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Address: Durham, England

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Fabulous atmosphere and buildings

All cathedral closes and greens are different and the one in Durham was large and surrounded on all sides by fantastic, mostly Georgian, buildings against the backdrop of a great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2015
Comaresman
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

All cathedral closes and greens are different and the one in Durham was large and surrounded on all sides by fantastic, mostly Georgian, buildings against the backdrop of a great Norman cathedral. A feast for the senses.

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durham
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

a few friends visited when the festival was on. Coffee OK but scones/teacakes poor. will not return. It is a good location so they should try harder

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Durham, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
28 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Walking up toward the Cathedral from the City Centre you'll come first to Palace Green which is effectively a gateway to the facilities and attractions there. This are has been used to host the Lumiere light shows where images are projected directly on to the side of the cathedral. At other times a real sense of peace prevails here and... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great central location for viewing the awesome Cathedral and Castle.Adjacent University buildings and town shopping are also optional stopping points for all visitors to the historic city of Durham.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I love the green itself and the lovely old houses surrounding it, I hate the traffic jams when the children are collected from school.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The Palace Green gives a beautiful view on the cathedral and Durham Castle. The little cafe is highly recommended and the park benches offer a perfect setting for a quiet and relaxing moment to enjoy the view and the sunshine.

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london
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653 reviews 653 reviews
272 attraction reviews
342 helpful votes 342 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Some of the best attractions in Durham are based around here so you need to come here to view the Cathedral,Castle, Library and administrative buildings. I would suggest you also walk along the roads surrounding the green - in particular North Bailey and South Bailey. Few tourists make it here but these roads contain some of the most interesting architecture... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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146 reviews 146 reviews
66 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

If you are walking from Durham's main square, the cobble stoned road will lead you to the Palace Green. The green is a nice area framed by the Cathedral, Castle and college buildings. If you want to sit on the grass or a bench and look at the historic buildings, it is the place for you. It would be a... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It's really not worth wasting your time reading these reviews or coming here and to be perfectly honest with you it is only a piece of grass what a waste of time unless you love grass! Go shopping or to the cathedral instead!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

when you arrive you have the world heritage site of the cathedral dominating the sky line which is free to get in! unlike other cathedrals in uk. the grass is kept well and theres a café at local arms houses well worth visit

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