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There are so many great things to do in Durham, a northeastern college town that straddles the River Wear. There is even an entire museum that seeks to showcase traditional life in these parts! Cultural cravings leading you to the outdoors? Opt to stroll by a bona fide Norman cathedral and stunningly pretty botanic gardens.
The city is also a short drive from the rolling terrain of the beautiful Durham Dales, a must-see for lovers of yomp. Don't forget about the restaurants, bars and shops that make this such an appealing destination within England.
Check out our top picks and prepare to immerse yourself in all that Durham has to offer.
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