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Address: Durham, England

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Peaceful green space

Durham is a delightful city. Use the park and ride system to get into the centre and walk up to the Palace Green - it's not far from the market place. Buses are available if you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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127 reviews 127 reviews
53 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Durham is a delightful city. Use the park and ride system to get into the centre and walk up to the Palace Green - it's not far from the market place. Buses are available if you cannot walk that distance. The heritage centre, Palace Green library, the castle and the cathedral surround the green. There are also several cafes and... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
30 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

It's worth taking a walk up to Palace Green to experience the view of the cathedral as you turn the corner and enter the Green. Apart from that, this is part of the historic heart of the city and a must for visitors.

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

with reference to both the cafe and the parking - the former used to be excellent; alas no more. Whereas the later cannot now be used by disabled drivers - a disgrace from a publically funded body

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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The cafe in the cathedral, the cafe on the green and the cafe within the Barker library. All have a variety of dishes. Apart from that the cathedral, the castle and a whole load of very old buildings dominate this area. You can have tours around the castle, the cathedral is one of the best in the world and the... More 

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UK
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358 reviews 358 reviews
205 attraction reviews
284 helpful votes 284 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The Palace Green is surrounded by impressive buildings. There's the Cathedral and Castle -both fantastic and worthy of at least a- few hours each. Standing on the Green and looking around you are The Exchequer Building from the mid 15th century and it is the only Prince Bishop's medieval building to survive. It was constructed when Robert Neville was Bishop.... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We booked our castle tour at the reception area here and received money off with my NUS card which was a bonus! We bought all our souvenirs from this short break holiday in the well stocked gift shop which was very reasonably priced and then enjoyed coffee and a wonderfully light victoria sponge cake in the well appointed courtyard cafe,... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
46 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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