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May events

Join our choir in Durham for a FREE taster session

Join our choir in Durham for a FREE taster session If you have always wanted to join a choir locally, you can! The Durham Rock Choir is led by choir leader Rob..... See more >
Elvet Methodist Church, 8 Old Elvet, Durham DH1 3HL
Mon 22 Apr, Mon 13 May, Mon 20 May, Mon 10 Jun, Mon 17 Jun

FREE taster session with the Darlington Rock Choir

FREE taster session with the Darlington Rock Choir Are you looking to find a choir? The Darlington Rock Choir is led by local musician Florence Glen... See more >
Northgate United Reformed Church, Northgate, Darlington DL1 1QU
Tue 23 Apr, Tue 30 Apr, and more dates until Tue 11 Jun

OMG Stunts - Spennymoor

OMG Stunts - Spennymoor Are you ready for a world class show like you have never seen before? In our sensational new show OMG Stunts, you will..... See more >
Circus Site DL16 7RS
Tue 30 Apr to Mon 6 May

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Michael Fabbri & Alfie Joey

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Michael Fabbri & Alfie Joey Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Forum in Darlington on May 4th 2024: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat... See more >
The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG
Sat 4 May

Eaglescliffe Vegan Fair

Eaglescliffe Vegan Fair will be taking place at Egglescliffe Community Centre on Saturday 4th May 2024 all to raise... See more >
Egglescliffe Community Centre, Eaglescliffe TS16 0EH
Sat 4 May

FREE taster session with the Chester le Street Rock Choir

FREE taster session with the Chester le Street Rock Choir Are you looking to learn to sing? The local Chester le Street choir is run by singing teacher Rob Slater... See more >
Cornerstones Centre for the Community, North Burns, Chester le Street, Durham DH3 3TF
Tue 7 May, Tue 14 May, and more dates until Tue 2 Jul

Hilarity Bitesize New Act & New Material Night, with George Zach

Hilarity Bitesize New Act & New Material Night, with George Zach Coming to Hilarity Bites at Steam Machine Brewing Co. in Newton Aycliffe on May 16th 2024: Hilarity Bitesize New Act..... See more >
Steam Machine Brewing Co 26 Northfield Way Newton Aycliffe DL5 6UF
Thu 16 May

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Rob Rouse & Matthew McAloone

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat. Rob Rouse & Matthew McAloone Coming to Hilarity Bites at Bishop Auckland Town Hall on May 17th 2024: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club feat... See more >
Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP
Fri 17 May

Cliffecon

A family comic con style event with special guests, traders, attractions and more! See more >
Oak Leaf Sports Complex Newton Aycliffe Co Durham DL5 6QZ
Sat 18 May

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!