2 days in County Durham Itinerary

2 days in County Durham Itinerary

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Durham — 1 night

Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. On the 14th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Crook Hall & Gardens, then go for a walk through Durham Riverside Walk, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Durham Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Palace Green. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Durham University Botanic Garden, then experience rural life at Hall Hill Farm, then see the interesting displays at Lindisfarne Gospels, and finally explore the historical opulence of Durham Castle.

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Manchester to Durham is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Durham are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive back home.
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County Durham travel guide

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Largely calm and tranquil, County Durham features a landscape dominated by high hills and low mountains, noted for containing the highest ski center in England. For most of the last three centuries, the survival of the region depended almost entirely on coal mining. When the last coal pits closed in the 1980s, the scars left by the mining industry quickly started to fade, and the county reinvented itself as a popular tourist destination. Durham’s biggest attractions may very well be its ancient cathedral and the adjoining castle, once a seat of power for the mighty local rulers who defended the region against the neighboring Saxons and Scots.
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