Just south of Northumberland, County Durham has plenty to offer from historic cities to beautiful countryside and coastal areas. The city of Durham is its beating heart, a city rich in history and filled with interesting places to visit. The majestic Durham Cathedral is its most famous landmark whilst the beautiful Durham Castle is just next door. Together they form a UNESCO World Heritage Site and are an impressive sight to any visitor to the city.
Away from the city of Durham, County Durham boasts a sweeping countryside and a breath-taking coastline. Head to the Vale of Durham and visit the wonderful Auckland Castle or one of England’s finest medieval castles – Raby Castle. The Durham Dales are home to the French château style Bowes Museum, home to a world class collection of fine arts.
The quintessential British occasion of afternoon tea is alive and kicking in County Durham, with places such as the Durham Marriott Hotel serving afternoon tea overlooking the Cathedral and Durham Castle. Enjoy afternoon tea in County Durham with Afternoon Tea Online with our dedicated County Durham section.