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Home to one of the UK's most majestic cathedrals, Durham is a favourite amongst tourists looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Book your cheap flights to Durham to explore this historic destination that has become a hotspot for staycationers in recent years.

Discover Durham

Discover Durham

Once you've booked flights to Durham Tees Valley you might want to check out some of its historical sights. Visible for miles around, the grand turrets of its magnificent Cathedral are a perfect place to start. Located in the centre of the city, the cathedral holds a special status as one of the UK's first World Heritage Sites and is frequently acclaimed as one of the UK's top tourist attractions. Durham Castle is another must-see location. Originally built in the 11th century, the structure is now home to Durham University but is still open to the public – and boasts an impressive courtyard and beautifully decorated rooms.

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Things to do in Durham

Things to do in Durham

Situated amidst miles of rolling countryside, the city is the perfect base for ramblers of all abilities. You may wish to take a stroll along the River Wear or hire a car and head into the North Yorkshire Moors, located around 20 miles south of the airport.  Meanwhile, sports fans are sure to enjoy a trip to Durham County Cricket Club in Chester-Le-Street, home to the local county team and also a venue for many major England test matches.

 

After a busy day of exploring the region, why not unwind by sampling the local nightlife? Offering a mix of the trendy and the traditional, there's sure to be something to suit your tastes in one of the many bars, clubs and restaurants clustered around the North Road area of Durham. Meanwhile, other local towns such as Middlesbrough and Darlington also offer a diverse range of pubs, clubs and eateries.

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Where to eat in Durham

Where to eat in Durham

The 18th century Garden House Inn in Durham combines the shabby chic style of a country inn with an elegant conservatory restaurant. The excellent value menu includes the likes of Fishcake with Brown Shrimps and Chive Cream, Barbecued Salmon with Orange, Cucumber and Lobster Mayo, and Scallops and Pork Belly with Smoked Chilli Caramel. Don't miss the Lobster Sandwich for just £12.  If you want to spend the night, there are four attractive, quirky double rooms and two family rooms. 

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