Durham City Churches Open For Tourists

Tourism in Durham City is set to benefit from a new Churches, Chapels and Cafés guide.

The guide builds upon Durham City’s reputation as a world class heritage destination and features 17 churches each with their own story to tell and role to play in how worship shaped the historic city.

Michelle Gorman, managing director at Visit County Durham, said: “Heritage is a key element of the city’s tourism offer, and evidence shows that visitors are attracted to destinations with compelling stories. The Durham City Churches, Chapels and Cafés guide brings these buildings to life, through stories of Christian heritage, architecture, stained glass and social history”.

Revd Alan Middleton, Chair at Durham Churches Together, said: “The Churches, Chapels and Cafés guide in printed and digital form will enable visitors and residents to discover and enjoy the heritage and treasures of Durham City’s churches”.

Visit www.durhamcitychurchesmap.com for more information.

Click below to hear Premier’s Northern Correspondent Ian Britton in conversation with the Revd Alan Middleton, Chair at Durham Churches Together.

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