Durham

Durham nightscape

A jewel in the spectacular North Eastern landscape, the city of Durham boasts many delights including a medieval castle, ancient university cobbled streets and, of course, a breathtaking Norman cathedral dubbed 'the best on planet Earth' by the celebrated writer Bill Bryson.

The city offers a unique blend of heritage and contemporary culture, superb shopping and a varied, vibrant nightlife, and hidden green spaces in which to take some tranquil time out.

Travel

How to get to Durham

Getting to Durham is easy. Find out the best way to get there from where you live.

Travel

Accommodation

Where to stay

Check out some special accommodation offers during LUMIERE.

Accommodation

Eating & Drinking

Places to eat and drink

Discover Durham's culinary delights and browse the festival special offers.

Eating & Drinking

Accessibility

Getting around LUMIERE

Information about road closures and accessing LUMIERE if you have limited mobility.

Accessibility

Top Tips

From the Artichoke team

Get the insider info on enjoying LUMIERE including what to wear and who to leave at home...

Top Tips

Things to do

Durham and the North East

Looking for things to do? Here's our pick of the cultural and heritage attractions in Durham and the North East.

Things to do