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Historical Walking Tour of Newcastle
"The tour begins at Earl Grey's Monument in Newcastle city centre and proceeds down Grey street to discuss the heritage of the Grainger Town. From there you stop on  Dean Street to look at the influence of Milburn House.Your next destina down onto Dean Street and up Dog Leap Stairs you focus on the 1960's and changes in physical geography. This leads to the Castle Keep - the location that gave Newcastle its name. From the Castle the you go up St. Nicholas's Street then to the Groat and the Bigg Market - both infamous and vital to the city. From here you continue onto Newgate Street. You pass The Gate go onto Low Friars Lane and then Dispensary Lane to Blackfriars - a medieval monastery.From Blackfriars you go to the Town Walls on Stowel Street looking at various battles in Newcastle's history. Following this onto Westgate Road and along to th"""The Historical Walking tour of Newcastle takes you through Newcastle's past from its roots in the Celtic age to the modern day. The tour shows you what has made Newcastle a world changing location! From the centre of town at Earl Grey's Monument this tour takes you on a journey in Newcastle's Past where Romes Soldiers
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Cultural Walking Tour of Newcastle
"The Cultural Walking Tour starts at the Earl Grey's Monument in the centre of Newcastle. Accompanied with your guide you walk along Blackett Street and onto New Bridge Street West where you discuss the Charles Avison Building and The Laing Art Gallery.You then proceed down John Dobson Street after which you turn west onto Market Street and head down Deen Street for a short distance to the Theater Royal before proceeding onto High Bridge Street.After leaving High Bridge Street you will head south down the Bigg Market to St Nicholas Square and the Cathedral itself. You will then proceed to the Castle Keep and the High Level Bridge which was built by Robert Stephenson where you will be shown some of the famous riverside sig"""The Cultural Tour of Newcastle shows you Newcastle's creations sons and daughters of note! It will show you the locations where Newcastle has been developed or influenced the world. From sports and music to products and theater
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Gory Walking Tour of Newcastle
"The tour begins at Earl Grey's Monument in Newcastle city centre and you will first head down Grey Street where you will look at medicine at the past. On  Dean street you will stop at the site of the old Turf Hotel.Your next stop will be the home of many notorious  and sympathetic characters. You will join Dog Bank after going along one of the old Chares looking at the life for the citizens of Newcastle in the past.The Tour then rejoins Dean street and goes along the Si"""The Gory walking tour of Newcastle takes you though the darker elements of Newcastle. From Necromancers Criminals Doctors and Surgeons of low moral quality and Resurrectionists the Gory tour will expose you to the life of many people in the past! This tour will help you understand how people survived in harsh conditions in any way they could the effect of small decisions have on many and how our attitudes to law and order have changed. This tour is not a ghost tour and will not involve paranormal activities during the course of the tour."
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More Off The Beaten Path in Durham

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A PEACEFUL SPOT TO PICNIC

FINCHALE PRIORY ON THE BANKS OF THE RIVER WEAR, IS ONLY A SHORT DISTANCE FROM DURHAM CITY,ITS OFTEN OVERLOOKED BY VISITORS TO THE AREA,I HAVE A LOT OF VERY FOND MEMORIES FROM MY CHILDHOOD DAYS SPENT...
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SELDEN SEEN PARTS OF DURHAM 2013 MAY

JUST A WONDER AROUND DURHAM PICTURES OF LESSER SEEN PARTS,PIC 1 FULLING MILL IT APPEARS IN NEARLY EVERY PICTURE TAKEN OF DURHAM CATHEDRAL, UNDER THE FAMOUS TOWERS OF COURSE ITS SEEN FROM THE...
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Where there is heaven...you also have hell

Durham maybe one of the most holy sites in England - a place of pilgrimage for hundreds of years, but it also has a darker side.You can maybe see the Cathedral from Durham Prison, but built in 1810...
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The Wife in the Wheelbarrow

Under the wooden choir stalls in Tunstal's Chapel there are some intriguing early sixteenth century carvings, including one of a man carrying his wife in a wheelbarrow. I wondered whether they might...
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Sanctuary Knocker

The Sanctuary Knocker on the North Door of Durham Cathedral is one of the most famous door knockers in England. It was made in 1154, in Norman-style, in the form of a lion's head. Fugitives from the...
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The Dun Cow Inn

Really cosy and friendly traditional English pub on Old Elvet, just 5 minutes walk from the city centre. This place hasn't changed in decades but why to change something when it's not broken!!They...
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Botanic Gardens

I love the Botanical Gardens and this one does not make a difference!! The Durham University Botanic Garden is lovely and very beautiful!! It is roughly 10 minutes walk from the city centre (sorry,...
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Don't ignore the outbuildings at the Cathedral

Durham Cathedral is by far and away the most important "Must see" sight in Durham, but when you have look around this mighty structure don't forget to explore the areas on the opposite side to the...
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The best view of the Cathedral

A walk anywhere around Durham will deliver up interesting and spectacular views of the Cathedral.One of the best can be found by heading out over Prebends Bridge and into the newer part of the...
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River Reflection

Have a stroll down by the riveside near the old mill and weir as well as the classic shot of Durham Cathedral above the river you can enjoy lovely river reflections - if you have good weather ;-)
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Top Hotels in Durham

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Old Elvet, Durham, Durham, DH1 3JN, United Kingdom
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Freemans Place, Walkergate, Durham, DH1 1SQ, United Kingdom
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Carrville, Durham, Durham, DH1 1TD, United Kingdom
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Station Road Gilesgate, Durham, Durham, DH1 1LJ, United Kingdom
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New Elvet, Durham, Durham, DH1 3AQ, United Kingdom
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University College, University of Durham, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RW, United Kingdom
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Top Things to Do in Durham

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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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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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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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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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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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St Oswald's Church

Durham is an very religious city, founded effectively by monks on an older prehistoric site and with the Bishop of Durham still being one of the senior clerics in the Anglican church in the UK. No...
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"A trip down memory lane for sourbugger"
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"Daytripping to Durham"
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