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Palace Green

Durham, England
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Ranked #6 of 23 attractions in Durham
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

What a marvellous venue for graduation. Pimms in a marquee on the green, plenty of space for photos and mingling with friends and family. Plenty of refreshment and other facilities. Good weather helped, but the marquee would have coped with a shower.

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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337 reviews 337 reviews
193 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Wander around to soak up the atmosphere. Visit the cathedral then get coffee either in the refectory or cafe on edge of the Green.

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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Palace Green has fantastic views of the cathedral and castle - a place must visit when going to Durham City.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The Palace Green is bordered by the castle, cathderal and a number of interesting buildings which have been repurposed but retain their individual characters. This is a great spot for the exhibits (LIndisfarne Gospels / Lumiere etc) and just soaking up the atmosphere of the place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Came for afternoon tea after visiting the cafidaral. The sandwiches where realy good so where the scones. The only down side was the cakes wher not freshly made and did not taste that nice. The view was amazing. Overall it was good

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Durham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Excellent views of the castle and cathedral, the site for many shows held in Durham. An excellent place for tourists to come and take photo's. There is a red letter box and telephone box.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Between the castle and the cathedral, with a number of other very old buildings, this is a very special place, particularly on the sunny day we were there.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This place is beautiful for the views it affords, and also for the presence of one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world, and certainly the best surviving example of Norman architecture. The cathedral has St Cuthbert's Tomb/Shrine behind the High Altar, and the Venerable Bede's Tomb at the other end in the Galilee chapel. I agree with other... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

With the cathedral on one side and the castle on the other, this is a very pleasant area. There is also a cafe on one side and the university library on the other from where you can get lots of information brochures of the area and book tours of the castle.

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