8 days in County Durham Itinerary

8 days in County Durham Itinerary

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Darlington
— 2 nights
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Durham
— 5 nights

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Darlington

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Darlington is a large market town in County Durham, in North East England. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St Mary the Virgin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jervaulx Abbey, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Bannatyne Health Club & Spa - Darlington. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around South Park, take an in-depth tour of Green Howards Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Agatha's Church, and finally appreciate the history behind The Obelisk.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Darlington trip itinerary planner.

London to Darlington is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Darlington are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Wed) before leaving for Durham.

Things to do in Darlington

Historic Sites · Spas · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
South Park
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Religious Site
Jervaulx Abbey
4.5

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Durham

Durham ©
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Take a break from the city and head to Durham Heritage Coast and Seaham Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Oriental Museum and Ushaw Historic House, Chapels & Gardens. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durham: Portinscale (Keswick Extreme Outdoor Activities & Alpacaly Ever After), Long Meg and her Daughters (in Penrith) and Allout Adventures (in Hexham). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Inkerman Beehive Coke Ovens, pause for some serene contemplation at Durham Cathedral, and take in the pleasant sights at Durham Riverside Walk.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Durham trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Darlington to Durham by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Durham

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Oriental Museum
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