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Top Choice Cathedral in Durham

Durham Cathedral

This monumental cathedral is the definitive structure of the Anglo-Norman Romanesque style, a resplendent monument to the country’s ecclesiastical history and, since 1986, a Unesco World Heritage Site. Beyond the ma…
Top Choice Castle in Durham

Durham Castle

Built as a standard motte-and-bailey fort in 1072, Durham Castle was the prince bishops' home until 1837, when it became the University of Durham's first college. It remains a university hall today. Highlights of th…
Modern British in Durham

Cellar Door Durham

Accessed from an inconspicuous door on Saddler St, this 12th-century building has glorious river views, including from the alfresco terrace. The Mediterranean-meets-Britain menu features starters such as twice-baked…
Cafe in Durham

Tealicious

Inside this quaint pastel-blue and white building, amid vintage decor, treats include homemade cakes (such as white-chocolate cheesecake or ginger and lime), sandwiches, and over a dozen blends of tea served from in…
Pub in Durham

Shakespeare Tavern

Built in 1190, this authentic-as-it-gets locals' boozer is complete with dartboard, cosy snugs, a terrific selection of beers and spirits, and wise-cracking characters propping up the bar – as well as, allegedly, a …