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Are you interested in visiting Durham on your next motorhome holiday? UnbeatableHire want you to have the best holiday possible, so here's a guide to the places worth visiting. There's loads to do in this historic city - from the unusual Living Museum of the North, to the fun-filled Adventure Valley. 

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The historical city of Durham is a magnet to anyone interested in architecture and built history. The Norman cathedral and 11th century castle are part of a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, and thousands come every year to soak up the atmosphere.

Notable people from Durham include David Bellamy, Tony Blair, Rowan Atkinson, Sir Bobby Robson and Stan Laurel from Laurel and Hardy.

Attractions in Durham

Beamish - The Living Museum of the North

Beamish is a unique museum, where you can experience life in North during Victorian, Georgian and Edwardian periods. It is a replica town, with a wealth of hands-on experiences and characters from the period.

Open 7 days a week in summer (5th April - 3rd November), and Tuesday – Sunday in winter (4th November - 4th April). Under 5's go free.

Find the The Living Museum of the North at Beamish, County Durham, DH9 0RG
Telephone: 01913704000

 

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Crook Hall and Gardens

Right in the heart of the city of Durham, Crook Hall is a delightful Grade 1 Listed medieval hall. It is surrounded by theme gardens, which attract visitors from all over the world. You can enjoy a cream tea in from of a log fire, or in the pretty courtyard if the weather is fine. 

Open from March 30th - October 1st: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 11 - 5pm

Find Crook hall at Sidegate, Durham City, County Durham, DH1 5SZ

Telephone: 0191 384 8028

 

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Adventure Valley

Adventure Valley is packed full of activities for kids – from soft play to farmyard animals, go karts to ziplines. A trip to Adventure Valley is sure to delight young motorhomers and deliver an exciting day out.

Open daily from 10 - 5pm, under 2's go free.

Note: The centre has some external gravel paths which may not be suitable for some wheelchairs, but facilities within the Centre are suitable for wheelchair access.

Find Adventure Valley at Union Hall Farm, Brasside, Durham, County Durham, DH1 5SG

Telephone: 0191 386 8291

 

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Places of Interest in Durham

Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral stands on a rocky hill next to the castle, with a river running below. It is a World Heritage Site and attracts thousands of visitors every year. The Cathedral is even building a Lego model of itself, and visitors are invited to make a small donation and place a brick when they visit.

The Cathedral is open to 6pm Monday to Saturday and 5.30pm on Sunday. Admission is free.

Find Durham Cathedral at The Chapter Office, The College, Durham City, County Durham, DH1 3EH

Tel:  0191 386 4266

Web: www.durhamcathedral.co.uk

 

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Durham Castle

Durham Castle is a next-door neighbour to Durham Cathedral, and also part of the World Heritage site. William the Conqueror ordered its construction in 1072, and since then it has had a rich and colourful history.

Soak up the stunning architecture, or enjoy a picnic on the Palace Green – this is sure to be a relaxing day out for all the family. So if you choose Durham to collect your UnbeatableHire motorhome, you can be sure of a great start to your holiday.

Find Durham Castle at Palace Green, Durham City, County Durham, DH1 3RW

Telephone: 019133 429 32

 

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Events in Manchester

Blackthorn Music Festival - 24th – 26th July 2015

The Emirates CC world-famous sports and music venue, and cricket fans will enjoy the opportunity to soak up some one-day matches here. Pick up your motorhome from our Durham depot and get close to action!

Find Emirates Durham County Cricket Club at:

County Ground, Riverside, Chester-le-Street, County Durham, DH3 3QR

Telephone: 01913 871 717

Form ore information visit the Blackthorn Music Festival website

 

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Outbreak 1914! The Durham Light Infantry Goes to War - Exhibition at The DLI Museum - until 4th May 2015

History enthusiasts will enjoy finding out more about the part the Durham Light Infantry played in the First World War. It promises to be a thought-provoking exhibition.

Open Wednesday - Sunday. Under 4's go free.

More information on the NAM wesbite

 

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Campsites in Durham

Strawberry Hill Farm

Running Waters, Old Cassop, Durham, County Durham, DH6 4QA

Telephone: 0191 3723457

Finchale Abbey Caravan Park

Finchale Abbey Farm, Durham, DH1 5SH

Telephone: 01913866528                          

Note: Adult Only Touring Park.

 

 

Bobby Shafto Caravan Park

Cranberry Plantation, Beamish, County Durham, DH9 0RY

Tel: 0191 3701776

 

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