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Telephone code: 0191
Postcode: DH1
Population: 43000
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Depending on the part of Durham you plan to visit, parking near the prison is often easier and cheaper than in the town centre. It is not far to walk from there to the castle or the cathedral but it is hilly so be prepared - Denise

For a spectacular view overlooking the city of Durham, drive up Gilesgate, just outside the city and look for a parking space at the side of the road there are no restrictions and spaces are often available late afternoon. Walk down the hill back towards Durham and the bypass. Before reaching the footbridge, take a footpath on your left and follow it all the way down to the bottom. It brings you out on the riverbank from where you will get a magnificent view of the castle and cathedral late in the day the sun will be setting on the left so the buildings reflect the light - Denise

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