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UK Holiday Guide - Holiday Guide to County Durham in England

Guide to Accommodation and Attractions in County Durham

County Durham is a historic county in North East England. The county town is Durham. The county has an industrial heritage and its economy was historically based on coal and iron mining. It is an area of regeneration and promoted as a tourist destination.

Durham Cathedral is the greatest Norman building in England, perhaps even in Europe. It is cherished not only for its architecture but also for its incomparable setting. For this reason it was inscribed together with the Castle as one of Britain's first World Heritage Sites.

Some of the main attractions of the county include

Auckland Castle
Barnard Castle
Beamish Museum in Stanley
Causey Arch
Durham Cathedral and Castle
Finchale Priory
Hamsterley Forest
High Force and Low Force waterfalls
Killhope Wheel
Newton Hall
No Place
Pity Me

Other useful links in County Durham

Durham County Council
Visit County Durham
Durham Cathedral

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