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Durham is a city located in north east England, within the district of County Durham. The city lies on the River Wear, just to the south of Newcastle upon Tyne and to the north of Darlington. The city is well known for its 11th century castle and Norman Cathedral, founded in AD 1093, both of which have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Durham University has had its home in the castle since 1832. In the centre of Durham is the Market place which holds regular markets. located close to Market Place is Durham Indoor Market which is a permanent indoor market.
Such is Durham's history that the whole of the centre of Durham was been declared a conservation area in 1968, and extended in 1980. Along with the Castle and Cathedral, visitors to the city can take in the splendour of other Listed Buildings including Crook Hall, Elvet Bridge, Kepier Hospital, the Church of St Mary-le-Bow, St John's Chapel and the Town Hall and Guildhall.
Durham railway station is situated on the East Coast Main Line between Edinburgh and London. Rail travellers coming from the south enter Durham over a spectacular Victorian viaduct high above the city.
The city of Canterbury in Kent, England, contains many ancient buildings despite it being heavily damaged during the Second World War. The heart of the city is its cathedral which is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the head of the world wide Anglican Church. The cathedral is also the burial place of King Henry IV and Edward the Black Prince, but most famous as the scene of the murder of Thomas Becket in 1170.
The ruins of the Norman Canterbury Castle and St Augustine's Abbey are both open to the public. The medieval St Margaret's Church now houses the "The Canterbury Tales", in which life-sized character models reconstruct Geoffrey Chaucer's stories. The Westgate is now a museum relating to its history as a jail and the medieval church of St Alphege became redundant in 1982 but had a new lease of life as the Canterbury Urban Studies Centre, later renamed the Canterbury Environment Centre; the building is used by the King's School. The Old Synagogue at Canterbury, now the King's School Music Room, is one of only two Egyptian Revival synagogues still standing.
Travelling too and from the city is easy because it is connected to the national rail network by its two railway stations: Canterbury West and Canterbury East.