20 Jan 2014
Inspirational Settings: Durham City
Compared to Leeds and York I'd say Durham is just a bit smaller,
filled with winding, cobbled hills that lead up to Durham Cathedral and Castle that sits on the right top, overlooking the town centre below. The streets take you round in a circle, crossing bridges over the River Wear with the market square right in the middle of the city.
Like York, Durham is rich in history with the Cathedral and Castle still standing. The magnificent buildings can be seen from almost anywhere in the town centre, and they say the view is amazing if you walk all the way up the Cathedral. After trekking up the hills you get to a square with the Cathedral, library, and Castle all in one location.
Durham loves its little independent shops, hidden away in basement and attic rooms around the city. From vintage to books and crafts they were situated in little alleys with crooked stairs leading up or down to the little corners these shop owners had settled in. There's also a small indoor market at the market square with a variety of stalls, my favourite being a Medieval stall. It's tiny but unique.