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Address: Durham, England
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Peace,quiet and beauty

This is a lovely place to go on a sunny day. It is basically a huge grassy area but the setting is fantastic between the Castle and Cathedral. There are seats around the perimeter... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
gerbil g
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Lille, France
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77 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I,m surprised a review of the palace green is asked for what can one say in the summer lovely at the moment covered with mud and workmen why I don't know

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Thank Irene P
Durham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

This is a lovely place to go on a sunny day. It is basically a huge grassy area but the setting is fantastic between the Castle and Cathedral. There are seats around the perimeter of the green and there is a great old fashioned cafe " The Almshouses' overlooking the grassy area. I usually take a snack or a good... More 

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Thank gerbil g
Durham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Palace Green is a large grassed area directly in front of the Cathedral. It is surrounded by historical buildings on all side ie Durham Castle, University Library, Café on the Green to name a few. There is restricted vehicular access there as well as a bus service. It is very pleasant there in the summer months as it appears that... More 

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Thank michael c
Durham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

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 trampled to death, muddy field would be a better description. Go to the cathedral, museums, shops not a muddy field

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Thank RGreenwell
Diss, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Very pretty location with the cathedral on one side and the castle on other. The green space is a pleasant place to relax.

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Thank catowner2015
Altrincham, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

With the cathedral on one side and the castle on the other and beautiful university building on the other two sides, including the tiny HQ of the Durham University Police Force which I believe is the smallest in the country, this is a place of magical delight. At night the illuminated cathedral and castle make it possibly the most beautiful... More 

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Thank Druid B
New York City, New York
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59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Beautiful green bordered by the Palace Green Library, Cathedral and Castle. Wonderful place for relaxing on a sunny afternoon!

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Thank Alex K
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

The Cathedral dominates the vista to one aspect and the castle to the other. This is a great open space in which to appreciate and contemplate. It's also where markets are occasionally held around Christmas and at other special times.

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Thank Dr_Waugh
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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227 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

Palace Green joins the castle, the library and the cathedral - nice peaceful location with a charming tea room by the green.

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Thank Patrick G
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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181 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

The green links the Cathedral with the Castle and is surrounded by historic buildings setting an impressive scene.

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