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Durham

Don't listen to me, read what a tour participant said about my Durham tours:

  • Very informative tour, guide (Ken Bradshaw) was very good. Visited other locations which are not usually open to the public and I really enjoy having these opportunities.

  • It was enjoyable and informative.

  • Guide, Ken Bradshaw, was interesting and informative. Learned much about the city I was born in and have earmarked other places to visit because of this tour.

  • Our guide Ken was very personable & knowledge, he brought the tour to life with his enthusiasm. I also attended the crime & punishment walking tour an hour later; despite the weather changing it did not dampen the experience. Overall I would certainly recommend a tour with Ken as he is a fantastic tour guide.

Click below to view my videos of Durham, home to the glorious Durham Cathedral and Castle. A UNESCO Word Heritage Site, Durham is a truly a place of pilgrimage being the shrine of 7th century hermit and Bishop, St. Cuthbert.  Come to Durham and visit these medieval halls and enjoy wandering the narrow streets and river banks where the Wear creates a natural moat for this defensive site. Why not book me for a personalised guided tour?

01

Durham Cathedral

'A European masterpiece' and ' the best cathedral in the world' just some of the accolades of this beautiful 12th century building.

02

Door of Cathedral

In medieval times many hundreds of people sought sanctuary in Durham Cathedral. Learn about this ancient rite and why James I banned it in 1624.

03

Castle College

The Durham Castle, today the University College, but in 1072 was created by William the Conqueror to subjugate the Anglo Saxon peoples.

04

Brutalist Bridge

Kingsgate Bridge built in the 60s by Ove Arup this brutalist design ties in with the Student Union building opposite. Do you love it or hate?

05

Counts House

The Counts House on the River Wear is a folly used as a gardener's house, ice store and summer house for rich Victorians. It was close to where Polish County Józef Boruwłaski lived who was 3'3" tall, played violin and was a character in the streets of Durham in the Georgian period.

06

Prince Bishop Flambard

Durham Castle was founded in 1072 by William the Conqueror. Home to the Prince Bishops until 1837 when it became the first College of the then new Durham University.

07

Jimmy Allen's prison cell

Jimmy Allen was a traveller, lovable rogue and Northumbrian pipe player. Adored by the Duchess of Northumberland he fell on hard times and was imprisoned for horse thievery. Did he manage to get a King's pardon - watch and find out!

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