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Durham is a historic city - and the history around Palace Green is eye-popping

Palace Green has changed. Gone the sleepy and rather untidy University feel, it's a nice bit of... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Durham, United Kingdom
Dramatic setting for anywhere you go in Durham

Going to the Cathedral or the Castle takes you through the Palace Green, which is quite pretty, and... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Palace Green has changed. Gone the sleepy and rather untidy University feel, it's a nice bit of greenery (extremely flat), surrounded by the ancient cathedral and castle at opposite ends, and buildings of various ages of heritage in between. Both cathedral and castle are excellent...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

Going to the Cathedral or the Castle takes you through the Palace Green, which is quite pretty, and provides a visitor's first awe-inspiring unobstructed view of Durham Cathedral. The Cathedral is on one side, the Library on another, and the Castle on a third.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank aflynn33
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

The Palace Green is steeped in history, with the cathedral,the castle, a library belonging to the university, a cafe, where you can sit outside and people watch. Lovely grasses area, there was lovely geraniums in flower beds. Very busy with tourists wandering around.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sandrac58
Reviewed 30 September 2018

The Palace Green is surrounded by history - the Castle, the Cathedral, the Library (with its exhibitions) ...

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rick_Yvanovich
Reviewed 20 September 2018

With the Cathedral to the north, the Castle to the south, Palace Green Library to the west and lecture rooms and a cafeteria to the east, Palace Green is really the heart of the City on the peninsula created by the incision of the River...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mgsnorwich
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Our treasure hunt was focussed around the market place and Palace Green. This is a superb space. There were tourists, picnickers, lovers, even someone reading a novel in fabulous surroundings. A lovely place to spend some time.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dr_Waugh
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Palace Green is an open area in front of Durham cathedral surrounded by ancient buildings. The flower display outside one of the buildings is amazing. Unfortunately there are no seats around the Green to be able to sit and rest.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Pam G
Reviewed 23 July 2018

A beautiful area with old buildings so photogenic. Near cathedral and castle so a main sight, Also have a good tea shop.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Angela M
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Well manicured lawn and beautiful planted exhibits. Friendly and welcoming space in front of the cathedral. Good place to enjoy a rest and people watching

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Grandmasticks
Reviewed 18 May 2018

Palace green is between the Durham Castle & the historic Durham cathedral. Well maintained & beautiful gardens with lovely flowers.The flowers had just started to bloom. A very pretty sight.Good for photographs.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank DilrukshiH
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