Situated in northeast England, County Durham provides tourists with a range of attractions to discover from ancient castles to majestic cathedrals.
The county’s capital of Durham is not only home to one of the country’s most prestigious universities, but it’s also known for its Norman castle, originally constructed in the late 11th century. Although it is occupied by the university, guided tours are readily available for public viewings. The castle stands opposite Durham Cathedral, a registered UNESCO World Heritage Site originally constructed in 1093 - another major landmark to check out. With narrow, winding streets, a Victorian market place and plenty of pubs and restaurants to stop off at during your stay, it’s an ideal escape for those craving a relaxing retreat combined with a rich history.
Another village worth a trip to is Redworth, a rural village sandwiched in between Darlington and Shildon. Outdoorsy types will appreciate Redworth Wood, a vast forest with a stone-age fort and walking trails to explore. Check out the deals from Hotels4u.com on hotels in County Durham.