of ales and draught beer.
Adresse: 1 Walkergate, Durham, County Durham
Telefon: +44 191 370 8510
Åpningstider: Mon-Tue 8h -00h, Wed 8h-2h, Thu 8h-1h, Fri- Sat 8h-2h Sun 8h-1h

The Library

From the outside you can already see little welcoming signs and that is what The Library is all about. The quirky pub The Library, a little gem with student bar vibes, has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere to have a relaxing evening with friends. Regularly you can listen to acoustic live music and watch all the big games on the screen.
Adresse: 46 Saddler St, Durham DH1 3NU
Telefon: +44 191 384 6704
Åpningstider: Monday-Thursday 9am - 12:30am Friday 9am - 01:30am Saturday 9am - 01.30am Sunday 9am - 11:30pm

The Gates Shopping Centre

Located directly next to the riverside, The Gates Shopping Centre is hosting over 30 retailers all under one roof. From Charles Eagles & son to Wilkinsons or Thorntons, the Gates Shopping Centre has both a lovely inner mall as well as an outer walkway and is boasting a great variety of retailers.
Adresse: 1 Framwelgate Waterside, Durham, County Durham
Telefon: +44 191 386 9363
Åpningstider: Daily 09:00-17:00
Transport: All main bus routes into Durham city centre. All Park & Ride buses stop directly outside the shopping centre.

Prince Bishops Shopping Centre

The open air Prince Bishops Shopping Centre is located right in the heart of Durham, just a few leaps away from the historic Market Place. It is boasting over 40 leading brands, among them Bhs, Next, Boots and Clarks just to mention a few. After a successful shopping day, you can relax in one of the cafes or bars.
Adresse: Centre Management Offices, High Street, Durham
Telefon: +44 191 375 0416
Åpningstider: Mon- Sat 09:00 - 17:30, Sun 11:00 - 17.00

New Balance Dalton Park

Save up to 50 % while buying world-leading brands at the outlet centre Dalton Park. Over 60 outlet shops selling over 200 diferent brands can be found all under one roof ranging from Joseph and Radley to Next Clearance, Adidas, Levi or Marks and Spencer.
Adresse: Dalton Park Outlet Shopping Center, Murton, Seaham, County Durham
Telefon: +44 191 517 1376
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 10h-19h, Sat 9h- 19h, Sun 10h30-17h
Transport: Go North East routes:202, 265, 61, Arriva routes: Sapphire 22

Bishop Auckland

Bishop Auckland is not only famous for Auckland castle, but also for a sheer number of shopping opportunities in little boutiques and specialist shops in its city centre. With over 200 shops which cannot be found in high streets, Fore Bondgate is a shopping heaven.
Adresse: Bishop Auckland, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, UK
Åpningstider: Depending on the shop

Durham City Market

Since 1851, an old Victorian building has been home to the Durham City Market, which has maintained a lot of its tradition. Over 50 independent traders offer a wide choice of locally sourced foods and drinks as well as hand-crafted items, homeware or fashion.
Adresse: Durham Market Hall, Market Place
Telefon: +44 191 384 6153
Åpningstider: Monday to Sunda 9am - 4:30pm

The Mugwump

Durham's unique boutique The Mugwump was founded in 1966 by two art school graduates aimed at creating a shop full of treasures and unusual things. Since then it has not changed a lot and the philosophy has remained basically the same: finding exclusive clothes, accessories and perfect gift ideas or homeware.
Adresse: 37 Saddler St, Durham, County Durham
Telefon: +44 191 386 1282

Crushed Chilli Gallery

In this art gallery in the city centre you can find unique and hand-crafted contemporary art including paintings, sculptures, ceramics and glass, jewellery as well as textiles. Each item is individual and crafted by high quality art glass. Watch how the glass is transformed at the onsite working glass studio.
Adresse: South St, Durham, County Durham
Telefon: +44 191 375 0644
Åpningstider: Thu-Sat 10h-16h

People's Bookshop Durham

People's Bookshop Durham is an independent bookshop mainly specialised in second-hand books about local history, politics, biographies, poetry, collectable books and all kinds of little ideas and forgotten stories of the local community. Have a look inside and browse through the eclectic selection of books.
Adresse: 70 Saddler St,Saddlers Yard 70, Durham, Co Durham
Telefon: +44 191 384 4399
Åpningstider: Tue.Fri 12h-17h, Sat 10h-17h, Sun closed

Sweet Greetings

This old sweet shop is not only a children’s paradise, but also grown-ups will be amazed at the sheer number of traditional sweets and hundreds of old-fashioned jars. Since 1909, this shop has been making people happy with retro and classic sweets like space dust popping candy, original peppermint creams, merry maids, Scottish humbugs or Bassetts liquorice sticks.
Adresse: 4 Church St, Shildon, County Durham
Telefon: +44 1388 772 736
Åpningstider: Daily 9h-17h, except Wed 9h-16h and Sat 9h-15h, Sun closed


Historic Oswell's in Barnard Castle is a traditional bookstore which offers unusual books, cards, stationery and related gifts. If you are looking for unique eye-catchers, limited edition prints or small surprises in a rustic atmosphere, Oswell’s is definitely the right place for you.
Adresse: 10 The Bank, Barnard Castle, County Durham
Telefon: +44 1833 630 084
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 10h-17h, Sun: Sometimes

Barnard Castle

Visit the nearby historic Barnard Castle, a European market town named after the famous castle. The array of antique shops and independent retailers make it a heaven for shoppers that are looking for distinctive, charming items off the high streets. Treasure seekers can find home décor, second-hand books, designer clothes, jewellery, vintage and retro items or local crafts.
Adresse: Barnard Castle, Barnard Castle, County Durham

The Durham Brewery Ltd

Visit the oldest brewery in Durham to view a working micro brewery, but also sample or buy bottle-conditioned beers, minicasks, gift packs or t-shirts. This is the perfect place to obtain beers directly at the source and learn something about the history of beer.
Adresse: Unit 6a Bowburn North Industrial Estate, Bowburn, Durham, County Durham
Telefon: +44 191 377 1991
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 9h-16h, Sat 10h-16h, Sun closed

Durham Distillery

Durham Gin is a small-batch craft distillery located on the outskirts of Durham City. They produce genuine, hand-made gin made with traditional methods and only best quality ingredients. Production is still old-fashioned from the 400-litre copper pot and small batches of a few hundred bottles at a time to the hand-made labels.
Adresse: 2F-2G, Riverside Industrial Estate, 2F Riverside Industrial Estate, Langley Park, Durham DH7 9TT
Telefon: +44 780 923 8481
Åpningstider: Daily 9h-15h, Sat-Sun closed

Fowlers Yard

A creative hub and one of Durham’s best kept secrets can be found in Fowler's Yard. Creative workspaces have maintained their authentic charm and an artistic community shares their skills with visitors, including wool spinning and fleecing, furniture restoration, jewellery design, portrait painting, tapestry weaving and micro-brewing.
Adresse: Fowlers Yard, 6 Back Silver St, Durham, County Durham
Åpningstider: Usually open Tue-Sat, opening times vary for individual businesses.

Something Different Antiques

Antiques and vintage items can be purchased at Something Different Antiques. It is a small family-owned business which offers English and Continental furniture, clocks, pottery, barometers, ethnic carpets, vintage clothing, chandeliers, and decorative item.
Adresse: 34 Maude Terrace, St Helen Auckland, Bishop Auckland
Telefon: +44 1388 664366
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 10h-17h, Sun 11h-16h

Durham Tees Valley Airport

Durham and the surrounding area are served by Durham Tees Valley Airport. This small and friendly international airport regularly sees 1 million passengers per year and is located 30 kilometres from Durham city and close to many of the attractions this region has to offer. There are numerous bus services you can use to reach the city. Bus service 12 operates between Darlington and the airport. You can find taxis just outside the terminal building.
Adresse: Durham Tees Valley Airport, Durham
Telefon: +44 20 7357 6917


Durham city has a well-connected railway station for both local and nationwide destinations. Major destinations and railway companies are: East Coast - to Scotland and London Kings Cross Cross Country - to the Midlands and South West TransPennine Express - to Manchester Airport and Liverpool Northern - to Seaham, Bishop Auckland, Shildon, Newton Aycliffe and Heighington. The National Rail Enquiry Line:
Telefon: +44 84 5748 4950


Citizens of the European Union member-states, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Switzerland, and Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) only require a valid passport to enter the UK. Residents of a further 10 countries do not require entry visas for stays under 6 months: the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, South Africa, Hong Kong, and Malaysia. Nationals of some further countries do not require a visa, but need to hold an entry certificate. Use the UK Government website to check for specific requirements:

Best Time to Visit

As is common in Northeast England, Durham receive quite a bit of precipitation, especially from November to February. Spring or late winter are both excellent times to visit Durham, an alternative to visiting in summer, when the highest of heat is reached.July could be also good month to visit the city, when string bands and orchestras perform in open-air during the Durham Brass Festivals, which offers a wide range of concerts, street carnivals and music workshops for both adults and children.

Public Transport

While the station is on a hill some 10 minutes’ walk from the city centre, there are regular buses between the two. Durham Cathedral Bus links the Cathedral, Rail Station, Bus Station, Car and Coach Parks and operates every 20 minutes. You can choose between various types of tickets. Adult single tickets start from as low as 80p and range up to £6.60 for longer journeys. An adult daily ticket for the city costs £3.50 and a daily ticket for the regions costs £6.00.
Telefon: +44 19 1384 3323


There are few of the famous Black ‘Hackney’ taxis in Durham but plenty of mini cabs to choose from. There are taxi ranks at the Rail and Bus Stations, outside the Prince Bishop’s and Gates’ Shopping Centres and at Market Place. ABC Cab Company +44 919 682 0437 DC Taxis Durham +44 7928 035954 Durham’s Best Cab: M&M Taxis, Pratt's Taxis, Park Taxis, Axle Taxis
Telefon: ABC Cab Company +44 919 682 0437, DC Taxis Durham +44 7928 035954


Post offices are generally open Mon-Fri 9h - 5h30. Larger post offices are also open Saturdays. Durham has numerous post offices throughout the city. The famous post boxes are red. One of the most important to rely on is Durham Post Office, located just i the centre of the city.
Adresse: Durham Market place, 22-23, Durham DH1 3NJ
Telefon: +44 191 386 9103
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 9h-17h30 (Tue from 9h), Sun 11h-15h


All medication is readily available, either over the counter or on prescription. Boots Chemist has numerous outlets in Durham. If you need 24hr urgent medical care telephone NHS Direct. They can give you free medical advice and direct you to the nearest hospital with 24-hour accident and emergency departments. Phone: 111 Boots Chemist: 6 North Rd, Durham, DH1 4SH 2-5 Market Place, Durham Durham City Retail Park, Mcintyre Way, Durham, DH1 2RP Leak Chemist: 6 Blue House Buildings, High St, Durham, DH1 1AR29 Front St, Durham, DH1 5EE
Adresse: (Leak Chemist) 6 Blue House Buildings, High St, Durham, DH1 1AR29 Front St, Durham, DH1 5EE
Telefon: +44 91 384 7708
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 9h-18h, Sat 9h-17h30, Sun closed


Country code: +44 Area code: 0191


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