Recently, my Nana moved to the north east of England which means that I will a) get to see her a lot more and b) I get to share my love for the north east with her.
To kick things off, I figured a day out in Durham was in order. I don’t need much of an excuse to pop on the train and head over to my closest city and I love showing people around. It’s small enough that you can comfortably do most of it in a day but stupidly picturesque .
Our first stop was the viewing platform just outside of the station. It shows a lot of the city looking perdy is a nice way of getting your bearings before you head into Durham itself. You can point out some of the places you’ll be heading to over the course of the day and quickly remind yourself of the best way to navigate from a birds eye perspective. Win-win.
We headed down the hill and straight for a coffee, before wandering across the bridge and into a shop or two. Not much was bought, but plenty lusted over before our stomachs demanded our attention. After a little indecision, we decided on Bill’s – you guys will have to wait until next week to find out all about that though! A little while later, satisfied and ready to explore, we decided to take a look around the cathedral.
We lost quite a bit of time in there, wandering in wonder at the sheer artistic prowess of the building. You can’t take pictures inside but if you are in Durham, you should check it out. It’s seriously impressive.
Taking one of the many small cuts in the city, we headed down for a little wander by the river. My nana is quite the artist so we took plenty of photo breaks so she could whip something up at a later date. I can’t wait to see what she does with them!
All too soon, it was time to catch the train home for dinner with my folks but not before promises were made for a swift return and suggestions offered for our next day out. Watch this space guys, I have a feeling my Nana and I will be doing some more exploration over summer, which is sure to make it’s way to this corner of the internet.
What’s your favourite thing to do in Durham?