The great Norman cathedral at Durham towers over the River Wear and presents one of the most iconic views in England. It is one of the finest Romanesque cathedrals in Europe and, along with the neighbouring 11th century castle, is a World Heritage Site. The castle is now home to Durham University. Below, along the riverbank, is a picturesque old mill and nearby is lamp post among trees which is said to been the inspiration for the one in author C S Lewis’s Narnia books.
Book a Durham B&B or hotel and use the city as a great base from which to head forth into the Land of the Prince Bishops and the unspoilt North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.