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Address: Durham, England

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Nice until it rains

The sites around the Green as so diverse that this is a great gathering site if your party splits up. Two gift shops, two cafes, the cathedral, tours of the castle and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sites around the Green as so diverse that this is a great gathering site if your party splits up. Two gift shops, two cafes, the cathedral, tours of the castle and the library, too many and too diverse to keep a group together. There are a few benches the grass is lush and green and there are things to... More 

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Fuerteventura
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most of the buildings around the Palace Green are very attractive, and there is the magnificent cathedral itself and the entrance to the castle. The square, or green, is quite plain and the grass was yellow. Much more could be made of it. It could do with creative landscaping with flowers, though there was nice display with the cross of... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

you have an amazing veiw of both the cathedral and castle, a great way to people watch. there is so much to see all leading from the green and when you get hungery a load of choice.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

We enjoyed outdoor refreshments after our memorable Cathedral visit. Unfortunately to visit the Castle you need to buy tour tickets.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Palace Green takes you to the Cathedral, the museum and down to the river walk. Close to cafes, the university and everything else.

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durham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Loved it. Not a lot there and Durham city is quite small. Some lovely cafés. Could do with more curiosity or craft type shops to make it interesting.

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Glasgow, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

It was graduation time when we visited so there was a large marquee covering most of the green. There are toilets available. near the toilets you will find a red telephone box and a lovely old Victorian post box .

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

The Green itself was currently covered in marquees from the University Graduation ceremonies. However it is usually attractive. There are various places to visit on the perimeter where the Library housing an exhibition on the Somme 1916 is currently on.

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Thank Catherine N
Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Always come up here with my niece just to relax and walk round. is a beautiful area of Durham with the cathedral and castle, along with some beautiful university buildings. would certainly recommend walking along the end of saddler street as well leading down to the river. I really relaxing especially on a hot day! as you turn off into... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

Lovely spot for a picnic or to stop and enjoy one of the cafes around the outskirts of the green. The university do use it occasionally for events so sometimes you will find a marquee on the green instead though.

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