Hola amigos, ¿Pensando en las vacaciones de verano?, pues aquí podéis leer una nueva sugerencia sobre viajes. DURHAM es una ciudad medieval situada en el noreste de Inglaterra.
Durham / Orgullo del Norte.
(The name of this city must be pronunced "daram")
El nombre de esta ciudad se debe pronunciar "daram".
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*Durham is one of the most beautiful cities in England. All the city centre is a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE.
*Durham Cathedral and Castle are magnificent!
*The River Wear with its tree-lined banks, the medieval cobbled streets, the splendid courtyards and the ancient bridges have enchanted people for hundreds of years when they have visited Durham.
It is said that a milkmaid guided a group of monks to the place where they built a shrine for the body of St. Cuthbert in 995 AD. Pilgrims have visited the shrine for over thousand years.
The name Durham comes from the old English "dun" which means hill and from the old Norse "holme" which means island.
William the Conqueror built Durham Castle in the 11th century to defend England against the Scots.
Other interesting things to visit are Crook Hall with its marvellous gardens, including the Secret Garden; relaxing cruises down the river; and the many picturesque paths out of the city to the Durham Dales and the North Pennines.
West of Durham there is the High Force Wasterfall, where the River Tees suddenly drops 21metres.
** Durham is easy to visit by air, train and road. It is on the main road and rail routes between London and Edinburgh. Durham is on the A1 motorway and frequent trains take less than 3 hours from London.
** The nearest airports are the Newcastle & Teeside Airports -about 30 minutes by ar from Durham.
** Durham Tourist Information Centre, 2 Millennnium Place, Durham, DH1 1WA. Telephone: (019) 384 3720.
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