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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.
Located in the north west of England in the county of Lancashire, the city of Lancaster is home to a top university and is gateway to the Lake District and Morecambe. The city is in the Duchy of Lancaster and The County Palatine of Lancashire. There are many regular bus services servicing Lancaster and nearby Morecambe. A return on the bus from the city centre to the University costs about £2, and takes about 20 minutes on the direct bus or over 30 minutes on the other routes through Bowerham.
Attractions to see in the city include the Ashton Memorial and Lancaster Castle. The Ashton Memorial is a folly created for Lord Ashton's Wife upon her death. There's a butterfly house in Williamson Park, with great views across Morecambe Bay to the Lake District. A cafe shop and a kid's playground make it an ideal day activity. Next to the butterfly house is "The mini-beast exhibit". The park its self has extensive ponds, fountains, hills, trees, orienteering trails and picnic tables to have a quick snack. There are tours available to Lancaster Castle where you can see the state rooms, the official court rooms and the prison cells.