Co Durham

Attractions and places of interest in County Durham, in North East England.

A bit about Bede

Bede, an embroidered kneeler

A Bit About Britain often refers to ‘Bede’.  It occurred to me the other day that some of my readers may not know who – or what – this means.  Which, frankly, is fair enough.  Thus, for the benefit of the mildly interested, here is a bit about Bede.  If you already know this, look […]

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Ten of the best places to visit in North East England

Bamburgh Castle

Frankly, you’ll be spoiled for choice if you’re looking for things to see and do in North East England.  From dramatic, wild coast and countryside, to wildlife, castles, Roman remains, the simple grandeur of Durham and the culture and vibrancy of Newcastle upon Tyne, there is something for everyone.  To start you off, here is

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Eleven O One

In 1918, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the guns on the Western Front fell silent.  Just imagine.  For the first time in more than four years, in this part of Europe, men stopped killing one another.  Fighting had officially continued throughout that morning, however.  Some, like American General

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Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral, near Framwellgate Bridge

Durham’s story is a fascinating piece of the story of England.  It is partly a tale of saints and kings and moving bones, and it begins back in the 7th century. The founding of Durham Cathedral Actually, it was mostly Cuthbert’s fault – with some help from the Danes, a lost cow and perhaps a

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