Durham Quick Facts & Figures

City of Durham in County Durham Map
City of Durham in County Durham Map – Paul. at wts wikivoyage via wikipedia commons

The city of Durham is located in north east England, within County Durham. The cities north east location makes it an ideal base from which visitors can explore other towns and villages in County Durham including Darlington, Hartlepool, Chester-le-Street, the north east of England and the Scotland Borders.

The area surrounding the city in County Durham includes some fine, unspoilt countryside and landscapes with plenty of wide open spaces and charming towns and villages full of character. The city is the best known settlement in the county offering visitors with plenty of attractions and places of interest.. Local attractions & places of interest include Durham Castle and Durham Cathedral part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the city, historic Durham University, Crook Hall and Gardens, Durham University Botanic Garden, Durham University Oriental Museum. There are a number of historic buildings including Grade I and Grade II listed buildings, museums and galleries for visitors to explore in the city.

The area is host to a number of local festivals, shows, fairs and concerts throughout the year

Durham Quick Facts

Population: 49,000

Region: North East England

Area total: 168.68 sq km

Languages: English

Dialling Code: 0191

Postcode Area DH1

Closest Airports: Durham Tees Valley Airport, Newcastle Airport

Local Food: Bacon Floddies, Fat Rascals (teacakes) and a choice of local beers and bitters.

Nearest Towns & Cities: Darlington, Hartlepool, Stockton-on-Tees and Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Famous Attractions: Durham Castle and Durham Cathedral part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and Durham University and attractions including Botanic Garden and Oriental Museum.


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