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Durham city walk

A guided walk delving into the history of Durham

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

Join local history buff David Butler to explore Durham's captivating history, from its Anglo-Saxon origins onwards. The walk will take you around the city centre, before returning to Crook Hall Gardens. Approximately 2 miles/3.2km.

Free - donations welcome. There's no need to book, but places are very limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Times

The basics

Suitability

Children welcome, must be accompanied by an adult.

Meeting point

Meet at the admissions hut by the entrance.

What to bring and wear

Please wear sensible footwear and weather-appropriate clothing.

Accessibility

The route includes four flights of steps and a steep slope, plus five road crossings.

Other

This walk lasts approximately 2 1/4 hours. Maximum stay in our car park is usually 3 hours. If you'd like to stay longer to visit the gardens or café before or after the walk, please leave your registration number at the admissions desk.

Upcoming events

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Garden tours: history and literary links 

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on
24 Apr to 30 Oct 2024
at
11:00 to 12:00
+ 27 other dates or times
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on
26 Apr to 1 Nov 2024
at
11:00 to 12:30
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Durham City in Blossom 2024: Blossom picnic weekend 

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on
11 May to 12 May 2024
at
11:00 to 14:00
+ 1 other date or time
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Durham City in Blossom 2024: Blossom bathing at Botanic Garden, Durham 

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on
14 May 2024
at
10:00 to 12:00