Enjoy a river tour of Durham City

Durham City

Set off in your very own rowboat on the beautiful River Wear or enjoy a guided river cruise aboard the Prince Bishops River Cruiser.

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Durham City’s spectacular World Heritage Site sits at the summit of the city’s peninsula and is surrounded by the River Wear below. Hire a hand-built brown boat and enjoy the tranquillity of the river with nothing but the sound of oar blades dipping in the water below.

Admire the wonderful views of the Castle and Cathedral above you and spot wildlife along the way as you take a leisurely row along the river. And if you’d rather kick back and let someone else do the sailing then hop aboard the Prince Bishops River Cruiser and enjoy an unforgettable experience. 

Plus, every summer, the Durham Regatta takes place on the river, dating back to 1834 it is the premier rowing regatta in the North of England.

Durham is under 3 hours from London by train.

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