Travelling is one of life’s greatest pleasures, and it’s an activity that can be enjoyed by anyone from any walk of life! Although 82% of millennials travelled last year, compared with 75% of all other generations, packing a bag and setting off to explore a foreign area is a great decision that should be made by someone of any age.
The act of travelling is a promising one, and if you don’t already have a travel bucket list at the forefront of your mind, or written down on a sacred piece of paper, you’re seriously missing out…
When the world is your oyster – and you can quite literally go anywhere – go to Durham. Here are 5 reasons why visiting Durham should be on your travel bucket list.
1. It’s breathtakingly beautiful
For those of you that aren’t already aware, Durham is located in the North East of England (south of the popular party city Newcastle upon Tyne) and holds much in the way of beautiful sights to take in.
If you’re a fan of a daytime stroll, the River Wear stretches 96km, rises through the Pennines and flows through County Durham. It makes for a truly picturesque stroll, and as you walk you can take in other stunning sights such as Durham’s Castle.
2. It has a brilliant nightlife scene
About 2 billion people across the world consume alcoholic drinks, but you don’t have to be one of them in order to appreciate the buzzing nightlife associated with Durham. The city has invested a lot of money into its bars, clubs, and restaurants, meaning you’ll be spoilt for choice when you come to visit.
This point is perhaps best suited to those who are planning to travel with their partner or friends, but keep reading on to find out why it’s a great city to explore with your children…
3. It’s fun for all of the family
A huge advantage tied to visiting Durham comes in the form of fantastic attractions suited to all of the family! If you have your children in tow, look out for exciting places to go like Diggerland (a theme park where you can drive real diggers!) and Beamish Museum (where you can explore the streets of 20th-century North East England).
4. It has a great train station
Sometimes, one of the most frustrating parts of travelling is the… well, travelling part. Lucky for you, Durham has a fantastic train station that’s very accessible from other areas of the United Kingdom. With car parking available and excellent bus/travel links, you’ll feel as free as a bird.
When the time comes to actually plan your trip, look for national rail tickets and get organised in the way of journey times and train tickets.
5. It has a stunning coastline
Durham is one of the very few cities with its own coastline – and it’s not just ‘any’ coastline. World renowned and award0winning for its rare plants and wildlife, this 14km coastline makes for a great spot to visit regardless of whether you’re with your partner, friends, or even on your own.