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Durham DURHAM

Durham is a city full of charm and literary temperament. It is also a treasure place for ancient monks to come to pilgrimage. Built in the 11th century, Durham Cathedral and Castle, the city's prosperity, the 19th century, the establishment of Durham University, after Oxford, Cambridge, England's third oldest university. Duran Cathedral attracts many tourists because it is one of the scenes of the movie "Harry Potter". Since 2009, the biennial, the largest festival in the UK has made it even more lively!

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History

According to legend, in the 995 Anglo-Saxon period, a group of monks from Lindisfarne came to Durham with the sacred bones of St. Cuthbert, a missionary who was sacred. However, in the middle of the road, the pedestrians used up their strength, but they were unable to move the coffin. They tried their best to pray for it until St. Bede suddenly remembered that St. Cuthbert had told one of the monks that his coffin had to be taken to a place called Dun Holm. In ancient English, Dun means hill, holme refers to the island in Norwegian, and Dun Holm refers to the hill on the island.

When the monk remembered the incident, the coffin could move again. Under the guidance of a milkmaid, the group came to the river of River Wear. Then, the wood and stone created the predecessor of Durham Cathedral. Since then, St. Cuthbert has been sleeping here, and the city has developed from the center of the cathedral, and many believers will also come here for pilgrimage.

In addition to religious factors, there is a river along the coast of Durham in the northeast of England, with hills in the center, which are defensive, especially for the chaos between Scotland and England. In 1832, Durham University was founded, with Oxford University and Cambridge University being the three oldest universities in the UK, and Durham Castle was given to the university as a college. At the beginning of the 19th century, Durham had a population of about 8,000. With the establishment of universities and railways, the city flourished. By the beginning of the 20th century, about 16,000 people had lived there.

In recent years, many visitors have come to the scene because of the film "Harry Potter" to the cathedral. In 2009, Durham also hosted the Lumiere festival, the largest festival in the UK, inviting artists from all over the world to participate in the city's architecture, streets, public spaces and even streets, using sound, light, shadow and installation art, on a large scale. Transform the city center.

Attractions

Durham Cathedral Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral Durham Cathedral

The construction of the Durham Cathedral began in 1093 and was rebuilt in the 12th century. It has been completed in 40 years and is regarded as the world's greatest representative of Norman architecture and one of the masterpieces of European churches. The central hall of the church is completely covered by stone ribs, and the interior of the stone vaults and the walls are unified, breaking the traditional flat wooden roof form that has always been flat. The cathedral is also the source of the city of Durham.In 1987, Durham Cathedral was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Opening hours Monday to Saturday 9:00 – 17:30 | Sunday 12:00 – 17:00
Ticket Some areas and exhibitions need to buy tickets

Durham University Botanic Garden

The botanical garden began in 1925 and was originally set up as an experimental garden, allowing Durham University to be used for research and teaching; in 1970, it was relocated to its current location.Covering an area of 10 hectares,It is also open to the public. Entering, it will subvert your imagination of the botanical garden, as if you are hiding in a paradise in the classical city, rich in flowers, frigid plants, bamboo forests and pastures.

Opening hours March to October 10:00 – 17:00 | November to February 10:00 – 16:00 (open daily, except for Christmas holidays)
Ticket Adult £15|Retirement £10|Student £6|Children £6
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Durham University Botanic Garden
Durham Castle Durham Castle

Durham Castle Durham Castle

It was originally an Anglo-Saxon fortress, and the Confucius William the Conqueror Norman built a fortress on the site. As the times passed, the castle no longer emphasized defense functions and is now used by the college of Durham University.In 1987, Durham Castle was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Opening hours On weekdays 13:15, 14:15, 15:15, 16:15, there may be a change in the time of the Durham University holiday.
Ticket fare Adult £5|Respect for the elderly £4|Children £4
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Activities

Durham Festival Lumiere Festival 2019

In 2009, the Lumiere festival, the largest festival in the UK, was held here, inviting artists from all over the world to participate in the transformation of buildings, streets, public spaces and even streets in the city, using sound, light, shadow and installation art. city center.

As its reputation has become louder and louder, the Durham Festival of Lights has been noticed every two years. In 2017, there were more than 240,000 visitors in four days!

Activity time: 2019/11/14 — 11/17/

Cuisines

Fish & Chips: Bells Fish & Chips

The store is located in the city centre, with restaurants and take-away shops. The menu has a choice of fried fish and grilled fish, and the salad is very refreshing, and you can also choose the traditional way of eating French fries.

address 11 Market Place, Durham, DH1 3NE, UK
time Monday to Saturday 11:15 – 20:30 | Sunday 12:00 – 15:30 (external store with different opening hours)

Durham Durham: Bells

Transport

train

From Durant to Newcastle, the largest city in the northeast of England, the journey takes about 15 minutes.The train is a floating fare. It is recommended to go to the official website of the British National Railway.National RailInquire.

Tips & Tricks

In-depth tour: Beamish Museum

Located in County Durham, about 1 hour by bus from Durham.I want to experience the northeast of England, which has passed through time and space and returned to 200 years ago. It is right to be here!

Founded in 1970, the Bimis Museum is an open-air museum. The museum is divided into three eras, 1820, 1900, and 1940. From the early mine pits, steam trains, bread shops to photo studios, you can truly feel. Even the people on the street are many "old people" dressed up by the staff.

address Regional Resource Centre, Beamish DH9 0RG
fare Adult £19.50|Respect for the elderly and students £14.50 | Children £11.50 
time 10:00 – 17:00 daily
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Beamish Open Air Museum

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