The Best Landmark in Durham

Handpicked Top 3 Landmarks in Durham, UK. Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!


Finchale Avenue, Framwellgate Moor, Durham DH1 5SH

Since 1196

Historic Priory, Tourist Attraction, Historical Landmark, Historical Place, Garden, Heritage Centre, Riverside Walks, Picnic Area

Free Entry - It is a Grade I listed building - It was a 13th-century Benedictine priory - Godric came to live on the eventual site of Finchale Priory in the early twelfth century, creating a hermitage dedicated to St John the Baptist

April - October: Mon - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm October - March: Mon - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

We're just back from staying at the house at Finchale Priory and it was brilliant. The house itself is lovely inside and it acts as a great base for exploring the local area whilst being close enough to pop into the centre of Durham. Ann was so helpful in giving recommendations for the local area plus left lovely touches in the house including fresh flowers and a welcome food hamper. Would definitely recommend.

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Palace Green, Durham DH1 3RW

Since 1072

Castle, Garden, Landmarks, Tourist Attraction, Historic Site, Guided Tours, Architectural Buildings, Historical Buildings, Families Programs, Group Visits, School Visits, Researching the Collections & Event Bookings

Free Admission: Infants & Durham University Campus Card holders - The castle has a large Great Hall, created by Bishop Antony Bek in the early 14th century - It is still 14 metres (46 ft) high and over 30 metres (98 ft) long

Price: Adults £5.00, Over 60's £4.00, Children (over 5) £4.00, Family (2 Adults, 3 Children £15.00

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We were lucky enough to be guided by Raffaela and she was brilliant so knowledgeable and with the ability to pace the tour so that we could all enjoy every bit of it. The times that access to the Castle are limited when the students are in hall. However, if you can, this is a really interesting place to visit, and the guided tour will make the most of your time there. At the very least it gives you access to the wonderful Normanesque chapel with its lovely sandstone pillars topped by carvings.

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Market Place, Durham DH1 3NJ

Since 1850

Town Hall, Heritage Buildings, Historical Buildings, Landmarks, Architectural Buildings, Historcial Places, Events & Reception Area

Grade II listed heritage and events building situated in the heart of Durham - Beyond the modern reception area lay complex arrangements of rooms including the impressive early Victorian Great Hall boasting a 15 metre high oak hammer beam roof

Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sat & Sun Closed

It was while ago but when I worked at Cathedral I was invited to a evening drinks hosted by Mayor strengthen our fellowship between Cathedral and Town Hall. Lovely Heritage Durham and University has. Lovely welcome and hospitality.
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