Set in Northeast England, Durham is well known for its Norman cathedral and 11th century castle, both designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986. The castle is now home to Durham University which claims exquisite botanical gardens. The city of Beamish also resides in Durham County and is referred to as 'the living museum of the north' while the Durham Dales offer a rural escape filled with outdoor pursuits well-suited for the active vacationer.
Durham's Forests of Teesdale possess the High Force Waterfall that suddenly drops 70 feet
into a pool below making it England's highest uninterrupted waterfall. The coast of Durham is equally as dramatic with breath-taking views and excellent fishing waters. Discover the castles, museums and gardens of Durham from a quaint Durham vacation cottage or Durham vacation rental.