Durham will hold an Olympic Torch evening celebration event on Saturday 16 June.
Find more information about timings and tickets on the What’s on events listing.
Described as England’s most romantic city, Durham is the historic capital of North East England.
The city’s unique combination of history and heritage, dramatic landscapes and friendly people is what makes the city so special.
Durham Cathedral is a World Heritage site and Britain’s favourite building, according to a recent BBC poll.
Durham’s university is one of the best in the country, and the landscape which stretches from the North Pennines to the Durham Heritage Coast is one of the most tranquil in the UK.
Beamish, a European Museum of the Year, is a ‘must see’, while Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle houses one of the finest fine art collections outside London.
See the Olympic Torch Relay map
Size: 186 square kilometres
Places of interest
- Durham Cathedral and World Heritage Site
- The North Pennines ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’
- Durham Heritage Coast
- Bowes Museum
- High Force – England’s largest waterfall