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. There are several links to walks leaflets below.
Durham Pointers walks leaflets
Durham Riverside Walk : 3miles, 1.5 hrs
Durham City North Walk: 4.5 miles, 3 hrs
Durham Peninsular Walk: 1-2hrs
Durham Cathedral riverside walks
The Seven Hills Trail
Download a Digital Walking Tour
The ExplorAR Durham walking tour, which you can find at explorar.co.uk/walks, guides you around Durham’s key locations.
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.
Book a guided walking tour
Take a cruise on the Prince Bishop
Hours: Sailing times vary.
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
Explore Fowler’s Yard
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.