The Mining Past of Durham
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The Mining Past of Durham

For centuries, the character of our area has been dominated by mining. Looking around the county, you can see remnants of the mining past and artefacts such as the safes in buildings which the pitmen were paid. If you look at the place names of villages surrounding Durham, these names are indicative of mining, such as Easington…
A Crafty Christmas Market
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A Crafty Christmas Market

Durham Christmas Festival is an annual event held every December and features traders and entertainers from the North East. The festival was spread across the city centre, with the festivities focused in and around the Cathedral and Castle- two World Heritage Sites. It’s a fantastic day out and an opportunity to do some…
The Ginormous Turkey
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The Ginormous Turkey

Oddly, Durham was the place I first had Thanksgiving. I have no American roots and only a vague idea about the origins of Thanksgiving. But for the second time in two years, I settled down to a very large meal among a very large number of friends on the fourth Thursday of November and was incredibly thankful for it. I was mainly…
Top Tips for Lumiere 2017
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Top Tips for Lumiere 2017

The long-awaited Lumiere has finally landed in Durham for 4 days only! From 16th November – 19th November, our little city will be lit up with some of the best light installations from around the world. If you want to make the most of this bi-annual spectacle, keep reading for some of my top tips after visiting the festival on…