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If you can, arrive into Durham by train: pulling into the station from the south, the majestic Norman cathedral looms into view, soaring high above the huddle of terraced miners cottages at its foot. Situated in the north-east of England, 15 miles south of Newcastle upon Tyne, the city has long been a revered seat of learning – the university here is the third oldest in England. Boasting a heady mix of town and gown populace, Durham has plenty of places to stay, eat and drink, a couple of worthwhile museums, and a beautiful wooded riverscape, perfect for a peaceful stroll or boat trip.

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The cathedral alone is worth the trip, and its old centre is one of England's best preserved.
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