Planning some UK sightseeing trips once lockdown is over? Maybe you’re soon to have some enforced time away from work and are looking for things to do and places to go. Look no further than the beautiful city of Durham.
Take the 4 and a half hour journey by car
Once it is absolutely safe to do so, you can book leisure car hire with EnjoyCarHire.com from London to Durham, whether it’s to see the sights or see your parents. Maybe leave the kids with their grandparents and just do precisely what you want – don’t worry about everyone else.
Depending on your location, Durham is about a 4-hour, 30-minute drive from London. In distance, it’s 270 miles from Westminster to Durham Cathedral via the A1 and M1.
There’s plenty to see and do once you’re there. The city’s Norman-era cathedral is a key landmark and famous for featuring in Harry Potter. Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry came to life via a number of locations in the city and fans will recognise the Cathedral’s cloisters which featured in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
"A world heritage Site, Harry Potter and a famous cathedrale"
The city’s 1,000-year-old castle is also part of the Durham World Heritage Site – it was inscribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO in 1986 – and today houses part of the top-rated Durham University.
The River Wear runs through the picturesque city and a walk along the riverside is a must-do.
For all the gardening fans
Gardening fans will want to head to the Botanic Gardens and Crook Hall Gardens, both of which feature in TripAdvisor’s Top Ten things to do in Durham
Sports fans can head to the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street. Home to Durham County Cricket Club, the pretty ground has hosted international matches including The Ashes.
If you’re not able to stay with relatives, there’s plenty of hotels to choose from, including The Honest Lawyer Hotel