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Botanic Gardens

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Despite belonging to the University, primarily for teaching and research, the Botanic Garden is a very popular spot for families and those seeking a bit of greenery away from Durham’s cobbled streets. The gardens are surprisingly spacious – 22 acres – and incorporate a steamy tropical house, a cactus house filled with fluttering butterflies and insects, and a wild meadow, dotted with sheep.

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How much?

Adult £4, children £1.50, under 5s free. Annual season tickets also available.


March–Oct daily 10am–5pm, Nov–Feb daily 10am–4pm; closed Christmas and New Year.

How do I get there?

Hollingside Lane Durham DH1 3TN
Durham, County Durham
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