United Kingdom
Durham

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  • Day8

    Durham

    December 26, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Left the coast and drove west to Durham. The River Wear loops around the Romanesque Durham Cathedral and Norman Durham Castle. North of the castle, 13th-century, medieval Crook Hall is home to gardens and a maze. South of the river, Durham University offers a Botanic Garden.

  • Day8

    Durham Cathedral

    December 26, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Durham Cathedral is one of the great buildings of Europe. Set grandly on a rocky promontory next to the Castle with the medieval city huddled below and the river sweeping round, the profile of the World Heritage Site is instantly recognizable to people travelling up and down the East Coast Main Line.

  • Day2

    Durham

    October 4 in the United Kingdom

    Gegen Mittag geht die Fahrt weiter nach Durham. Hier geniessen wir bei strahlendem Sonnenschein unser Lunch auf der Terrasse eines der zahlreichen kleinen Cafes in der berühmten Saddler Street.
    Danach geht's zum Shoppen in den University Bookstore.
    Den ach so berühmten Senfladen von Mrs Mustard haben wir leider nicht gefunden. Dafür waren wir in der Market Hall, hier gab's aber leider nur Ramsch.

  • Day2

    Durham Cathedral

    October 4 in the United Kingdom

    Nach dem Lunch besuchen wir die Durham Cathedral. Die liegt super schön gelegen inmitten des Campus. Die Anlage strahlt Ruhe aus. Studenten sitzen auf der Wiese vor der Bibliothek in der Sonne. So können wir etwas Campus Luft schnuppern, bevor wir in die eindrucksvolle Kathedrale gehen.

  • Day10

    Day 10: Good Friday Service

    April 14, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Woke up and straight off to Durham cathedral. We left at 9 am thinking it would give us haps of time to get there for a 12pm service. We had to take the motorway but because it was Easter Friday everyone was heading north for the Easter break and there was a portion of road about 30mi long where we were down to stop start. Frustrating to say the least. We considered getting off but realised this was still likely to be the fastest, even given the traffic, and thankfully, everyone cleared off towards the Pennines.

    We ended up arriving a bit after 11am, so it took us an extra half an hour than expected. Then the car told us to go a way we couldn't so I drove around a little and tried to get back to the road it wanted us to take, but on the other side of the bollard. Turns out, it was the parking for the cathedral and there was barely anyone parked there. Win!

    We wandered in a bit after 1130, thinking we were late. So we sat down, and kind of got pushed towards the front. Oops!! Anyway, the service started and the chorus was amazing!! They also did a passage in song form, which was really cool, and all of them really, there voices were silencing.

    The rest did not have as much pomp and ceremony as we expected. At one point they brought in a wooden cross in order to be able to visualise an actual cross when thinking about jess dying. And people had a chance to go up and kneel at the base of the cross for a second.

    It was actually super morbid, some of the sentences and everything.

    Also, somehow, the church was heated. Alison and faj left at some point, I think mum was hot or something. Anyway, David and I decided we were also done, so we bailed too.

    So we bailed and left Durham behind.

    We drove home and David decided to get dropped off while we were talking about going somewhere else. So we dropped him and swapped drivers cos I was done for the day!, and headed off to see the Five Lochs. We got lost and twisted around and ended up deciding to go to York. We drove into town and parked near the tower. We walked up the steps but then realised you had to pay, and we weren't really feeling it, so we decided to go back down and wander through town. Sadly the Viking thing was much bigger/longer than we really had, so we kept walking and eventually wandered into the burrow or slums or shantys or something similar...Alison will remember and I will have to ask her! All very old buildings, all leaning at odd angles. Was really cool! We got a wallet for the 'kick' fund, or bucket, which was easier than trying to pay out of a box! And we were following some signs for a chocolate shop. We found one but it was quite busy so we went to the fudge shop instead! Although we ate some later, and it wasn't as good.

    Home and met David who had updated his correspondence and we had home cooked pork and leak for dinner. Other than the cream n the sauce being extremely thick, it was pretty good!
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Durham, Dūnholm, درم, Горад Дарэм, Дърам, دورهام, דרהאם, Դարհեմ, MME, ダラム, 더럼, Dunelmum, Daramas, Дарем, Дарам, เดอรัม, ڈرہم، انگلستان, 對衡, 達拉謨

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