Last weekend, I had a bloody lovely time in Durham for a city break. Short, but sweet, I was pleasantly surprised by the prettiness of Durham, despite it being the Miner’s Gala weekend (Messy af). Here are a few pictures to show why you should take a city break in Durham.
Firstly, look at the streets! Imagine York but a little bit smaller. Durham’s city centre is actually tiny. It’s filled with lots of cobbled, windy streets and often has little paths veering off to little courtyards with local independent shops. You’ll find all sorts of tiny tearooms and eateries – it’s bloomin’ lovely!
The people are also super friendly, making it a really homely little part of the world. Probably somewhere I would ‘settle down’, despite how much I despise the thought of that.
We firstly took a trip to the cathedral. A trip to the cathedral is pretty much standard on any city break in Durham. Just as an FYI, they don’t like you taking pictures inside, so don’t do that. The cathedral has a combination of various architectural styles throughout, from Gothic to Roman, as it’s hella old.
It’s also huge. It’ll take you a good while to make it round the whole thing. You can also find the Magna Carta at the moment housed in Durham cathedral which is pretty sweet.
Also did I mention that part of Harry Potter was filmed in Durham cathedral? That first cheeky quidditch scene, when they hold their brooms for the first time, was filmed here.
Despite it being a messy weekend in Durham (e.g. Miner’s Gala), which to be honest I kind of love, it’s still a super quaint place to visit for a city break.
I also Jezza Corbyn’s head float past a hedge and bought a fair few books. Which was good.
We also made a stop to the botanical gardens, which was also very cute and nice to wander around.
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