Welcome to Durham City! There’s a lot to see and explore in and around Durham City and the Durham Pointers can advise you on how to make the most of your visit. Check our monthly update to see what’s currently open.


The Pointers’ Directory

Every year, we visit most of the businesses in the city and compile our famous Directory, which is kept at the Trike in the Market Place. It includes:

  • Eating and drinking – The Directory includes lists of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaways, coded to include information on the type of cuisine offered and whether they are accessible, dog friendly, show live sport, have a children’s menu and much more
  • Transport – We have information on transport options to key attractions in the Durham area
  • Businesses – Local shops and attractions are listed by type, so we can help guide you to whatever you need


Visitor Information

As volunteers, we don’t aspire to provide a comprehensive tourist information service but on these pages we have gathered together some links to some of our own favourite spots around the city.

Come and chat to us at the Trike, email us, or contact us via  FacebookInstagram or Twitter for more specific advice.

Places to go in Durham City

lists the key attractions within the city

Things to Do in Durham City

gives ideas of activities in the city

Out and About around Durham City

suggests trips within a small radius of the city

Maps and Leaflets about Durham City

You can pick up all these leaflets from the Trike in the Market Place or download them from our Maps and Leaflets page here.