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Old Durham Gardens

  • 4.6

  • from 172 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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No cafe or restaurant on site



County Durham, DH1 2RY

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Google reviews

  • 4.6

  • from 172 Google reviews

Amber Perera

a year 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.

Hadrian Lam

3 months ago


Very comfortable for a walk. Pet friendly. Free fruits.


3 years ago


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).

David Campbell

4 years ago


Restored 17th Gardens, lots of heritage fruit varieties inside the walled gardens (open 2pm to 4pm every Sunday during the summer). Outside many varieties of fruit trees, Slow, Apple and Plum. Worth a visit as nice Riverside walk from Durham.

Ágoston Horányi

8 months ago


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

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