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Durham City Half Day Tour
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Durham City Half Day Tour

By Iles Tours Durham
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Ages 6-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 4h
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Mobile ticket
English


  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Durham Cathedral
What's not included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified


Departure details
  • Railway Station, Durham DH1 4RB, UK We will meet customers outside the front of Durham Train Station on the station approach. Your guide will be stood there prior to the tour wearing Iles Tours branded clothing. We ask for all customers to ensure that they have a contact phone number for the tour.
Return details
  • Cathedral, Durham DH1 3RW, UK After having a guided tour around Durham Cathedral we will finish outside the Cathedral.

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 10078P13

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • We require a contact Mobile/cell phone for all customers to contact you on the day of your tour. This will ensure we can inform you of changes to meeting point or other information prior to your tour.
  • Please contact us about any disabilities your group may have. We are able to customise tours for wheelchair and vision impairment
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Due to COVID-19 we ask all customers to maintain social distancing as per the United Kingdom Government guidelines
  • Please contact us prior to booking if you have any health issues that you are worried would impact on your experience of the tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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How much is Durham City Half Day Tour?
Durham City Half Day Tour price starts from $180.66. Discover and book Durham City Half Day Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Durham City Half Day Tour cancellation policy?
Durham City Half Day Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Durham City Half Day Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Durham City Half Day Tour?
Durham City Half Day Tour is hosted by Iles Tours Durham. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Iles Tours Durham on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Durham City Half Day Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 10078P13

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Railway Station
    Durham DH1 4RB, UK
    We will meet customers outside the front of Durham Train Station on the station approach. Your guide will be stood there prior to the tour wearing Iles Tours branded clothing. We ask for all customers to ensure that they have a contact phone number for the tour.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Durham
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Framwellgate Bridge
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Durham Market Hall
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Elvet Bridge
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Durham Cathedral
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Cathedral
    Durham DH1 3RW, UK
    After having a guided tour around Durham Cathedral we will finish outside the Cathedral.
    See address & details
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About the operator
Iles Tours Durham
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United Kingdom
Joined in October 2014

#7 of 26 Tours & Activities in Durham
  • M S
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    Brilliant Tour
    Brilliant walking tour of Durham - we thoroughly enjoyed learning about the history of the area from the Ice Age onwards. Alex was entertaining, informative and extremely knowledgeable. He pointed out things we would never have seen without a guide.
  • PhysicalDave
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    Amazing Walking Tour of Durham
    This was the perfect socially distanced way to see Durham and learn loads about the City, on our first ever visit. Jan and I were the only two in the Group and Alex, our excellent guide, from Iles Tours, made sure that he kept his distance from us and avoided being close to others in the streets. Alex’s Knowledge was so broad yet in depth too. Ranging from the geological history of the north to the warring factions of Northumbria, right up to the Victorian architecture of Durham’s buildings. The tour explored the narrow chares, crossed over the Wear three times and gave us fab views of the magnificent cathedral. Recommended to anyone. Don’t wait, book it now!
  • Frankiebloke
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    Stroll around Durham
    Very informative trip around Durham by Alex. really puts all the jigsaw pieces together to understand how Durham arrived as it is today. Alex's presentation style is easy digest and at a pace that is just right. Although there are a few hill in the city - this walking tour was not too strenuous.
  • DtotheE
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    Excellent experience
    Fun and very informative tour. Alex has great passion and knowledge of the area and the history. This was a wonderful introduction to our stay in Durham. To top this off, Alex is a very personable and friendly guide.
  • DavidHarrison71
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    A delightful experience - definitely worth it
    Alex is an outstanding guide to this wonderful place. He's a great and entertainment speaker, but equally importantly, he listens and takes the time to tailor what he discusses on to his group, not just churning out facts. He's considerate of disabilities, which is very helpful in this small but very hilly city, and best of all has a great sense of humour. Highly recommended.
  • Isaac S
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    Excellent
    Very interesting and informative tour of Durham with a friendly and knowledgeable host. Absolutely loved it!
  • emmajA405FT
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    Nothing to fault
    Amazing depth of knowledge & a really friendly tour guide who clearly had a passion for his work! Highly recommend to anyone interested in the history & architecture of Durham. 10/10
  • ALEXANDERM4486
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    In-depth knowledge throughout
    Alex doesn't just know his stuff; he knows everybody's stuff from pre-Roman days to the present. Brilliant tour.
  • 260nigels
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    A truly great tour.
    This was the perfect tour. Informative, broad in subject, deep in knowledge and full of fascinating facts and anecdotes. The best part being the focus via the anthropological story of life in Durham. Great value, top class.
  • joseiskander
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    Such a good tour guide
    He showed me all the nice Durham history. It was really insighful and he was really good at answering all my questions. Thanks
  • dad935
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    A must do tour if visiting the area !!
    I recently moved up to the North East and had heard a lot about Durham City so i thought i would go see it for myself. Alex, was brilliant at explaining the historic details of the area in a simplistic and clear way. The weather was a bit temperamental to say the least but he changed the tour accordingly which was appreciated. In terms of value for money, i had seen equivalent tours on ABnB going for cheaper however given that Alex has qualifications in the subject and is passionate in the topic, I found the the tour overall to be informative, entertaining and extremely good value for money.
  • Jan K
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    Interesting and informative afternoon in Durham - we learned a lot.
    Alex is a very accommodating and knowledgeable guide and we spent a thoroughly enjoyable two and a half hours learning all about the history of Durham and its surrounds. A gentle stroll through the town enabled us to see and learn about the architecture, historical developments and key figures playing their roles in the story of the city. Alex is clearly an enthusiastic devotee of the cultural and spiritual life of the area which he imparts in a clear and friendly way. A highly recommended way to orient yourself in the city and its rich past.
  • saramB5865UQ
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    Great tour with a true historian
    I chose this tour for two reasons: (1) our guide would meet us at the train station entrance, and (2) my husband was working, and there was no 2-person minimum like other tours. I expected for our guide to point out a few sites, but I was blown away by his in-depth knowledge of the area. Alex's educational background is in political science and anthropology, and his passion for these fields of study as they relate to the history of the region was evident. He could answer any questions thrown his way, regardless of the era. And he was such a likable guy. We stopped by churches, bridges, notable pubs and hotels, the town market/square, the university (Castle)...Our tour was supposed to end at Durham Cathedral, but when Alex learned they were not giving guided tours that day, he stayed past the end time and guided us through the Cathedral as well. He even pointed out Harry Potter filming locations when he learned there were fans. Durham was lovely - a quintessential old English town. I would recommend a visit, and this tour especially, to anyone in the area.
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Randy
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Apr 2022
Wonderful half day tour of Durham with Alex. Started off near the train station which has a lovely view of the city and worked our way into and through the town. Alex was a great source of information about the area and the city itself including the cathedral.
Written May 13, 2022
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AlexanderIles
Thank you very much! I am very glad you enjoyed it!
Written May 14, 2022
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wrightdebra54
New Port Richey, FL11 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
I do extensive research on finding the right guide as we travel as I rely on a mobility scooter to get around. This can be quite a problem in many historical cities that are just not handicap accessible. I corresponded with quite a few different tour companies for our visit to Durham. I am so glad we booked a private tour with Alex's Iles Tours. Alex met us in the lobby of our hotel for our half day tour of the city and off we went. He was exceptional at explaining the importance of Durham and it's place in Britain's story. He is very knowledgeable and passionate about history. I had no problems as we made our way through the city to visit it's jewel, the Cathedral, with Alex teaching us about the city as we went. Once inside, he had planned the visit so I was able to use ramps to see all parts of the magnificent testament to faith. We then visited the Open Treasure exhibit within the Cathedral with it's outstanding collection of artifacts with Alex explaining their importance. The exhibit is very accessible with elevators available.
We had a wonderful day with Alex. He is just a lovely man. I wish we had booked more tours with him as he covers much of the North not just Durham and Newcastle.
Written October 31, 2018
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OtavaloHerewecome
Silver Spring, Maryland39 contributions
Aug 2019
We absolutely loved Durham. From the minute we got off the train, Alex pointed out interesting sites and gave us all of the history. We enjoyed every moment of it. The cathedral was incredible. Highly recommended.
Written August 26, 2019
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Product Overview: Durham City Half Day Tour

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Duration

240 minutes