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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.
About St Albans
Located in the county of Hertfordshire, the city of St Albans is a historic market town and is now a dormitory town within the London commuter belt being only about 20 miles to the north of London. The St Albans Museum service runs two museums. The Verulamium Museum, which tells the story of everyday life in Roman Britain using objects from the excavations of the important Roman Town and the Museum of St Albans, which focuses on the history of the town and of Saint Alban. The Watercress nature reserve is by the River Ver and is run by the Watercress Wildlife Association.
St Albans is not a large city and it is possible to walk from one edge to the other in about one hour. Most bed and breakfasts, hotels and attractions require a shorter walk. The main railway station is roughly 10 minutes walk from the city centre with the St Albans Abbey railway station located down a steep hill right next to the Verulamium Park and near the Abbey itself, which is around 15 minutes walk. St Albans is well linked to neighbouring towns by bus, although despite the distances, journey times are relatively long. There is also a frequent direct bus service to London Heathrow Airport.