Map Of Durham
Using the online version of this map of Durham you will be able to plan your vacation to this British province from the comfort of your own home. This map of Durham illustrates the towns, major cities of Durham, its borders and the major rivers in the province, making it easy for you to plan your vacation. After deciding upon the major points of interest, you can make online hotel reservations, sign your travel insurance policy and book plane tickets or find a car hire agency, depending on your preferred way of transportation.
County Durham is a county in North EAST England. It has a population of just over half a million, with just over 1000 square miles of land. County Durham is made up of 4 districts: County Durham, Hartlepool, Darlington and Stockton-on-Tees, With County Durham being significantly larger than the rest. Its largest settlement is Darlington.
County Durham Borders Tyne and Wear, Northumberland, North Yorkshire and Cumbria, together they form the North East England Region. County Durham has a history which is mixed between mining, farming and railway industries. Currently there are no longer any deep-coal mines and farming is at an all-time low. Railway industries are still around in the form of train museums.
Within County Durham, you can find a Norman cathedral and an 11th century castle, both of which have been designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986. County Durham is also home to England’s third oldest university: Durham University. Durham University has been compared to Oxford and Cambridge Universities, and is the leading alternative to them and was named Sunday Times University of the year in 2005.
Although there are no remaining deep-coal mines, the culture of mining is still a large part of County Durham. In 1871 the first Miners Gala was held and continues to this day, with over 100,000 people attending in 2009.