Things to do in Durham

Durham City Centre and surrounding areas have a great deal to offer, no matter what you're looking for.

We have a wide range of frequent buses that serve the City Centre and there are great offers on tickets such as our Family Day Ticket, which covers up to two adults and three children travelling in a group.

Get out and about

  • Beamish Museum

    Travel to Beamish Museum by bus and get 25% discount on the standard admission charge. Services 8, 28, 28A, 78A and 128 all serve the Museum.

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  • Durham Cathedral

    For a small donation you can visit Durham Cathedral, which is one of the finest Norman buildings in Europe.

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  • Durham Castle

    Durham Castle, together with the Cathedral, was awarded the status of a World Heritage Site in 1986 providing international recognition for this unique, historic and scenic site. You can visit the castle and have a guided tour.

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  • Gala Theatre and Cinema

    See the latest films and performances at Gala Theatre, which is situated in the heart of the historic city of Durham on the banks of the River Wear.

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  • Diggerland

    Save 25% on the full admission price when you show your key smartcard at Diggerland Durham reception, along with the voucher below. Valid for a maximum of 4 people per voucher.

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  • Shopping

    There are plenty of shops in Durham City Centre which will cater for your every need, whether it's a trip to the Prince Bishops, Millburngate or even a visit to the indoor market.

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Further ideas for great days out!