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Nice green

Nice open area in front of the cathedral. Lots of old historic buildings around and a pleasant walk... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Travelingjohn123
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Peterlee, United Kingdom
via mobile
Historic

The central area of the peninsula, the castle on one side and the cathedral on the other. Come to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dr_Waugh
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Durham, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice open area in front of the cathedral. Lots of old historic buildings around and a pleasant walk up the bank from the city centre. It opens the views up and allows great photos of the cathedral, unlike York, where the minster is boxed in...More

Thank Travelingjohn123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The central area of the peninsula, the castle on one side and the cathedral on the other. Come to Palace Green to take in the view, have a picnic or just transit to one of the other UNESCO sites.

Thank Dr_Waugh
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Lots to do and see on this pretty square. Main entrance to both Cathedral and castle (and library) Info centre also on the green.

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 24 September 2017

This is a lovely area close to the Cathedral with a cafe closeby. At the time of the visit there was a couple of building projects taking place which meant that all exits were not available and we had difficulty finding our way back to...More

Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 30 August 2017

This location provides access to historic gems, Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle plus a library and museum. None should be missed. There is also a super eatery.

Thank Dick G
Reviewed 27 August 2017

This is well worth the visit, it a beautiful setting for Durham Cathedral. It's a bit of a walk up the hill and possible difficult for anybody walking problems.

Thank arabesque-gifts
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We stopped here in between all the tours we were doing at the top of the hill. It is a bit more expensive than your average café but the food and service is excellent. There are indoor and outdoor seating and high chairs on request....More

Thank Bunnysocks
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Very well kept and public toilets just of to the left also very well looked after. It lovely how well cared for this all seems.

Thank Sophie D
Reviewed 18 August 2017

When you leave the castle or cathedral take awhile to admire the buildings and stop for a photo shoot at the very clever designed garden

Thank scorpionana
Reviewed 17 August 2017

A beautiful green surrounded by historic buildings on all sides. In good weather, it offers a perfect spot to relax and soak in some sun.

Thank BrendaP775
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