The Best Places To Visit in Durham

Handpicked Top 3 Places To Visit 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!


Hollingside Lane, South Road, Durham DH1 3TN

Since 1988

Botanic Garden, Flowers, Plants, Trees, Exhibitions, Landscaped Area, Events, Landscapes, Events and Activities, Visitor Centre Exhibitions, Conservation, Educational Visits, School Programs, Teaching Programs, Art in the Garden, Carboniferous Garden, Glasshouses, Magnesian Limestone Flora, Native Woodland, Visitor Centre, Tropical Bugs & Insects

Free Admission: Infants, Carers & Durham University Campus Card holders - The site is set in 25 acres (10 ha) of mature woodlands in the southern outskirts of the city - Now attract some 80,000 visitors annually

Price: Adults £4.00, Concession £3.00 & Students/Children (over 5) £1.50

Summer: Mon - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Winter: Mon - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Visited for the first time with my two children (3&5) and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Can't wait to go back and visit again (the easter chick hunt sounds great). They really loved the greenhouses and children's garden. My son's favourite part was being able to make it rain and my daughter loved the wildlife hide and the beehive. I personally loved sitting at the bottom of the bishop's garden and listening to the water. We managed to access all of the gardens however there are areas.

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Elvet Hill, Durham DH1 3TH

Since 1960

Museum, Events, Exhibitions, Displays, Group Visits, School Visits, Events, Family Activities, Durham Archaeology Explorers, Little Dragons, North East Ancient Egypt Society, Lectures, Workshops, China Collections, Egypt and Sudan Himalayas and Central Asia, India and South Asia, Japan, Korea & South East Asia Collections

Free Admission: Infants, Friends, Students, Durham University, Armed Forces, Museums Association, Art Fund - The museum has a collection of more than 23,500 Chinese, Egyptian, Korean, Japanese and other far east and Asian artefacts

Price: Adults £1.50, Over 60's 75p, Children (5 and over) 75p & Family (2 Adults, 3 Children) £3.50

Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sat, Sun & Bank Holidays 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

I love this place so much my husband enrolled me as a Friend of the Museum. The 75 pence admission fee for seniors has to be the bargain of the year. As others have said it's quite small but they have changing exhibitions, hands-on days when you can look at some of the museum's collections up close and handle them and talks. Their talk on Chinese Court Dress was so interesting and the artefacts the Speaker brought were stunning. There is a lovely shop from where my husband buys my gifts.

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St. Mary-le-Bow, North Bailey, Durham DH1 3ET

Since 1976

Museum, Heritage Centre, Exhibitions, Collections, Objects, Models, Pictures and Audio-Visual Displays, Sculpture Garden, Castle, Educational Programs, School Programs, Drama Workshops, Artefacts & Shop

Enjoy models of the medieval city and 19th century Market Place and explore the reconstruction of a Victorian prison cell - The museum also features a centre for making brass rubbings - It is situated in an historic Grade I Listed Building

Price: Adults £2.50, Concessions £2.00 & Children £1.00

April & May: Sat, Sun & Bank Holidays 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm June: Mon - Sun 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm July, August & September: Mon - Sun 11:00 am - 4:30 pm October: Sat & Sun 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm November - March: Mon - Sun 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

The small grounds are a tranquil oasis away from the cathedral / castle / and green area. The museum itself is crammed with very interesting displays relating to the social history of the city. lots to do for children, but equally stimulating to adults. there is an interesting film to watch too. The staff are very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly.

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