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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

More Off The Beaten Path in Durham

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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gwendar
Jan 04, 2014

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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gwendar
May 30, 2013

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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sourbugger
Apr 04, 2011

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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iwys
Apr 20, 2007

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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iwys
Apr 19, 2007

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...
maria_te
Sep 29, 2004
 
 
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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,...
maria_te
Jun 18, 2004

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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sourbugger
Mar 12, 2004

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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sourbugger
Mar 11, 2004

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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sandysmith
Aug 29, 2004

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 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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sandysmith

"Daytripping to Durham"
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"Durham"
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"Durham"
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"Durham"
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