Durham City Half Day Tour

Durham City Half Day Tour

Durham is one of the most famous cities in Northern England, set among the magnificent Cathedral of Blessed Mary the Virgin and St. Cuthbert of Durham and the city’s imposing Castle. This tour gives you an in-depth introduction to Durham, which has grown around the shrine of its Anglo-Saxon saint, St. Cuthbert, and the influence of the mighty Prince Bishops.

We’ll guide you through the city and then take you to the grand Romanesque cathedral – often described as the greatest Cathedral in England – explaining the architecture and history of the building. Then, you’ll discover why this cathedral is a UNESCO world heritage site due to its incredible beauty!

Please contact us for details of solo traveler bookings.

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* Duration: 4 hours
* Starts: County Durham, United Kingdom
* Trip Category: Tours & Sightseeing >> City Tours




Durham is one of the most famous cities in Northern England, set among the magnificent Cathedral of Blessed Mary the Virgin and St. Cuthbert of Durham and the city’s imposing Castle. This tour gives you an in-depth introduction to Durham, which has grown around the shrine of its Anglo-Saxon saint, St. Cuthbert, and the influence of the mighty Prince Bishops.

We’ll guide you through the city and then take you to the grand Romanesque cathedral – often described as the greatest Cathedral in England – explaining the architecture and history of the building. Then, you’ll discover why this cathedral is a UNESCO world heritage site due to its incredible beauty!

Please contact us for details of solo traveler bookings.

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Durham, Durham, County Durham, England

We start the tour at Durham train station on station approach in the city centre. Your guide will explain the landscape of Durham and how this has shaped Durham’s history.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Framwellgate Bridge, Silver Street, Durham England

Discover the story of how St. Cuthbert eventually arrived in Durham and enjoy the peaceful river scenes on this section of the tour

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Durham Market Hall, Durham Indoor Market Market Place, Durham DH1 3NJ England

Enjoy the medieval history of Durham’s Marketplace and St. Nicholas church.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Elvet Bridge, Durham England

On Elvet bridge, we will explain the story of Durham’s Pilgrims and crime and punishment in the city and the tale of a rakish bagpiper.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Durham Cathedral, The College, Durham DH1 3EH England

Visit the Cathedral of Durham and discover its history and treasures

Duration: 1 hour