Durham  is a City status in the United Kingdom in the North East England of England. It is within the County Durham local government Unitary authority, and is the county town of the larger Ceremonial counties of England. It lies to the south of Newcastle Upon Tyne, Chester-le-Street and Sunderland, Tyne and Wear and to the north of Darlington.
Durham is well known for its Normans Durham Cathedral and 11th-century Durham Castle, and is home to Durham University. Durham (HM Prison) is also located close to the city centre.

Why visit?

  • Durham is surrounded by stunning countryside, with the North Pennines and the Durham Dales both within easy reach. Take a walk in the countryside and enjoy the stunning views.
  • Durham is a vibrant city with a thriving cultural scene. From the Durham Book Festival to the Durham Brass Festival, there's something for everyone to enjoy.
  • Durham is home to a wealth of historic sites, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Durham Cathedral and Castle. Take a stroll around the cobbled streets and explore the city's rich history.