Durham University Botanic Garden, Durham

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The Durham University Botanic Garden is a botanical garden located in Durham, England. The site is set in 25 acres (10 ha) of mature woodlands in the southern outskirts of the city. The botanic gardens have been located on their present site since 1970 before being officially opened in 1988 by the then Chancellor Dame Margot Fonteyn and now attract some 80,000 visitors annually.
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  • Just on the outskirts of town this is a great little find. Had a really lovely time and would definitely recommend it to other locals and tourists alike 
    Just on the outskirts of town this is a great little find. Had a really lovely time and would definitely recommend it to other locals and tourists alike  more »
  • Of course, everybody who visited "iconic" botanic gardens like Kew Garden will be disappointed, however it is Durham not London and it is absolutely fantastic place. It is not big, but paths are well....  more
    Of course, everybody who visited "iconic" botanic gardens like Kew Garden will be disappointed, however it is Durham not London and it is absolutely fantastic place. It is not big, but paths are well....  more »
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  • Lovely place to wander through , a bit uphill in places but also lots of seats to rest on! There's plenty to see and they offer puzzle sheets / hunts for children to do. Cafe and gift shop with nice seating area both indoors and outside.
  • Gorgeous collection of plants and trees, easy walking trails, very well laid out. You find a map at every corner, so you can’t get lost. At £4 per person, this is fantastic value. Family friendly walking, fresh air and educational. Parking, cafe and lots of outdoor seating options.

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