Durham City History Pages

Durham Cathedral and castle from Leazes Road, Gilesgate

Durham City History

The Durham City history pages cover the little cathedral city of Durham, which is surrounded on three sides by the River Wear. Durham City plays host to Durham University, which occupies the castle that faces out towards the Cathedral across Palace Green. These pages explore the origins of Durham and the surrounding parts of the city that include Gilesgate and Framwellgate Moor, Neville’s Cross and Crossgate Moor.

County Durham History Pages 

Durham City History Pages

Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral

Castle keep Durham.

Durham Castle and Palace Green

Old Durham Farm and Durham Cathedral

Old Durham : Durham Origins

Souter Peth (left) and Saddler Street (right)

Durham Market Place area

Elvet Bridge

Elvet and Shincliffe

Gilesgate, Durham


Framwellgate Bridge

Neville’s Cross, Framwellgate to Finchale


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