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Which city is better for a days visit Newcastle or Durham?

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Which city is better for a days visit Newcastle or Durham?

Hi guys which city out of these two would you recommend a days visit. In September myself and my girlfriend are getting the train to visit either these city's from Birmingham. Which city is best for historic buildings to visit, nice pubs or restaurants for a lovely dinner and maybe a bit of shopping for my girlfriend. I would love to do both city's but it may to much running around.

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1. Re: Which city is better for a days visit Newcastle or Durham?

Durham, without a doubt.

Very scenic, beautiful Cathedral and other lovely architecture, picturesque riverside, and a nicer, " small market town" feel, although it's a city!

Some nice independently run restaurants and very friendly people.

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Mondial

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3. Re: Which city is better for a days visit Newcastle or Durham?

Durham for historic buildings and jaw-dropping beauty. It's small but stunning.

Newcastle for amazing setting, great shopping, clubs, restaurants etc. Much bigger.

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4. Re: Which city is better for a days visit Newcastle or Durham?

You can't really compare the two. Durham's obviously much smaller, dominated by the world renowned cathedral, but has plenty of places to eat and shops for its size.

I think you'd be surprised by the architectural splendour of Newcastle - fine Georgian and early Victorian buildings; major shopping area and many dining options.

One's red and white, the other's black and white, but only 10 minutes separates them by train so you could visit both.

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6. Re: Which city is better for a days visit Newcastle or Durham?

Visit Durham, stay in Newcastle.

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7. Re: Which city is better for a days visit Newcastle or Durham?

I would choose Newcastle, for its genuineness, lack of tourists, superb setting on the Tyne, shopping, and Grey's Town.

I like Durham too, but Newcastle gets my vote.

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8. Re: Which city is better for a days visit Newcastle or Durham?

Er,

given the posting history and repetition, do you actually travel?

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