Durham is a county definitely worth visiting. From the cobbled streets of Durham City with its towering cathedral and river, to its market towns and beaches, Durham should be a definite stop on your journey. Don't forget the Durham Dales and many other attractions such as the open air historical museum of Beamish.

Places to visit


Beamish (open air historical museum), Cathedral, castle, Botanical Garden, Diggerland.



Books based in this county:

Authors associated with this county 

Authors who are associated with this county (born or lived here) or who have based their books here.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Minette Walters

Bill Bryson (Durham university's former Chancellor)

Charles Dickens (Durham, apparently inspired Nicholas Nickleby)

Lucie Brownlee

Catherine Cookson

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