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Welcome to Discover Durham ‐ the official groups and travel trade website

Only a few hours from London, Durham offers the essence of England. With ancient castles to England’s largest waterfall, a world heritage site and award winning attractions, if your tours are looking for a unique experience then our region has everything that you need. 

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  • A first point of call for help and advice on visiting Durham
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  • Helping you find that unique experience for your group tours
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The Future of Auckland Castle

Of the North East’s many historic buildings, Auckland Castle stands alone as the only palace of outstanding historic and architectural value.  This autumn, the Castle located in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, will begin the next chapter in its illustrious 900-year history. In order to allow for major restoration works to take place, the Castle will close to daily visits from 30 September 2016.

‘Kynren – An Epic-tale of England’ wraps up an incredible first season

 ‘Kynren – An Epic-tale of England’ - presented by Eleven Arches - wraps up its incredible first season with an emotional standing ovation 
** 15 performances, including an extra show added due to popular demand **
**Over 100,000 tickets sold**
**96% of TripAdvisor reviews ‘excellent’ or ‘very good’**

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