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What to do in Durham - here's my culture–packed weekend itinerary

You are about to find out what to do in Durham to have a culture packed weekend in this majestic county.

The culture of County Durham calls you from every corner to explore its rich and varied offerings. This culture packed weekend itinerary will take you to a mix of many well-known cultural hot spots and guide you to some hidden gems. Discover secrets that weave their way throughout the historic culture of this majestic county of Durham.

It is easy to see why Durham is a finalist of city of culture 2025. It is bursting with amazing offerings to support its bid and ultimately secure the winning title of City of Culture 2025.

In this itinerary you will travel across the county uncovering an historic landmark in Bishop Aukland to an arts and culture-rich French chateau in the historic town of Barnard castle. You will walk in magical movie spots and embrace the heights of an ancient cathedral tower.

Your overnight stays will be varied to replicate the varied culture of County Durham. You will sleep in a hotel nestled in a hidden hamlet with all the luxury of a county mansion and a modern eclectic Inn with themed rooms and private dining pods. Taste food that is fresh, locally sourced and cooked to the highest standards. If you fancy afternoon drinks in possibly the Wolds smallest Gin bar then read on, this jam-packed itinerary will squeeze in a quick visit and an even quicker gin. Pack your bag, jump in the car and let’s head to our first destination to find out what to do in Durham for a culture – packed weekend itinerary.

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