Heritage Britain

The county of Durham County, England



Raby Castle, Darlington

County Durham is situated in the north east corner of England with Yorkshire to the south, Cumbria to the west, Northumberland to the north and Tyne & Wear to the east. The county of Durham is split into 7 districts - Durham City, Teesdale, Wear Valley, Easington, Sedgefield, Derwentwater and Chester-Le-Street, Durham Cathedral, a World Heritage site and over 900 years old, is the finest example of Norman church architecture in England with its awesome columns and rounded arches. The fascinating city was home to the ancestors of George Washington (John Washington was one of Durham’s ‘Prince Bishops’ - medieval bishops who ruled the whole region like kings). The Old Hall in the town of Washington, near Sunderland, was home to the family from the 12th century until 1613. Further in the country we have Teesdale, England’s breathtaking ‘ Last Wilderness” and the lovely Wear Valley.

Where to stay and things to do in Durham County

Hotels | Bed and Breakfast | Pubs and Inns | Self Catering | Places to Visit | Museums and Art Galleries | Gardens | Castles | Cathedrals | Railways | Weddings and Honeymoons | Apartments | Conferences, Seminars and Corporate Events | Abbeys and Priories | Churches | Restaurants | Tourist Information Centres | Durham County Towns | Historic Durham County

Selected Durham County hotels - Please Refresh for another random Hotel list

Headlam Hall Country House Hotel, Darlington
Walworth Castle, Darlington
Swallow Eden Arms Hotel, Rushyford
Swallow Three Tuns Hotel, Durham
Swallow Hotel Stockton, Stockton on Tees
The Blackwell Grange Hotel, Cleasby
The St George Hotel, Darlington
Blackwell Grange Hotel, Darlington
Blackwell Grange Corus Hotel, Darlington
Swallow George Hotel, Piercebridge - on - Tees

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Explore Durham County Towns

Askrigg | Aycliffe | Aysgarth | Barnard castle | Beamish | Beamish (nr Durham) | Billingham | Bishop Auckland | Bowes | Castle House | Chester le Street | Chipping Ongar | Clacton-On-Sea | Cleasby | Colchester | Cotherstone | County Durham | Cowshill | Crook | Croxdale (Near Durham) | Darlington | Durham | Durham City | Escomb | Ferryhill | Fir Tree | Greta Bridge (Near Barnard Castle) | Hartlepool | Haswell Plough | Ireshopeburn | LEYBURN | Middlestone | Middleton In Teesdale | Middleton-In-Teesdale | Monkwearmouth | New Brancepeth | New Shildon | Newton Aycliffe | Newton Hall | Peterlee | Piercebridge | Piercebridge - on - Tees | Pittington | Reeth | Richmond | Romaldkirk | Rushyford | Seaham | Sedgefield | Shildon | Stanley | Stockton On Tees | Stockton-On-Tees | Sunderland | Tarporley | Trimdon | Tyne Wear | West Auckland | Whitburn | YARM |

Durham County Tourist Information Centres

Barnard Castle Tourist Information Centre
Woodleigh, Flatts Road
Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 8AA
Tel: +44 (0) 1833 630272
Fax: +44 (0) 1833 695320
email: click here

Beamish Tourist Information Centre
The North of England, Open Air Museum
Beamish, County Durham, DH9 0RG
Tel: +44 (0) 91 370 2533

Bishop Auckland Tourist Information Centre
Town Hall, Market Place
Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 7NP
Tel: +44 (0) 1388 604922
Tel: +44 (0) 1388 604960

Darlington Tourist Information Centre
13 Horsemarket, Darlington
County Durham, DL1 5PW
Tel: +44 (0) 1325 388666
Fax: +44 (0) 1325 388667
email: click here

Durham City Tourist Information Centre
Gala Theatre, Millennium Place
Durham City, County Durham, DH1 1WA
Tel: +44 (0) 191 384 3720
Faxl: +44 (0)191 386 3015
email: click here

Middleton in Teesdale Tourist Information Centre
10 Market Place, Middleton-in-Teesdale
County Durham, DL12 0QG
Tel: +44 (0) 1833 641001
Fax: +44 (0)1833 641001
email: click here

Peterlee Tourist Information Centre
20 The Upper Chare, Peterlee
County Durham, SR8 1BW
Tel: +44 (0) 191 586 4450
Fax: +44 (0)191 518 1786
email: click here

Stanhope Tourist Information Centre
Durham Dales Centre, Castle Gardens
Stanhope, County Durham, DL13 2FJ
Tel: +44 (0) 1388 527650
Fax: +44 (0)1388 527461
email: click here

Famous people born, lived or buried in Durham County

Anne Fine (Born 1947)
Best known for her book "Mrs Doubtfire"

Sir Bobby Robson ( Born 1933)
Famous and successful English Football manager who managed not only the England football team between 1984 and 1990 but also brought success to Ipswich, Eindhoven, Sporting Lisbon, Porto and Barcelona before managing his beloved Newcastle United..

Colin Milburn (1941 - 1990)
English test cricketer born in Burnopfield, County Durham

Bryan Robson (Born 1957)
Top England football captain born in Chester le Street, County Durham. Played for England 90 times, 65 as Captain and if it wasn't for many injuries would have undoubtedly clocked the magical 100 games for his country

County Links

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Wales

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Northern Ireland

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Ireland

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