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Old Durham Gardens

  • 4.6

  • from 152 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

  • 4.6

  • from 152 Google reviews

Gyöngyi Pergerné Klupp

a week ago


Very pleasant, charming outer garden with a long flower bed, lots of roses and a lovely orchard with heritage apple and pear trees. It is perfectly nested between the woods and the river and there is not even a door that would separate the gardens from the nature, so you feel so free there. Since there is no entrance fee, our family regularly goes back to relax whenever we are nearby. The walled garden is a formal garden with heritage plants, and is open during the opening hours.

richard corke

a year ago


Close at the moment due to covid

Stuart Forster

7 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.

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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