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The York Pass
"Choose from a 1- 2- or 3-day sightseeing pass to suit your schedule and enjoy the flexibility to visit the York attractions that you want at a time that suits you best. Passes are valid for your choice of consecutive calendar days from the time of first use. After redeeming your voucher for your York Pass you’ll also receive a color guidebook with detailed information about the historical city and its famous attractions. Use the guidebook to plan your independent sightseeing with ease.The York pass includes entry to 30 top attractions around the c and discover Gothic architecture at its finest on a visit to York Minster — one of the largest cathedrals in Europe. Entrance to family-friendly attractions such as York Dungeon and York’s CHOCOLATE Story are included in the pass alongside lesser-known treasures like Clifford’s Tower.Free Entry to Select York Attractions:Barley Hall Beningbrough Hall Byland Abbey Captain Cook Memorial Museum in Whitby Castle Howard
From GBP38.00
 
Hexham Abbey Guided Tour Including Lunch or Afternoon Tea at the Refectory
"Catch a bus or train from Newcastle Central Station (trains leave 22 and 54 minutes past the hour between Monday and Friday) or take the bus 685 from Eldon Square Bus Station (a quarter to the hour Monday-Friday). It is a brief walk from the stat one of the finest monastic survivals in an English church; the Frith Stool a Saxon Bishop's throne which must date from Wilfrid's Church and the beautiful panel paintings including The Dance of Death.Following the absorbing tour of the Abbey you are taken into the recent refurbished visitor centre based in monastic buildings lost to the Abbey during the Reformation but brought back into its ownership in 2012. The Big Story exhibition gives a fascinating overview of the Abbey's history telling the story not only of the buildings but also of the many people who lived worked and praised God here over the centuries. An Anglo Saxon chalice found in a coffin in the 1860s holds pride of place in the main exhibition gallery. Try your hand at calligraphy and delight in the state-of-the-art display screens that piece the Abbey together through its history.Lunch will be served in one of
From GBP14.00
 
Private Guided Snowdonia and Conwy Day Trip from Conwy Valley
"On this day tour you will be chauffeured through some of the best sites and sceneries of North Wales with a private local driver guide. Travel through Snowdonia National Park which holds the highest mountain in England and Wales and enjoy Conwy one of Europe’s finest surviving medieval towns. Conwy Castle dominates the town and was Edward I’s most striking and powerful castles.Enjoy free time to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Castle as well as Plas Mawr one of the finest surviving town houses of the Elizabethan era. The town also features Britain’s smallest house which is well worth a visit!Enjoy the stunning scenery that Snowdonia has to offer during your tour and have the option of walking to or enjoy the views in a more relaxed way by taking the Snowdon Mountain Railway up! There is also the Llanberis Lake Railway which takes you along the shore of Lake Padarn.The National Slate Museum is definitely worth visit in this area also as it allows you learn more about the industry and a way of life that has become a great part of the Welsh identity. Your local driver guide will be happy to tailor the trip to your interests and requirements."""
From GBP500.00

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Durham train station

If you arrive from the south ( London or York etc ) your platform will be number 2. .Leaving the station there are taxis to city centre. or you can make your way by tunnel to the other side and...
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KNOCK KNOCKING ON HEAVEN’S DOOR

If you have the privilege of walking through the Palace Green towards the North Door of Durham Cathedral, you will see a lion/beast looking bronze door knocker. During the Medieval ages, this was a...
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DAO
Mar 04, 2015

Become a 'local' in minutes....

1.Tea! Durham has many many many tea shops that also have cakes - indulge in a British afternoon tea for under £5. Its worth it, whether you are admiring the view or escaping from the cold!2. A 'Chip...
smills102
Apr 17, 2011

The Mining heritage

Coal mining has been an essential part of the North-East since the beginning of the industrial revolution.Nowadays the pits have all gone - and it has been a traumatic change for many of the local...
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sourbugger
Apr 04, 2011

Tuck into a Stottie cake.

Stottie cakes are a kind of large, flattish white loaf that you find in Durham and the rest of the North-East.Only one of them makes for an excellent sandwich. Several bakeries sell them, although...
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Mar 15, 2004
 
 
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Top Things to Do in Durham

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Durham Castle.

The castle began in 1072 by order of William the Conqueror, today the castle belongs to Durham University. So it has been in use for defence and education. The castle is an UNESCO Heritage site.and is...
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Durham Cathedral

On the cathedral door is this knocker, this one is a copy, the real one is in safe keeping for exhibitions.The door Knocker is famous because in the middle ages, fugitives could use it to get ...
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Walks

It is well-known here on VT that I love to walk, I walk everywhere but generally if I am going out for a day's walking, i normally have it in my head that that is what I am going to do. It is not that...
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Market Place - Market Square

I overestimated the size of Durham's old town and was therefore also surprised to find a small marketplace instead of a larger one. However, the marketplace is nice to see and with all the tourists...
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Around Durham

The Market place is a nice small Square,with statues, the streets are pleasant to wander around,but hilly up and down to the river and cathedral. The Cathedral and Castle are on UNESCO World ...
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Durham Light Infantry Museum & Art Gallery

I had visited the excellent Durham Light Infantry Regimental Museum (see seperate tip on this page) and whilst trying to find my way out, I saw a sign pointing upstairs to the "Durham Art Gallery". I...
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"A trip down memory lane for sourbugger"
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"Daytripping to Durham"
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"Durham"
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"Durham"
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"Durham"
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