Durham City Walking Tour

Durham City Walking Tour

Ken Bradshaw is a professionally trained tour guide holding the
Blue Badge for North East England and will bring your tour alive as I will tailor it to fit your personal interests. We will walk through the medieval historical streets and along the River Wear showing you the highlights of this beautiful historic city. Quirky backstreets, canny views and topical points of interest will be available to view. We will see the colleges of one of the greatest learning institutions in the world: Durham University and discover the lives of countless characters such as the little Count of Poland who played his fiddle in the Victorian theatre, some of the powerful Prince Bishops and the notorious coal baron, 3rd Marquis of Londonderry whose statue dominates Durham market place. For an additional donation there might be the possibility of visiting internally the European masterpiece that is Durham cathedral.
* Duration: 2 hours
* Starts: County Durham, United Kingdom
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Ken Bradshaw is a professionally trained tour guide holding the
Blue Badge for North East England and will bring your tour alive as I will tailor it to fit your personal interests. We will walk through the medieval historical streets and along the River Wear showing you the highlights of this beautiful historic city. Quirky backstreets, canny views and topical points of interest will be available to view. We will see the colleges of one of the greatest learning institutions in the world: Durham University and discover the lives of countless characters such as the little Count of Poland who played his fiddle in the Victorian theatre, some of the powerful Prince Bishops and the notorious coal baron, 3rd Marquis of Londonderry whose statue dominates Durham market place. For an additional donation there might be the possibility of visiting internally the European masterpiece that is Durham cathedral.

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

A 900 year old Norman-Romanesque cathedral that pioneered stone vaulted ceiling. The story of the monks carrying the coffin of the legendary miracle working monk, St.Cuthbert.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Durham Castle, The Castle, Palace Green, Durham DH1 3RW England

Built on the orders of William the Conqueror, the Durham Fortress quelled the Anglo-Saxons and resisted Scottish attack. Changed over the course of many centuries as successive Prince Bishops of Durham left their own mark.

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Created by the flamboyant Prince Bishop Ranuf Flambard in the 11th century, the Market Place is a centre of activity and full of interesting buildings, sculptures and historical characters.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Elvet Bridge, Durham England

A 12th century bridge commissioned by Prince Bishop Hugh de Puiset to open up the lands to the East of Durham. See the remnants of the St.Andrew chantry, hear about the infamous bagpipe player Jimmy Allen and find out what Dominic Cummings did when he was a student at the second worst night club of Europe.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Saddler Street, Durham DH1 3NU England

See the magnificent Georgian street full of lovely independent shops and inns/restaurants and some interesting facts quirky street views including the last remaining parts of enormous North Gate of Durham fortress.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Prebends Bridge, Durham England

Built in1776 this bridge affords a fantastic view of Durham Cathedral across the majestic river Wear.

Duration: 15 minutes