A couple of weeks ago, Hayley and I were in County Durham for our friends’ wedding. After the wedding, a couple of our friends took the opportunity to visit Durham, where we all spent 4 years there to study for our university degree.
It was really nice to revisit this historical city after 7 years since graduation. It was particularly special to both Hayley and myself since Durham was where we met. It was really nice to go back and strolled along the river to retrace our steps.
Palace Green and Durham Cathedral
Of course, no visit to Durham is completed without seeing the Durham Cathedral, which is a shrine for Saint Cuthbert, and the Castle across the Palace Green. In fact, the whole area around these structures listed as one of the UNESCO world heritage sites.
Both of these structures were built in the Norman time around the 11th Century for the Prince Bishop, and they became the stronghold of the north for the Prince Bishop. Nowadays, everyone can visit the cathedral and sometimes the castle. I believe the castle is only opened to the public when the university students are not around. This is because the castle is one of the university colleges and students do live in there during term times. During my student days, I even went into the bar (the dungeon) in the castle for a few drinks. I certainly think it sounds really cool.
On the day, we wandered around the Cathedral, which was really nice.
How to get there:
The most convinient way to get there is by train. The city is located along the East Coast Main Line and direct train from London King’s Cross (3 hours), Newcastle (15 minutes) and Edinburg Waverley Station (2 hours) are available.
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