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Durham DURHAM

Durham is a treasure trove of ancient monks. The Durham Cathedral and Castle built in the 11th century drove the city's prosperity; in the 19th century, Durham University was established. It is the third oldest university in England after Oxford and Cambridge. The movie "Harry Potter" arrivesViewing Durham Cathedral also brings tourists; Beginning in 2009, every two years, the UK's largest festival of lights, make it even more colorful!

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History
Attractions
Activities
Cuisines
Transport
Tips & Tricks

History

According to legend, during the Anglo-Saxon period in 995, a group of monks from Lindisfarne came to Duren with the sacred bones of the missionary St Cuthbert. On the way, he suddenly couldn't move. Suddenly, one of the monks, St Bede, remembered that St. Cuthbert once said that his coffin had to be taken to a place called Dun Holm. In Old English, Dun means hill, holme refers to island in Norwegian, and Dun Holm refers to hill on the island. Just as he thought about it, Ling Zhi could move again. Later, under the guidance of a milking woman worker, a group came to the side of the River Wear. Then, the forerunner of Durham Cathedral was made of wood and stone. Since then, Saint Cuthbert has been sleeping there.

Later, the city began to develop with the cathedral as the center, and many believers came to pilgrimage. In 1832, Durham University was established. At the beginning of the 19th century, Duren had a population of about 8,000 people. With the establishment of universities and railways, the city became more and more prosperous. At the beginning of the 20th century, about 16,000 people lived here. In recent years, the movie "Harry Potter" went to the cathedral to frame the scene, and many tourists came here. In 2009, Durham hosted Britain's largest festival of lights, Lumiere, and invited artists from all over the world to participate in it.

Attractions

Durham Cathedral Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral Durham Cathedral

The construction of Durham Cathedral began in 1093, was rebuilt in the 12th century, and took 40 years to complete. It is known as the world's greatest Norman architectural representative and one of the masterpieces of European churches. The central hall of the church is completely covered by stone rib arches, and the internal stone vaults are unified with the wall surface, breaking the traditional flat wooden roof form that has always been flat. The cathedral is also the source of Durham's construction. 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

This botanical garden started in 1925. It was originally set up as an experimental garden and used by Durham University for research and teaching. In 1970, it was relocated to its current location, covering an area of 10 hectares, and is also open to the outside world. Entering inside, it will subvert your imagination of the botanical garden, as if hidden in a classical city, with rich flowers, tundra, 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 Normans the William the Conqueror built a fort on the site. With the passage of time, the castle no longer emphasizes defensive functions and is now used by the Durham University College. 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 of Lights

In 2009, Lumiere, the UK's largest festival of lights, was held here. Artists from all over the world were invited to participate in the public space such as buildings, streets and other cities in the city, using sound, light, shadow and installation art. With its reputation becoming more and more famous, the Durum Festival of Lights every two years can be said to be getting more and more attention!

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 downtown Durham. If you want to experience time and space, and return to northeast England 200 years ago, you must 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 museum

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