The medieval city of Durham welcomes visitors from across the globe, drawn by its Romanesque cathedral and 11th-century castle. In addition to the stunning architecture of the castle and cathedral, the city possesses many historic buildings along its ancient streets. Crook Hall, two miles from these new homes in Durham, dates back to the 13th century and is surrounded by five acres of themed gardens. Further afield, Aukland Castle and Deer Park, nine miles away, Barnard Castle, 23 miles away and Beamish Museum, 11 miles away are all popular destinations with visitors.
Cultural highlights include the Gala Theatre and Cinema on Millennium Place, which presents a comprehensive programme of live comedy, music, drama and family entertainment, as well as independent and mainstream movies, and the Lumiere festival, which bathes the city centre in colour by way of a collection of light installations and takes place every two years.
For sports enthusiasts, Freeman’s Quay Leisure Centre and Durham City Golf Club, are both around 10 minutes by car from The Green. The area also has active rowing, football, archery, rugby and cricket clubs.