Durham is a City in County Durham in
northeast England, 19 miles south of
Durham is popular for it historic
Cathedral, Castle, Riverside Walks,
Boat Tours and Boat Hire.
The image top is of Durham Cathedral and
Castle from the Train Station. The main East
Coast Rail Line was built through Durham from
the 1850s to 1870s, leading from London up to
Newcastle, then on to Edinburgh.
The second image is of the Centre of
Durham, the Market Square with St Nicholas
Church in the lower corner. The first St
Nicholas Church was built here in the 1100s,
with the Church seen today built in the
Next to the Church is the Town Hall built
in 1851 in Medieval Style, with the Guildhall
next to the Town Hall dating to around the
1660s. The original Guild Hall was built in
The Statue of Neptune in the Market Square
was erected in 1729 to cover a place where
water was pumped to for residents in the City
The Copper Statue in the Square is of the
of Londonderry, erected in 1861, with the
Marquess on horseback in Hussar Uniform. The
Marquess owned Collieries in the area.
Elvet Bridge Street runs down from the
Market Square to the River Wear, with a
popular Boat Club for drinks
This is where you can take a Boat Trip
around Durham, out east to the Cricket Ground
where there is a Bandstand, large Bronze Cow,
and Riverside Path with areas for lazing
around in the sun.
The Durham Cow was created by Andrew
Burton in 1997, as a cow is claimed to have
been involved in the founding of Durham
The Boat Tour turns at the Cricket Ground
then heads out west to below Durham
Cathedral. There is also a Riverside Walk
around below the Cathedral.
You can aslo hire Rowing Boats at the Boat
Club or watch races.
Cathedral is one of the top Attractions
in the City, built from 1093, replacing an
earlier Saxon Church. You can tour the
Cathedral that also has a shop and diner.
is next to the Cathedral, built from 1072 for
William the Conqueror, six years after his
conquest of England. The Castle was used by
the Bishops of Durham as their home for many
centuries. The University College, Durham
began using the Castle from 1837, with Guided
Tours now available.