Amazing Attractions – Things to see and to do in Durham
Durham has a host of exciting attractions for a great day out. From award-winning museums to medieval castles, and from friendly family attractions to magnificent natural wonders.
In Durham City you can experience our amazing history and heritage as you marvel at the awe-inspiring Durham Cathedral and Castle UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a guided tour of this majestic building or step inside Open Treasure, the Cathedral’s new world-class exhibition experience.
Get hands on with history at England’s largest open air museum in the Vale of Durham as you explore Beamish – The Living Museum of the North, and learn about the county’s role in the development of the railways at Locomotion, the National Railway Museum at Shildon.
Stroll through the beautiful rooms at Auckland Castle in the market town of Bishop Auckland, which bursts into life in summer through epic live night show Kynren – an epic tale of England.
For a taste of the outdoors head to the Durham Dales where you’ll find Hamsterley Forest – popular with mountain bikers, keen cyclists, walkers and families alike.
These are just a few of the incredible attractions across an extraordinary county; discover more using the categories above.