Region in Focus: North East

4. Durham


Durham is a historic city that sits on the River Wear to the west of Sunderland. The city is well-known for its Norman Cathedral and 11th century castle, which were both designated World Heritage sites by UNESCO in 1986.

Durham’s castle has housed Durham University since 1832, and contains the oldest student accommodations in the world.

Visitors to Durham can relax on a riverside walk or cruise, shop in the city-centre, or visit historic landmarks.

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