Durham Tourism

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Durham (/ˈdʌrəm/, locally /ˈdɜːrəm/) is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. The city lies on the River Wear, to the west of Sunderland, south of Newcastle upon Tyne and to the north of Darlington. Founded over the final resting place of St Cuthbert, its Norman cathedral became a centre of pilgrimage in medieval England. The cathedral and adjacent 11th-century castle were designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986. The castle has been the home of Durham University since 1832. HM Prison Durham is also located close to the city centre.

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Durham is best known for its Norman cathedral and 11thcentury castle; both of these buildings have been UNESCO World Heritage sites since 1986. Durham has a vibrant student population and some exquisite natural beauty to ensure you unwind and feel in touch with nature.

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Facts and Stats for Durham*

  • Pollution Statistics in Durham

    Know the pollution level of Durham before you plan your visit.

    • Water Pollution 10 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 40 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 10 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 15 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 5 (Very Low)
  • Durham: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Durham for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Durham.

    • Burglary and Theft 23.08 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 15.38 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 11.54 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 7.69 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 17.31 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 26.92 (Low)
    • Drug offense 30.77 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 80.77 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 34.62 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 17.31 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
  • Living in Durham - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 80.35 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 85.58 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 8.28 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 94.44 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.84 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Durham

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Durham

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.05 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.75 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 75.3 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 71.7 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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