TOURISM

The Riverwalk is in the heart of Durham’s historic city and a great place to relax between visiting the spectacular heritage sites and rich, beautifully preserved history of the area. Durham’s famous Castle and Cathedral are just a stone’s throw away and there are plenty more interesting things to do and see in this wonderful county.

At different times of the year there’s always a wide range of great events going on, so keep an eye on our events section of the website. We’ll also let you know if there are any special offers for a great day out.

If you are looking for somewhere to stay so you can enjoy a little more discovery time, there is a great selection of hotels, we have listed a few of our favourites below.

TOWN PLAN

The Riverwalk

Riverwalk Parking

Bus Station

Train Station

Durham Castle

Durham Cathedral

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

durham cathedral

Set on a rocky promontory next to the Castle, with the medieval city huddled below and the river sweeping round, the profile of the World Heritage Site is instantly recognisable to travellers on the East Coast railway line.

durham castle museum

Visit Durham Castle to marvel at our collections, see our exhibitions, and enjoy fun family activities. Plan your visit, find out about our facilities and take a minute to find out more about what you can do to be a greener tourist.

durham castle museum

Visit Durham Castle to marvel at our collections, see our exhibitions, and enjoy fun family activities. Plan your visit, find out about our facilities and take a minute to find out more about what you can do to be a greener tourist.

beamish

Beamish is a world famous open air museum, telling the story of life in North East England during the 1820’s 1900’s and 1940’s.

diggerland

Action, fun and thrill packed family days out. Ride, drive and operate REAL diggers, dumpers and other full-size construction machinery. Ideal for kids between 4 and 14 years old. 

diggerland

Action, fun and thrill packed family days out. Ride, drive and operate REAL diggers, dumpers and other full-size construction machinery. Ideal for kids between 4 and 14 years old. 

LOCAL TAXI NUMBERS

DURHAM TAXIS

0191 364 3665

www.durham-taxis.co.uk

PADDIES TAXI

0191 286 6662

 

PRATTS TAXI

0191 386 4040

www.prattstaxis.co.uk

DURHAM TAXIS

0191 364 3665

www.durham-taxis.co.uk

PADDIES TAXI

0191 286 6662

PRATTS TAXI

0191 386 4040

www.prattstaxis.co.uk

RECOMMENDED HOTELS

marriott

DURHAM HOTEL ROYAL COUNTY

0.7 mile drive – 8 minute walk

premier inn

DURHAM CITY CENTRE HOTEL

1 mile drive – 8 minute walk

premier inn

DURHAM CITY CENTRE HOTEL

1 mile drive – 8 minute walk

HOTEL INDIGO

DURHAM

0.6 mile drive – 9 minute walk

radisson

blu hotel

DURHAM

0.6 mile drive – 11 minute walk

radisson blu hotel

DURHAM

0.3 mile drive – 11 minute walk

lumley castle

DURHAM HOTEL

7 miles