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Palace Green

Durham, England
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Ranked #9 of 23 Attractions in Durham
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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london
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185 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

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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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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3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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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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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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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10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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5 attraction reviews
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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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