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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

View of the Round Tower from the Great Hall

Barnard Castle (41 Pictures)

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Escomb Saxon Church

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...

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.....

Where sheep shall graze

Stanhope (25 Pictures)

This is a lovely, bustling little town is set amidst the charm of Weardale, it is almost entirely built of stone particularly around the old Market Square, dominated by a fine stone cross...

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Recommended attractions in County Durham

Locomotion 1 (Replica)

Beamish Open Air Museum (179 Pictures)

Beamish Museum lies in a basin of stunning countryside covering over three hundred acres. This is no ordinary museum, but an.....

Durham Castle from the river side, next to bridge

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.....

A picture of Hamsterley Forest

Hamsterley Forest (12 Pictures)

Hampsterley Forest encompasses over five thousand acres, it is a combination of parkland and forest, giving access to some of the.....

High Force Waterfall

High Force (51 Pictures)

This is the Tees most spectacular offering, it is also England's highest waterfall. The best time to see High Force is just.....

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