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Historic Durham Tours,12.30 and 2.30pm

Historic Durham Tours,12.30 and 2.30pm

Palace Green Library

The tour will take you through the history of Durham over the last 1000 years using the beautiful buildings around Palace Green. Historic Durham tours unfold the architecture, the history and the stories of the people of Durham to introduce the history of the World Heritage Site. You will be amazed at what you learn from the enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides, who will tell some of the tales, from Bishop Flambard one of the powerful 'Prince-Bishops' who was the first person to be imprisoned in the Tower of London to St Cuthbert and how in the Second World War he helped protect Durham.

This is an outdoors tour which takes place on Palace Green, the open area between Durham Castle and Durham Cathedral, which together make up the World Heritage Site. Other interesting and important buildings which reflect the history of Durham over the years also surround it and will be brought to life in this tour. The tour will take place in all weather conditions. Visitors wishing to take part in a Historic Durham guided tour need to purchase tickets from Palace Green Library and then meet your tour guide just outside.

Please contact the Palace Green Library on 0191 334 2932 to check information on the current times, dates of tours and to book advance tickets.

Please note this is an outside tour. The tour will last approx. 45 minutes-1 hour. The tour will be running in all weather conditions, and visitors will encounter some steep inclines and uneven surfaces.

Contact: castle.tours@durham.ac.uk


Palace Green Library

Palace Green

Contact Details

Tel: 0191 334 2932
Email: castle.tours@durham.ac.uk
Event Cost: General Admission £3.00, Under 18s Free


From 2017-08-25 - 2017-08-25

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