All Pointers are volunteers and these are our own personal suggestions of things we enjoy doing in Durham.
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WALK AROUND THE RIVERBANKS AND THE 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.
Visit Durham suggest several walks and provide a downloadable map for each:
Durham Riverside Walk
Durham City North Walk
Durham Peninsular Walk
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
FOLLOW THE DURHAM HERITAGE SCULPTURE TRAIL
Download the booklet, or pick up a printed copy from the Pointers in the Market Place and discover the historic sculptures in the city.
BOOK A GUIDED WALKING TOUR
Hours: Saturdays June-Sept
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
Download and follow a Digital Walking Tour of Durham
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.