PLANS are being made to extend Durham’s famous world heritage site beyond its Norman castle and cathedral.
Part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Durham Cathedral is cherished for magnificent Romanesque architecture, the shrine of St Cuthbert and the tomb of the Venerable Bede.
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Representatives from Northeast England’s Durham Cathedral will head to China in November in a bid to attract more Chinese tourists to the almost 1,000-year-old site.
As Durham Cathedral wins more national recognition, here’s why it’s such a firm favourite on its home patch
Our world famous Durham Cathedral is basking in more glory with its newly-awarded title of North East building of the year and yet another possible award in the offing.
The near 1,000-year-old local landmark is a huge local favourite, of course, but it’s becoming just as loved by international visitors who see it as one of the world’s best – and the annual 700,000-plus people who pass through its doors each year can’t be wrong.
The Royal Institute of British Architects has just paid the latest tribute, in naming it our building of the year, but the cathedral’s ongoing conservation work has also resulted in a Regional Award and Conservation Award, which ensures it is now short-listed for the national RIBA award.
So what do we love most about our Unesco World Heritage Site cathedral?
Delicious food, a great atmosphere and candlelight is the perfect recipe for romance.
Love is in the air all year round in Durham with its stunning scenery, buildings that take your breath away and awe-inspiring natural wonders. Ranked as the second most romantic city in the UK by http://www.holidaylettings.co.uk, here are our top 10 reasons you should honeymoon in Durham:
Durham’s dramatic landscapes – if you’re looking to combine a rural country break to the Durham Dales, with the cosmos of Durham city and its dramatic coastal landscapes, Durham is the perfect choice.
Explore Durham Cathedral, Durham’s iconic landmarks – Durham Cathedral & Castle was recently named the UK’s top attraction by TripAdvisor users, and Durham Castle. The two Romanesque buildings were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986, and in 2016 celebrated its 30-year anniversary as a World Heritage Site.
Our award-winning spas – Durham is home to a number of spas, guaranteed to relax and rejuvenate. These include Seaham Hall’s award-winning Serenity Spa, which was declared Best Spa in the North East at the annual Good Spa Guide Awards.
In his Christmas message, The Very Reverend Andrew Tremlett, Dean of Durham, calls on us all to remember the original Christmas message of Jesus as the light of the world.
2017 has been a busy, fulfilling year at Durham Cathedral with Christmas and the advent of the New Year offering an opportunity for reflection.
The year has seen the Cathedral continue to develop the many ways it engages with people whether attending the Cathedral for worship or as a visitor, or through outreach and engagement in the community.
We have had a huge range of imaginative special services complimenting the core pattern of worship at the Cathedral, welcoming many community organisations to their Cathedral.
You might think you know the United Kingdom, but do you know about these unique experiences?
The language is English, though granted, it can be hard to understand some regional accents; London’s Buckingham Palace is home to the Queen and one of the most famous dishes is fish and chips. So far, so British. This is also the land that has produced some of the world’s best poets and playwrights – think Wordsworth and Shakespeare – and is famous for books and films like Harry Potter. And amid some of the world’s most recognised UNESCO sites, is a landscape knee deep in ancient history, legends and myths.
So without more ado, here are 15 things to see and do, some you may not have heard of, other names you will recognise, but one thing they have in common is that they are all worth experiencing.