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Durham is the county town of the aptly named County Durham. Once part of the ancient Northern Kingdom of Northumbria, the border area between England and Scotland, for centuries, County Durham was ruled by its vice-regal Prince Bishops who made a major contribution to the area's rich and unique history.
The County's fascinating blend of Christian, social and industrial heritage, combined with some of England's most beautiful and unspoilt landscape, will surprise and delight the most discerning visitor. Come and see for yourself - you'll find there's plenty to see and do including: The historic City of Durham, The lovely unspoilt scenery of the Durham Dales, Beamish, The North of England Open Air Museum, The Josephine and John Bowes Museum, Impressive Castles, Industrial heritage.

The County's proximity to Hadrian's Wall, Lindisfarne, and the Northumberland Coast, Scottish Border Country, the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District makes it an excellent touring base. A wide choice of "value for money" accommodation and, most importantly, a warm friendly welcome, makes this an ideal holiday destination.

Locations within Durham:

Annfield Plain
Aycliffe
Barnard Castle
Barningham
Bedburn
Birtley
Bishop Auckland
Bishop Middleham
Bishopton
Black Hill
Blanchland
Bowes
Bradbury
Brancepeth
Brandon
Brignall
Broadwood
Burnopfield
Burtree Ford
Byers Green
Castle Eden
Castleside
Chester-le-Street
Cleasby
Coalcleugh
Cockfield
Cold Hesledon
Consett
Copley
Cornsay
Cotherstone
Coundon
Coxhoe
Craghead
Crook
Croxdale
Dalton le Dale
Darlington
Denton
Dipton
Durham
Easington
Eastgate
Ebchester
Edmondbyers
Edmondsley
Eggleston
Esh
Evenwood
Ferryhill
Fir Tree
Fishburn
Frosterley
Gainford
Great Stainton
Hamsterley
Harrowgate Hill
Haswell
Haughton le Skerne
Hawthorn
Heighington
Hesleden
High Coniscliffe
High Etherley
Hilton
Holwick
Horden
Hunstanworth
Hunwick
Hury
Hutton Henry
Hutton Magna
Ingleton
Kirk Merrington
Knitsley
Lanchester
Langley Park
Lartington
Leadgate
Leamside
Lintz Green
Low Etherley
Low Moorsley
Ludworth
Mickleton
Middleton in Teesdale
Muggleswick
Murton
New Brancepeth
New Shildon
Newbiggin
Newton Aycliffe
Pelton
Pelton Fell
Peterlee
Pittington
Plawsworth
Pontop
Quarrington Hill
Rokeby
Romaldkirk
Rookhope
Rowlands Gill
Sacriston
Saint Johns Chapel
Satley
Seaham
Seaton
Sedgefield
Sheepscar
Sherburn
Sherburn Hill
Shield Row
Shildon
Shincliffe
Shotley Bridge
Shotton
South Hetton
South Moor
Spennymoor
Staindrop
Stanhope
Startforth
Stockton-on-Tees
Sunderland Bridge
Tanfield
Thornley
Tow Law
Trimdon
Trimdon Grange
Ushaw Moor
Walworth
Waskerley
Waterhouses
Wear Head
West Auckland
West Cornforth
West Kyo
West Rainton
Westgate
Willington
Wingate
Winston
Witton Gilbert
Witton le Wear
Wolsingham
Woodham
Woodland
Wycliffe


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Status: Ceremonial & (smaller) Non-metropolitan county
Region: North East England
Area: 2,676 sq. km
Admin HQ: Durhm
ISO 3166-2: GB-DUR
ONS code: 20
NUTS 3: UKC14
Population: 875,700 (2005 est.)
Council: Durham County Council

 
     
 
   

 
 
   
 
 
 
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