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FREE taster session with the Darlington Rock Choir

Ever wondered if there is a 'local ladies choir near me or nearby'? The local Darlington choir is run by vocal teacher Florence Glen. We have a great year lined up and we would like to invite you to join our choir and take part in the local Darlington and wider County Durham community... See more >
Northgate United Reformed Church, Northgate, Darlington DL1 1QU
Tue 25 Jun, Tue 2 Jul

An Evening Of Clairyovance with Karen Dawson - Chester le Street Town FC · Chester le Street

An Evening Of Clairyovance with Karen Dawson - Chester le Street Town FC · Chester le Street See more >
Chester Le Street Town FC, Moor Park House, Union Lane, Chester Moor, Chester Le Street, DH2 3BX
Thu 27 Jun

Fauré and His Pupils

The Durham Singers present their summer concert ‘Fauré and His Pupils’ to celebrate the centenary of the composer’s death, and his legacy, on Saturday 29 June 2024, 7.30pm, at St Brandon’s Church, Brancepeth, Durham... See more >
St Brandons Church, Brancepeth, Durham DH78DF DH7 8DF
Sat 29 Jun

FREE taster session with the Durham Rock Choir

If you have always wanted to join a choir locally, you can! The Durham Rock Choir is led by local vocal coach Rob Slater... See more >
Elvet Methodist Church, 8 Old Elvet, Durham DH1 3HL
Mon 1 Jul

Hilarity Bites presents Lauren Pattison & Tarot (Preview shows)

Hilarity Bites presents Lauren Pattison & Tarot (Preview shows) Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Forum in Darlington on July 3rd 2024: Hilarity Bites presents Lauren Pattison & Tarot (Preview shows) Show details: Lauren Pattison: Big Girl Pants (Preview) Two time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Lauren Pattison is back with the beginnings of a brand new show... See more >
The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG
Wed 3 Jul

Durham Brass Festival -Streets of Brass

Durham Brass Festival is a long-standing week-long celebration with events that takes place every year all around the county. There will be a variety of brass bands and musical groups playing amazing music for you. Over the weekend of the festival there will be a special 'Streets of Brass' event, which will be a particular highlight... See more >
Fri 5 Jul to Sat 13 Jul

Historic Haughton-le-Skerne Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

Historic Haughton-le-Skerne Gardens - Open Garden for NGS Enjoy a range of secluded gardens, ancient and modern, set in this historic village: tranquil spaces which combine dense planting with a variety of styles and structures. Plenty of seating to relax and enjoy your surroundings. Teas (2-5) at the Church Hall provided by and proceeds to St Andrews, the oldest church in Darlington... See more >
Historic Haughton-le-Skerne Gardens, Darlington DL1 2DD
Sat 6 Jul

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Nina Gilligan & Dave Johns

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Nina Gilligan & Dave Johns Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Forum in Darlington on July 6th 2024: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Nina Gilligan, Dave Johns, Seeta Wrightson, and host Danny Deegan Show details: Nina Gilligan - Chortle Best Club Comic 2023 - Winner. North West Comedian of the Year 2023 - Winner... See more >
The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG
Sat 6 Jul

Party In The Park

Get on your dancing shoes as our street bands take the party to Wharton Park. There's no need to book for this free event, just come along and join the party! See more >
Wharton Park Framwellgate Peth DH1 4JF
Sat 6 Jul

MG Car Display at Durham University Botanic Garden

The Durham MG & Classic Car Club was formed in 2001 for local car enthusiasts interested in MG cars, both classic and modern. This informal gathering will showcase cars representing models produced from the late 1940s through to the early 2000s... See more >
Botanic Garden, Durham University Hollingside Lane South Road Durham DH1 3TN
Sun 7 Jul

Five Nations Roller Derby Double Header

Durham Roller Derby is hosting the final games of Five Nations Tier 3 Women's North in a fantastic double header featuring Durham Roller Derby vs Auld Reekie Braw Stars and Dublin Be Grands vs Newcastle Whippin' Hinnies! It's all still to play for in Tier 3... who'll make it to playoffs this year?!... See more >
Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre DL5 4EH
Sun 7 Jul

Streets of Brass

The streets of Durham City come alive this July as eclectic and exciting street bands from the UK and beyond perform in Streets of Brass. There's no need to book for this free event, just show up and enjoy the music! See more >
Durham City Centre DH1
Sun 7 Jul

The Cory Band at Durham Brass Festival

Hailing from the Rhondda Valley in South Wales, UK, the Cory Band is a world-renowned musical group that has made a name for itself with its exceptional performances... See more >
Sun 7 Jul

Durham Miners Gala

Every year, more than 200,000 people march in Britain’s biggest celebration of trade union and community values – the Durham Miners’ Gala! It's a celebration of the County’s mining heritage and the past we inherit - but also, the future future we create... See more >
Market Place Durham DH1 3NJ
Sat 13 Jul

St Margaret's Allotments - Open Garden for NGS

St Margaret’s Allotments - Open Garden for NGS Five acres of over 100 allotments against the spectacular backdrop of Durham Cathedral. Enthusiastic gardeners, many using organic methods, cultivate plots which display a great variety of fruit, vegetables and flowers. One of the most attractive allotments-site anywhere... See more >
St Margaret’s Allotments, Durham City DH1 4QU
Sun 14 Jul
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Things to do around County Durham

If you're planning a day out in County Durham, this northernmost county in England offers a rich blend of history, natural beauty, and cultural attractions. Here are some delightful activities to consider:

1. Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle:
- Durham Cathedral, dating back to the 12th century, is a masterpiece of Romanesque and Gothic architecture. Marvel at its stunning design and explore the tombs of St. Cuthbert and the Venerable Bede. Don't miss the Chapel of the Nine Altars. While in Durham, visit Durham Castle, occupied by University College since 1840. Take a guided tour to explore its medieval great hall, Norman Chapel, and Tunstall Chapel with intricate carvings.

2. Barnard Castle:
- Despite its recent notoriety, Barnard Castle remains a top attraction in County Durham. Visit the Bowes Museum, home to the largest art collection in northern England. Explore the 12th-century Norman castle perched high on a rock overlooking the River Tees. Look for King Richard III's boar emblem carved into the castle wall.

3. North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and High Force Waterfall:
- Discover the rugged beauty of the North Pennines AONB. Enjoy scenic walks, rolling hills, and breathtaking landscapes. Don't miss the High Force Waterfall, one of England's most impressive waterfalls.

4. Beamish Museum:
- Step back in time at the Beamish Museum, an open-air living museum near Stanley. Explore historic buildings, ride vintage trams, and immerse yourself in the past. It's a fascinating glimpse into the region's industrial heritage.

5. Raby Castle:
- Visit Raby Castle, a medieval fortress surrounded by beautiful gardens and deer parks. Explore its grand rooms, learn about its history, and enjoy the picturesque setting. Don't miss the views from the castle's towers.

Remember, County Durham offers a mix of cultural landmarks, natural wonders, and historic sites – perfect for an enriching and memorable day out!