Dramatic County Durham

Discover the wonder of County Durham’s sacred heritage.

Take a weekend break and visit a county rich in pilgrim trails, with over 1,400 years of church history to explore.

One of the finest surviving examples of Romanesque architecture is Durham Cathedral, with its breathtaking vaulted ceiling soaring skywards like the choristers voices. Or, step back to the 7th century and be spellbound by the craftsmanship of Saxon stonemasons who built their tiny church at Escomb.

Every church has a story to tell.

County Durham churches on our map.

Search our map for beautiful churches to visit and wonderful stories to discover across the county.


Dramatic County Durham


Durham Cathedral

The finest examples of Romanesque architecture in Europe, renowned for its spectacular location in the heart of the Durham.

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This is Durham

Durham is an amazing county in northeast England, just three hours by train from London, and less than two from Edinburgh.


Northern Saints Trails

Based on ancient pilgrim routes, at the ‘Christian Crossroads of the British Isles’ and bringing the fascinating stories of the region’s Saints to life against a backdrop of the very best attractions, landscapes, places to eat

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