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The Weather in Durham
You can see our climate diagram above. In the next 6 months, July will have higher average temperatures. However, temperatures can go lower than 35° in Durham in January. The rainiest month is July while the driest month is September.
Take up a vacation rental in beautiful Durham
With over 1000 years of architecture, you are somewhat spoiled for choice with a vacation rental in the Northern English city of Durham.
Art and culture
If you want to learn more about this historic city the Durham Museum and Heritage Center is well worth checking out. Exhibitions and displays chart the history and development of Durham, going all the way back to how life was during Medieval times. One of its most interesting features is the full scale recreation of a Victorian prison cell, giving you an insight into how people were punished in the 19th Century.
Excursion destinations in the area
25 miles to the south of Durham is Walworth Castle, one of the most impressive stately homes in the area, which also is home to a falconry center where you can interact with a variety of birds of prey.
A mere 20 miles to the north of Durham is the city of Newcastle. The region's biggest city, with a strong industrial history, you can enjoy its sights and sounds and get a traditional warm Geordie welcome from its citizens. Situated on the banks of the River Tyne, Newcastle is known for its vibrant nightlife and landmarks such as the Gateshead Millennium Bridge.
The sights of Durham
Durham University Oriental Museum
Located within the world renowned Durham University is this museum brings together tens of thousands of artefacts from Asia and the Far East. The museum is an inexpensive and fascinating day out for all the family.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world's best examples of Norman architecture, this cathedral offers views of the town from its central tower. With over 1000 years of history, it also houses some of the oldest sets of printed books in the country.
Durham University Botanic Garden
Located to the south of the city are 25 acres of woodland, this garden offers plenty of color and is an ideal place to go for a stroll and take in the collections of plants that come from all around the world.
In between the cathedral and the castle is Palace Green, an area of grass that is surrounded by stunning architecture. Here, you can watch the world go by, enjoy a coffee or maybe join in a students' croquet match during the summer.
Supposedly one of the most haunted places in England, you visit this 14th Century castle for afternoon tea or a romantic, evening meal. Surrounded by wonderful scenery and overlooking the River Wear and Durham County Cricket Club, Lumley Castle is one of the region's highlights.
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