Best Places To Visit in Durham

Expert recommended Top 3 Places To Visit in Durham, UK. All of our places to visit face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes local reviews, history, business standards, ratings, satisfaction, trust, price and their trading excellence. Only the bee's knees!


Hollingside Lane, South Road, Durham DH1 3TN Directions

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

'Durham University Botanic Garden' is a beautiful place for all age peoples. A great garden with lots of stunning and different planting plans. The garden has a variety of landscapes and garden types, loved the cactus area and the glasshouses 80,000 visitors annually. Free admission for infants, carers and Durham university campus cardholders.

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

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

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Elvet Hill, Durham DH1 3TH Directions

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

'Oriental Museum' has a collection of more than 23,500 Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Egyptian, and Asian artefacts is good for education as for adults and as for children too. The staff at the museum are also great, and there is a decent cafe at the entrance. Free admission for infants, friends, students, armed forces, museums association and art fund.

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

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

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

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

'Durham Museum & Heritage Center' is a great little museum in the middle of Durham, with lots of local interest and great for all the family. The museum also features a centre for making brass rubbings and is situated in a historic Grade I Listed Building. Their helpful staff and a beautiful embroidery exhibition.

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

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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

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