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Durham in General
Member Name: blazer1
Durham in General
Date: 06/08/01, updated on 06/08/01 (25 review reads)
Advantages: castle, cathedral, history
Disadvantages: small city
I have been to Durham many many times,and i still rate it as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, the setting of the castle and cathedral hanging over the river wear is truly a beautiful sight to see, if you are travelling from the south of the country and you travel by train you get a wonderful sight of durham and its cathedral as you pull into durham station over the viaduct.get your camera's ready.
In many ways i think of durham as a small york.old bridges, a cathedral of course etc, but durham has a castle too, and a much older and more impressive cathedral in much better surroundings.also durham is much quieter with alot less tourists.
the city itself is small, it has most of the shops u would expect to see in a city, and it has a market on most days too, the streets are old and quite narrow and pretty,but if shopping is your thing, u can always go to the metrocentre at gateshead about 15 miles away, which is one of the biggest shopping centres in europe, no one would come to durham to shop, its all about history, durham has the 3rd oldest university in england,and has quite a few famous old boys who studied there.
durham is such a pretty city, it has so much more tourist protential, maybe even more so than york, if the council made an effort to improve things and give the tourists more to do, but they seem more concerned putting a new set of traffic lights in than do that
which is such a pity