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Durham Cathedral


Open: See venue website for opening times

Admissions: Free (suggested donation of £3), admission fee applies for Open Treasure exhibition

Durham Cathedral is one of the great buildings of Europe. Set grandly on a rocky promontory next to the Castle with the medieval city huddled below and the river sweeping round, the profile of the World Heritage Site is instantly recognisable to people travelling up and down the East Coast Main Line.


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Darlington Hippodrome


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Admissions: Event dependent

Formerly Darlington Civic Theatre, this Grade II listed building has recently undergone some major restoration work and reopened as Darlington Hippodrome. It’s an Edwardian theatre with 21st century facilities and an expanded artistic programme.


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Dance City


Open: Event dependent

Admissions: Event dependent

Dance City is a vibrant and friendly place where people come together to take part, enjoy, experience and talk about dance.


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Discovery Museum


Open: See venue website for opening times

Admissions: Free

Immerse yourself in the history of Newcastle and Tyneside told through permanent displays and temporary exhibitions over three floors focusing on the area's martime, scientific and technological importance to Britain and the rest of the world.


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Durham City


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Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. The city lies on the River Wear, to the west of Sunderland, south of Newcastle upon Tyne and to the north of Darlington.


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Durham Wildlife Trust - Low Barns Reserve


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Low Barns is one of the region’s most important wildlife sites, this wetland reserve, bordered by the River Wear, also contains mixed woodlands and species rich grasslands.


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Durham Wildlife Trust - Rainton Meadows Reserve


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Although a relatively new site Rainton Meadows has developed into a significant area for wildlife over the last 20 years. The wetlands and grasslands support a wide range of birds and over 200 species have been recorded.


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Dunstanburgh Castle


Open: See venue website for opening times

Admissions: See venue website for admissions details

Built on the most magnificent scale, Dunstanburgh Castle stands on a remote headland in Northumberland.


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Dewhirst Mill


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Admissions: See venue website for opening hours

The Perfect Shopping Experience in the Heart of Northumberland.


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Durham City


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Bill Bryson called it ‘a perfect little city’ and Condé Nast’s Traveller magazine readers voted it the ‘Best city in the UK’


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Dalton and Gayles Village Hall


Open: Opening times dependent on events

Admissions: Admission costs dependent on events

Dalton and Gayles Village Hall has just finished the latest and most expensive renovation work in its illustrious history


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Durham County Council Pools


Open: Various opening times for each pool - check the Durham County Council Website

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Swimming is a great way for people of all ages and abilities to have fun, relax, compete, get fit, stay active and feel great.


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DFDS


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Located in North Shields, just outside of the city, the Newcastle ferry port is easy to access by car and by public transport, including a bus service from the city's Central Station. ​


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Deer Park


Open: 6am to 9pm.

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The Prince Bishops created Auckland Park over 800 years ago as their own private hunting ground. It was one of the reasons why the Bishops of Durham chose to live at Auckland Castle, rather than in Durham City.


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