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Address: Durham, England

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The centre of the old city

Many of the main attractions are centred on this lovely green. It is lovely to just sit and enjoy the view in the sunshine or look at from the café if it is raining.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Anita H
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Many of the main attractions are centred on this lovely green. It is lovely to just sit and enjoy the view in the sunshine or look at from the café if it is raining.

Thank Anita H
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Surrounded on three sides by the Cathedral and outbuildings, this has to be one of the most gorgeous sights! On a sunny day you can sit there and watch the world go by or, more importantly, take in the wonderful architecture of the Cathedral and Castle (which are very near to each other).

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

This is a really picturesque area with the cathedral and its buildings on 3 sides and the castle behind the trees in the 4th side and a grassy area in the middle - beautiful on a sunny day

Thank SuBears
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

A lovely green space to sit back and be amazed of the stunning architectural designs of the castle and the cathedral. There are about two cafes onsite, which seems pretty decent. Tours of the castle are available, which I personally think is worth considering.

Thank Avidesh S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

This is a lovely place to sit and watch the world go by, surrounded by the majestic architecture of the cathedral and the castle and other lovely buildings

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

Palace Green is a large area of grass surrounded by the buildings of the historic centre of Durham. The Cathedral dominates one side and there is so much to see in it that you could spend a whole day there. Then, moving clockwise, there are university buildings with the Palace Green Library containing the Durham University Museum of Archaeology, the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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