Interactive Map of Durham

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Durham City - The jewel in the county's crown! Compact enough to explore on foot but so exceptional that its magnificent Norman Castle and Cathedral are a World Heritage Site. [more...]


By Car

County Durham is served by excellent trunk roads. From the South the A1/A1 (M) Motorway provides fast easy access. From the North choose from the A1 coastal route or the A68 cross-country "Holiday Route" through Northumberland and Border country. From the West, the A66 provides a scenic cross-Pennine route from the Lake District and the M6 Motorway.

By Coach

There are several luxury express coach services daily to Durham from London and other major centres. Ask your local coach travel agent for details.

By Train

There are around 16 high speed electric trains daily to Durham from London, covering the journey in about 2.75 to 3 hours. Fast through trains run from most other parts of Britain. Ask your local Rail Travel Centre for details.

By Air and Sea

County Durham is easily accessible from Newcastle and Teesside Airports, both served by regular domestic and international flights. On nearby Tyneside, ferry services operate to North Shields throughout the year from Bergen, Stavanger, Gothenberg, Amsterdam and Kristiansand.

Interactive map of Durham: You can show or hide points of interest with the checkboxes, and click for photos and more details.

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Places to Visit near Durham