Durham Castle

Sitting at the heart of Durham’s World Heritage site and occupied continuously since the 11th century, the Castle is now home to the students of University College, part of Durham University.

Palace Green

Palace Green Library, in the heart of Durham city, holds Durham University’s special collections. Galleries are open to all and display treasures spanning millennia and the globe.

Oriental Museum

From Ancient Egypt to modern China, this is the only museum in the North of England devoted entirely to the art and archaeology of the great cultures of Northern Africa and Asia.

Archaeology Museum

The Museum of Archaeology’s collections range from the prehistoric to the post-medieval. The gallery charting the story of Durham is housed within Palace Green Library.

Botanic Garden

Durham University’s 10 hectare Botanic Garden is set amongst beautiful mature woodlands on the southern outskirts of Durham city. Open to the public, the Botanic Garden offers a wide variety of landscapes to explore and discover.

World Heritage Site

Durham World Heritage Site was inscribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO in 1986.


Probably one of the world’s greatest collection of Pugin family architecture. Ushaw is truly one of the hidden jewels in Durham’s crown and is steeped in history dating back to its foundation in Douai, France in 1568. The stunning Chapels, Refectory, Exhibition Hall & Parlour are each must see attractions in their own right.