Durham is a city which is located in the north-east of England. The city is near the River Wear. The city is very well known for the Norman cathedral which has been given the title of a World heritage Site by UNESCO in the year 1986.
The whole of the centre of the city has been put under the conservation area. A majority of the buildings are under conservation. Some of the notable buildings which are under this conservation list are Crook Hall, Durham Castle, Elvet Bridge, Kingsgate Bridge, Durham observatory and many more. Six hundred and thirty buildings have been listed out of which about five hundred and sixty nine is in the centre of the city. The buildings have been grouped according to importance.
University of Durham which has been later named as the Durham University provides post graduate education to the people. This University is about six hundred years old and is the third oldest university in United Kingdom after Oxford University and Cambridge University. The university has a great reputation on the international level and is much sought after by students from abroad also.
Cricket, football, ice rink, owing, rifle shooting are some of the popular games that the people living in this city engage in. Railways, buses and the airport serve as the primary modes of transportation in this city.
Durham is a culturally rich city with a rich heritage which is evident in the historical building that one can find in the city.