What to see and do in Durham


Egglestone Abbey 
Standing on the borders of Yorkshire and County Durham, Egglestone Abbey was always a very poor abbey and now stands in ruins amongst fields of cows. Though many of the medieval structures have been completely removed, others still stand to their full original height.

Finchale Priory   
This comparatively small priory is situated in a scenic spot on the banks of the River Wear, about 4 miles from Durham. From its lowly beginning as a hermitage for St.

Harperley Prisoner of War Camp   
Harperley POW camp was purpose-built during WW2 to house Italian and German prisoners. The camp consists of 49 huts - the most complete of only a handful of camps left in the country. The purpose-built theatre still remains where prisoners put on shows for local people.

Hartlepool Historic Quay & Museum   
The internationally renowned Historic Quay and award-winning Museum opened in 1995 to huge acclaim. The Quay depicts an 18th Century seaport from the time of Nelson and Trafalgar. Home of the HMS Trincomalee, the second oldest British warship afloat - available for guided tours.

High Force   
Known as High Force, this naturally formed waterfall is a site to behold. The winding woodland paths that lead up to the waterfall are magical and the rumbling sounds of the flowing water from the River Tees guides visitors to the heart of this spectacular site.

Locomotion - The National Railway Museum at Shildon   
Locomotion celebrates Shildon�s history as one of the world�s oldest railway towns. The first passenger train on the first passenger railway in the world left from here in 1825. Now, this hands-on interactive experiences brings teh reality of the railways over the last 200 years fully to life.

Raby Castle   
This splendid mediaeval castle, built in the mid 14th century on the site of an earlier fortified manor house by the powerful Nevill family, who owned it until the Rising of the North in 1569, has been the home of Lord Barnard’s family since 1626.


Durham is closer than you think

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