Sightseeing - Dawn to dusk in County Durham, UK

16:45 Fatima Ali 40 Comments

Durham town centre Elvet bridge and Durham Cathedral

County Durham, the city where some parts of the movie Harry Potter were filmed is located in the North East of England and is known as a cathedral city because of the presence of the very ancient and historic Durham Cathedral. Besides the local residents, the county is also a temporary home to numerous students who are enrolled in the Durham University. The university is the third oldest university in England.


Durham University North east england
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The most popular place for the locals and students in the Durham town centre where most of the people can be seen roaming around. This is mainly because of the presence of various restaurants, high street stores, coffee shops and bars. Since I am living in the county, I often go to the town especially on Sundays. However, Sundays can be quite busy and you may get to see lots of people around. 



Durham town centre
Town centre, Durham - This is where all the activities take place, therefore, the crowd!


Durham town centre
Every time I visit the town, visiting M&S is a must for me - I love the store! 
Near the town centre, there is an amazingly beautiful place, perfect for spending time with children or your pet. This place is good for walking and cycling both. There are some benches where you can sit with your partner or friend and enjoy a chat, there is a small play area for the children and since because of the presence of a river, you can also enjoying boating

The durham cow
A famous landmark - The Durham Cow

My husband's friends rowing in the river
So, one day when we were heading towards the town, we decided to see the very famous Durham Cathedral. On my way, I found a nice shop that sells souvenirs and other funky stuff that I loved. Took a picture of a wall hanging (image below) that amused me to bits! 


Durham Cathedral
Your husband called and said its okay to buy anything. Wouldn't that just make your day? :D
The best way to go to the Durham Cathedral is to park your car anywhere near the town and go by walk. Below are some of the pictures of the cathedral we took from the outside since the visitors are not permitted to take any pictures inside the premises. On entering the cathedral, we were greeted by an extremely sweet and polite lady who guided us towards the areas we were allowed to view. I loved the interior and not to forget, visiting any religious place is just so soothing for me! The calm and peaceful atmosphere is  just amazing. 

  Durham Cathedral durham uk
Durham Cathedral
Durham Cathedral
Exterior of Durham Cathedral
Durham Cathedral
A few graves outside the cathedral
Durham Cathedral
That's my husband and the baby :)
For those of you who are an avid Harry Potter fan, did you recognize the building? Yes, this is where a scene of the movie, "Harry Potter" was filmed.

Our next destination was the Durham Castle which is just at a walking distance from the cathedral. We did visit it but did not go inside because viewings were not allowed on that Sunday. 

Durham Castle UK
Durham Castle in Durham, UK

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Have you ever visited Durham or any other County in the North East England? Would love to know about your experience or any tip you would like to share with my readers.

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40 comments:

  1. WOW. I have to go there! It looks gorgeous! Wish I could be there right now! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Let me know if you have any plans of visiting Durham :-)

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  2. Love your pictures mA. I always make it a point to visit mosques,churches or temples as well when traveling.
    And I've seen that same sign in a window where I live. So funny! Lol

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    1. I believe places of worship are really peaceful and calm for the body and soul. What a lovely coincidence that you saw the same sign near you! :-)

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  3. Looks like a beautiful place MA. Everything is so green not like here where everything is yellow (I'm in Australia). I'd love to go there one day IA.

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    1. I would love to meet you! Thank you for commenting. :-)

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  4. We live near here!!! We love visiting the cathedral, we even got to go in the castle a year ago as part of a homeschooling trip.

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    1. That's great. Maybe you could let me know on your next visit and we can have a drink together! :-)

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  5. I love sightseeing.

    There's always so much to see and reflect upon especially where the greenery is sooo losh.

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    1. Thank you for your comment. Hope to see you around soon again! :-)

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  6. Wooooow, who knew what Durham had to offer? Mashallah the pictures look wonderful.

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  7. ma shaa Allah so nice pictures! I hope I can visit england some day, I have dreamed about it soo long

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    1. Thank you, Maria! :-)
      England is a beautiful country with lovely people. Do plan a trip.

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  8. The first picture is making me want to leave London and drive up there now... Sigh :) Beautiful scenery MashaAllah!

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    1. Durham is indeed very beautiful and peaceful. Not much hustle bustle like in London :-)

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  9. Wow, gorgeous place subhanAllah. Thanks for the virtual cupcake! :)

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    1. Haha :-) You are most welcome! See ya around soon :-)

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  10. Im always surprised when I see these "hidden" gems in the u.k. This place looks soo peaceful, i use to live in bham so this is a pleasant change.

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    1. Umm Asiya, there are too many hidden gems in the UK. I keep on exploring them :-)
      Durham is indeed an extremely peaceful place and beautiful too.

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  11. waw... simply amazing clicks... it is actually tempting me to visit.

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    1. Thank you, Nahiya! :-) It would be great having you ... See ya soon then! :-)

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  12. Nice photo's I wanna see the cow!

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  13. Oh it looks so beautiful!!! Wish I could be there someday

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  14. I love seeing new places and other cultures! It looks so historic and old timey, I love that. Thanks for sharing your experiences, it was like I took a trip without leaving my desk :)

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    1. Glad you enjoyed your virtual trip to Durham.

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  15. Love this post. Durham has always been on my wishlist but we have not made the trip. Fab pics and it looks like you have had an amazing time :) Definitely adding it to the wishlist. And with the Harry Potter connection, will definitely be there!

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    1. Thank you for your comment. :-)
      Durham has lots more to offer than what has been mentioned in this post. Have a lovely time on your trip. :-)

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  16. Looks like a lovely place to visit!! Always looking for places to see within the UK, will stick this one on my list

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  17. Thank you for sharing information about Durham. I have heard of the city but never been there. It is absolutely beautiful ma sha Allah. Thanks for sharing the photos. i love the trees with the river. its a beautiful scenary. I advise you to copyright the images with your website address :)

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    1. Thank you, Hafsa! :-)
      I already have a disclaimer at the end of the post. However, if you say so, I will add copyright on the images too. Thank you for your suggestion.

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  18. Mashaa Allah beautiful place. Thanks for sharing the photos! :-)

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  19. I live in London so this place, to me, looks like a perfect spot for relaxing weekend! Adding to my list!

    Great pictures!

    Dominika

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    1. Glad you enjoyed a virtual trip to Durham. :-)

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  20. I have been to most of UK but not to Durham. Durham definitely looks like an awesome place for a day trip.

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  21. "I can’t ignore any place from list as all are best of Best Place to visit.I liked picture a lot".

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