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Walk around the river banks and city centre
For beautiful views of the city, take some time to stroll around the peaceful riverbanks. Walks can be as short as 20 minutes or last an hour or two. The river bank is easily accessed from the city centre.
Take a cruise on the Prince Bishop
Enjoy views of the city and cathedral from the river, with an entertaining and informative commentary.
Hours: Sailing times vary. Check website for details
Book a guided walking tour
Walk around Wharton Park and enjoy City Views
Twenty minutes walk from the market place, the recently refurbished city park offers spectacular views across the city and has 2 separate children’s play areas. and a miniature car track
Hours: 24 hrs
This digital walking tour reveals Durham in a way it’s never been seen before – while challenging families to test their knowledge of the city.
The ExplorAR Durham walking tour, which you can find at explorar.co.uk/walks, guides you around Durham’s key locations using the latest cutting edge technology.
With 360 degree panoramas, 3D models, interactive images and GPS, the tour provides a new insight into historic locations such as Palace Green, Old Shire Hall and Durham Marketplace.
The walking tour also engages users with a series of quizzes and treasure hunts – turning a stroll around Durham into an adventure.
Most of the tour’s content can be accessed remotely, making it suitable for people thinking of visiting Durham, or people who are unable to get to the city centre.
A small collection of artistic workspaces for artists and
craftspeople. On display are skills such as
wool spinning and fleecing, furniture restoration, jewellery design,
printmaking, hand embroidery, portrait painting, tapestry weaving, photography,
illustration and micro-brewing.