Why take the train to Durham?

Durham attracts a wide range of visitors and boasts an eclectic mix of things to do, with a variety of attractions, museums and venues. Bill Bryson called it 'a perfect little city' and Condé Nast's Traveller magazine readers voted it the 'Best city in the UK' - now Durham warmly awaits your visit to receive another seal of approval.

There's plenty to see and do when you get the train to Durham. You can watch the world go by in one of the city centre cafés, shop for gourmet treats, locally produced food or original crafts in an array of shops and markets. Enjoy a moment of reflection in the awe-inspiring Cathedral, find city centre calm at Crook Hall and Gardens, or explore the treasures of Durham University's Oriental Museum.

Days in Durham are a hard act to follow, but the evenings are more than up to the mark. Spellbinding theatre to side-splitting comedy, intimate restaurants to chic café-bars, action films to art house cinema - Durham city has entertainment galore.

A captivating city with winding cobbled streets and a prominent peninsula crowned with the dramatic Cathedral and Castle World Heritage Site, it’s one of the most stunning city panoramas in Europe. A pleasure to explore, Durham is one of the finest cultural and historic destinations in the UK.

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