Durham city, once the home to the medieval Prince Bishops is best explored on foot. A walking tour can take in the best of the medieval heart of the city and include the Market place, the bridges on the river Wear and a stroll to the jewel in Durham’s crown, Durham Cathedral. Described by Bill Bryson as ‘the best little Cathedral on planet Earth’ this gothic masterpiece sits on Palace Green, facing Durham Castle and both sharing a UNESCO World Heritage Site Designation.
I’m fully qualified to guide in the magnificent Cathedral, and can show you the highlights, or give a more in depth tour.
A guided tour in Durham can include a peaceful riverside walk away from the bustling centre to view the Cathedral from Prebends Bridge. It’s a short hop on the coach to the Botanic Gardens and perhaps the Oriental Museum with its collection of art and archaeology from the East.
And for a real change of pace, the haunted medieval Crook Hall and Gardens are only a ten minute walk from the city centre- a haven of peace and tranquillity, and a very good cream tea too!