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Things to see and do in the area

Visit Durham and your days will be packed with new experiences.

History-lovers can experience Durham’s rich heritage brought to life at award-winning attractions including Beamish Museum, Locomotion and Killhope. Step back in time and discover the treasures of the UK’s number one landmark Durham Cathedral and Castle World Heritage Site, Raby Castle and The Bowes Museum. Or enjoy family fun at Hall Hill Farm, and Adventure Valley.

Take in the sights and smells of Durham’s glorious gardens, including Crook Hall and Durham University’s Botanic Garden. Escape to the peace and tranquillity of the Durham Dales incorporating Teesdale, Weardale, and the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – home to Bowlees Visitor Centre and High Force waterfall, or experience the rugged beauty of the Durham Heritage Coast. And if you long to be outdoors and active, you will find walking and cycling routes galore.

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