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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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By plane to Durham

Durham Tees Valley Airport is nowhere near Durham. It serves Middlesbrough and Darlington, but beyond that it is actually very inconvenient to get to. The airport has only an hourly bus connection to...
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By train to Durham

Durham lies conveniently located on the so-called East Coast Main Line between Edinburgh and London. Services to these cities are at least once an hour during peak times. More frequent services are...
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Let the train take the strain.

Within the British Isles, the train is definitely mt preferred mode of transport. Flying has become such a time consuming and unleasant chore that even when I would have flown a few years ago, I am...
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Useful and green as well.

I have noted elsewhere that I found Durham to be a very compact city and I was more than happy to walk around it. I appreciate that this does not suit everyone for whatever reason and so the Cathedral...
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Cathedral Bus

The station for Durham is rather away from the centre, and down quite a hill one way and then up a hill (vice versa for the return trip). There is a Cathedral bus which goes every 20 minutes between...
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Durham by Car

Given the amount of photo gear we had, we've opted to do the trip from London to Durham for the Lumiere 2011 festival by car, even though the city is well-connected by rail. From our flat in...
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Local buses from the station to the cathedral

Just outside the railway station (from the southbound platform) is a bus stop rom where there is a "Cathedral bus", which connects travellers to the Castle, Castle and town centre, without having to...
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Getting to Durham

We visited Durham on a day-trip from Newcastle. The easiest way to get between the cities is by train, which costs about 4.50 for a single ticket and takes about 15 minutes. We returned to Newcastle...
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Arriving by air

The nearest airport is Durham Tees Valley, although whether it can be classed as a truly international airport is debatable. It's not really in Durham, but tucked away in some distant corner of that...
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Bus

National Express has coaches from Durham bus station to many British cities, including London, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester and Liverpool. Again, like the trains, bus tickets depend on when you...
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Train

Durham is on the main London-Edinburgh line, so there are frequent trains running north to Newcastle (20 mins) and Edinburgh (2 hours) and south to York (1 hour), Sheffield (2 hours), Birmingham (3-4...
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missing Bus schedules

On the most of bus stops all the timetables are missing, so you have no idea at what time does the bus leave. I have asked the driver for information where I can get a schedule and the answer was at...
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Arrive on the Flying Scotsman (route of)

For a city of its size, Durham is very well connected by train to the rest of the country.As it lies on the main East Coast Line from London to Scotland it can be reached in under three hours from...
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To Durham by airplane

During my year in Durham, of course I wanted to travel home or somewhere else every now and then.The airport to go to is Newcastle airport. From there you can go to Durham by bus or taxi. The cheapest...
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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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"Durham"
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