Things to do if you buy a new house in Durham
It may be relatively small, but the city of Durham has much to offer when it comes to sights and attractions. Filled with history, UNESCO-listed sites, striking buildings and a traditional cobbled high street, the compact city centre is a great place to spend the day – and it’s all right on your doorstep if make your new home in Durham.
When it comes to shopping, Durham promises to be a unique destination with many independent shops and exclusive boutiques. If you’re on the hunt for bargains, don’t miss the Durham Indoor Market which is the perfect place to shop for everything from food and drink to gifts and homeware. You can also venture to nearby Fowlers Yard, where you will be able to watch craftspeople in action as they create one-of-a-kind artisanal crafts.
Other sights within the city include Durham University Botanic Garden, Durham Museum and Heritage Centre, Wharton Park, the Oriental Museum, Old Durham Gardens and Finchale Priory – to name but a few!
If you buy a new build in Durham, you’ll be less than a 30-minute drive from the coastline where you’ll find many spectacular beaches for walks and relaxation. Whether you’re looking for houses for sale in Durham City or the wider county, you’ll never be too far from incredible ocean views.