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Old Durham Gardens

  • 4.6

  • from 168 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.

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Cafe or restaurant

No cafe or restaurant on site

Shops

None

County Durham, DH1 2RY

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Old Durham Gardens
County Durham
DH1 2RY
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Google reviews

  • 4.6

  • from 168 Google reviews

Amber Perera

a year ago

5

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.

Sandra Hull

5 months ago

5

A really lovely walk along the river to the garden. The garden is lovely, probably better in the summer when more flowers but still a nice place to sit. The 2 members of staff we spoke to were very informative and interesting. Some litererature available about the history of the garden. It was lovely to hear the cathedral bells and peacocks calling. Will definitely visit again

Ágoston Horányi

4 months ago

5

A nice little garden by the Old Beck, just a 10-15 mins from Durham. Beautiful walk along the Wear.

Jo Wiggers

4 months ago

5

Doesn't take long to go around these, but they're well tended and really pretty, and there are loads of lovely walks to and from. Amazing how they've been rescued from dereliction by volunteers, it's a great story. Dogs welcome on a lead.

Oli

2 years ago

5

Beautiful place of tranquility...well, you can hear the bells of Durham Cathedral. Nut mind you: The walled gardens are only open from March 31st through end October, at the times indicated (Sun & Thurs, 2-4pm).

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olddurhamgardens.co.uk/

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