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Old Durham Gardens

  • 4.5

  • from 151 Google reviews

About the garden

Charming public gardens offering a variety of riverside and woodland walks, alongside a walled garden, less than a mile from Durham city centre.

Opening times

Lower Gardens and Orchards are open at all times. Walled Upper Garden open 2-4pm Thursday and Sunday April-October.

Useful details

Cafe or restaurant

No cafe or restaurant on site



County Durham, DH1 2RY

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Old Durham Gardens
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Google reviews

  • 4.5

  • from 151 Google reviews

richard corke

a year ago


Close at the moment due to covid

Stuart Forster

6 months ago


The garden is beautifully maintained. I visited on a sunny weekend. The lower area, outside of the walled garden, was busy with groups picnicking. It's a lovely place for a picnic. It's a good stroll along the riverbank from Durham city centre.

Amber Perera

6 months ago


Nestled away a twenty minute walk down the river - these gardens are very quaint and beautiful. A wonderful place to watch the sunrise and sunset over Durham with a leafy dramatic view - and behind the gardens there’s a cute farm with alpacas. The gardens themselves aren’t open at predictable times, but that does not detract from the beauty of this place! You can easily peek through the gates and look at the enclosed gardens or wander through the rosebushes at the bottom of the stairs. Great for picnics.

Louise Jagger

4 months ago


Secret haven beautiful place really has a Tudor feel about it lovely quiet retreat peaceful tranquil place

Bill Elliott

a month ago


Hidden gem, well worth the short walk out of the city.

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