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About the county of County Durham

County Durham is situated in the North-East of England, boardering Cumbria, North Yorkshire and Northumberland. Reputed to be one of Englands most attractive Counties, County Durham has much to offer the discerning traveller, from Medieval Castles of interest, beautiful landscapes perfect for scenic walks, and last but by no means least the City of Durham where you will find both Durham Castle and Durham Cathedral a World Heritage site.

Recommended towns & villages to visit in County Durham

Autumn Scene

Durham (388 Pictures)

Durham as a town reflects the long history of its magnificent castle and cathedral with its winding streets, ancient market place and alleyways and other old churches to discover.....

Escomb Saxon Church, near Bishop Auckland 15th June 2009

Escomb (7 Pictures)

Lying in a prominent position ringed by the River Wear, Escomb is best known for its magnificent Saxon Church reputed to be built from stones brought from the near-by ruined Roman Fort at Binchester...

Seaton View

Seaton Carew (11 Pictures)

Seaton Carew lies at the edge of urbanised Hartlepool, it has seaside amusements and a lovely stretch of firm sand...

Here's Lily again

Spennymoor (212 Pictures)

Long before Spennymoor ever existed there was... Spenny Moor. Spenny Moor was a vast area of common land, and we are indebted to noted historian and antiquarian Robert Surtees.....

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Recommended attractions in County Durham

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland, County Durham

Auckland Castle (48 Pictures)

With its grand arch, Auckland Castle, also known as Auckland Palace or the Bishop's Castle, is the official residence of the.....

Durham Castle, Durham

Durham Castle (33 Pictures)

Durham Castle is another one of Durham's magnificent buildings. It was founded in 1072 and such was the impregnability of the.....

Raby Castle - County Durham - Northumbria

Raby Castle (27 Pictures)

Arriving close to Staindrop from almost any direction the view of Raby Castle, built by the powerful Nevill family in the.....

Lambing season in Weardale

Weardale (19 Pictures)

This lovely scenic valley lies between the town of Bishop Auckland, seat of princes of the church and the charming market town of.....

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