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Xmas in Durham

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Xmas in Durham

Hi

We've booked a stay for five nights in the Radisson over Xmas itself.

Any suggestions/tips very welcome. Obviously the Cathedral, The Castle (if it is open over Xmas?) and relaxing in our room and pool (hopefully, it is open most days).

We are coming by train so I imagine we cannot really venture much outside the City by public transport given the Bank Holidays, weather, etc, but it would be nice to do a day trip if the weather is ok and trains/buses are available.

I like real ale - preferably in quiteish historic pubs. Any folk music type places? Hidden architectural gems? Recommended restaurants?

Many thanks for your time.

Philip

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11. Re: Xmas in Durham

Well, had an enjoyable trip, marred slightly by a cold for some of the time. Thanks for your tips here. Huge breakfast in hotel kept us going for rest of day! Enjoyed Ye Old Elm Tree, but did not make it to The Shakespeare and Victoria Inn unfortunately. Both the 'Spoons were excellent also. Head of Steam had impressive range of beers. Vennel's was a nice cafe in a historic building.

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12. Re: Xmas in Durham

Hello zchug

Thank you for coming back on the forum & sharing your review.

Alan :)

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