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Old Durham Gardens

Durham DH1 2RY, England
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Friendly welcome at this fascinating piece of garden history

We had made a special effort to walk out to the gardens along the river bank and timed our arrival... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2018
Polyolbion A
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Stumbled across this little gem by accident. Definitely returning on one of the open days.

Stumbled across this little gem by accident. One of the Friends of the garden was there taking a... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
marytomtom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Durham DH1 2RY, England
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

We had made a special effort to walk out to the gardens along the river bank and timed our arrival for one of the periods when the walled garden section was open. The volunteers here were friendly, knowledgeable and offered visitors a cup of tea...More

1  Thank Polyolbion A
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Stumbled across this little gem by accident. One of the Friends of the garden was there taking a delivery of plants ...couldn't have been more welcoming opening up the place for us and giving us info about the garden. Can't wait to return when they...More

2  Thank marytomtom
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

Lovely, long-established gardens although you need transport to reach them.From time to time there are Open Days.

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Reviewed 25 April 2016

What a little hidden gem! Such a peaceful garden to visit and you can join in too if you fancy volunteering some time and doing a spot of gardening. Very knowledgeable volunteers on hand to explain the history of these lovely gardens and what a...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2016

Have been to Durham many times and wanted to visit here after passing on my bike. Went on Sunday with wife and kids as part of riverside walk. Interesting and relaxing place lots of work been done and on going. Friendly staff explaining the history...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2016

Old Durham Gardens are a short walk from Houghall and are well worth a visit. The gardens are very well maintained by enthusiastic volunteers. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and you can visit the gardens free of charge.

1  Thank Melanie545
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Reviewed 14 September 2015

We visited on heritage open day sunday when there was music and dancing and delicious homemade cakes on sale! It is a beautiful tranquil place with stunning views of the cathedral and castle All credit to the volunteers for their dedication and hard work.

1  Thank JFTOOOO
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Reviewed 30 July 2015

Another great place to visit in Durham and is free of charge. It is a short walk from Maiden Castle of the river. Beautifully maintained by local volunteers.

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Reviewed 19 May 2015

Have visited several times. It's a little off the beaten track but well worth making the effort. The Gardens can easily be reached on foot from the City centre by following the riverside path, enjoying the splendid views of the Cathedral along the way, or...More

2  Thank Colin055
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