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Palace Green

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Address: Durham, England

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The historic heart of Durham.

Palace Green lies between the Cathedral and the Palace, once the Bishop's palace. It is fringed by many beautiful buildings, some belonging to the University. Many events are held... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 January 2017
Durham, United Kingdom
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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Palace Green lies between the Cathedral and the Palace, once the Bishop's palace. It is fringed by many beautiful buildings, some belonging to the University. Many events are held here, including Lumiere in the autumn. There is a restaurant and a museum which housed the Lindisfarne Gospels recently.

Thank fusspot2017
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Many of the main attractions are centred on this lovely green. It is lovely to just sit and enjoy the view in the sunshine or look at from the café if it is raining.

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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Surrounded on three sides by the Cathedral and outbuildings, this has to be one of the most gorgeous sights! On a sunny day you can sit there and watch the world go by or, more importantly, take in the wonderful architecture of the Cathedral and Castle (which are very near to each other).

Thank JuneBug1939
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is a really picturesque area with the cathedral and its buildings on 3 sides and the castle behind the trees in the 4th side and a grassy area in the middle - beautiful on a sunny day

Thank SuBears
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

A lovely green space to sit back and be amazed of the stunning architectural designs of the castle and the cathedral. There are about two cafes onsite, which seems pretty decent. Tours of the castle are available, which I personally think is worth considering.

Thank Avidesh S
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388 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This is a lovely place to sit and watch the world go by, surrounded by the majestic architecture of the cathedral and the castle and other lovely buildings

Thank Milliemax64
St Andrews, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Palace Green is a large area of grass surrounded by the buildings of the historic centre of Durham. The Cathedral dominates one side and there is so much to see in it that you could spend a whole day there. Then, moving clockwise, there are university buildings with the Palace Green Library containing the Durham University Museum of Archaeology, the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

The sites around the Green as so diverse that this is a great gathering site if your party splits up. Two gift shops, two cafes, the cathedral, tours of the castle and the library, too many and too diverse to keep a group together. There are a few benches the grass is lush and green and there are things to... More 

Thank tiredandtravelled
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Most of the buildings around the Palace Green are very attractive, and there is the magnificent cathedral itself and the entrance to the castle. The square, or green, is quite plain and the grass was yellow. Much more could be made of it. It could do with creative landscaping with flowers, though there was nice display with the cross of... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

you have an amazing veiw of both the cathedral and castle, a great way to people watch. there is so much to see all leading from the green and when you get hungery a load of choice.

Thank ron c

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