The Best Places To Visit in Durham

Hand-picked top 3 places to visit in Durham, UK. 50-Point Inspection includes local reviews, history, trading standards, ratings, satisfaction, trust, price and their general excellence. Only the bee's knees!


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


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


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

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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