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County Durham

County in England

County Durham is a sea-facing county of vivid contrasts, from the high cliffs of its Heritage coastline and its bleak, rugged moors, to smooth, inland valleys and a city steeped in political history.

County Durham was once the territory of the Prince Bishops of Durham, medieval church leaders endowed with far-reaching powers. Durham Cathedral, founded in 995, is a superb reminder of the age of these implicit rulers. It is one of the finest examples of cathedral architecture in the world, and holds the tombs of St Cuthbert and the Venerable Bede. Durham Castle was built to house the Prince Bishops in suitable refinement. In 1837 the last Prince Bishop granted the castle to Durham University and it now serves as a residence for students.

With stone-walled fields, wide moors, areas of unspoilt natural beauty and exquisitely-preserved historic buildings, there is much to discover in County Durham. Use the links below for more information on the county. Alternatively, try searching for a district, town or parish within County Durham.

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Welcome to County Durham a local part of our national directory website...

See all that’s happening locally in Co Durham with our local pages featuring... local scene pictures and a free local business directory for all traders and businesses...

See local sports & leisure clubs • local organisations • local hotels and restaurants • holiday travel services • online retailers • local service providers and many more....

All local directory listings are promoted nationally but primarily the local directory listings are focused for here in Co Durham and the local surounding area and can be viewed by using the easy page content buttons shown above... why not explore our Co Durham pages to see and find out more...

In today’s spotlight - See our local scene pictures...

It's often said "a picture paints a thousand words” and our fascinating local scene pictures of County Durham can't fail to interest those of all ages with most kindly provided by local photographers... 

Why not upload your favourite local scene pictures for others to see and enjoy!

Is your business listed in our Co Durham local business directory?

Why not look to see now...

It takes just seconds and with an astonishing 40 million UK visitors we genuinely help to promote local traders - online retailers and new enterprise websites on both a local and national scale - the best part is... It's completely free and super easy!

To make sure you're not missing out simply see the Co Durham local business directory button found at the top of the page above

Looking for lost friends & family... why not try our free genealogy notice board?

– Posted Thursday, April 30, 2020

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