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Durham: Local Legends & Cathedral Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Activity provider: VoiceMap

Durham: Local Legends & Cathedral Self-Guided Audio Tour

Activity provider: VoiceMap

From US$ 6.99 per person

Explore the landmarks and discover the legends of Durham on a self-guided audio tour. Walk Medieval footpaths to Durham Cathedral, stroll along the riverside, and experience stunning views.

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Duration 1 hour
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Audio guide included


  • Take in the history of Durham through tales of its landmarks and legends
  • Hear from producer Peter Groark, a geography teacher who in his spare times, leads guided tours
  • Do it all in an hour or linger at stops along the way with complete control over when you start and finish
  • Get unlimited use before your booking date and after it and turn-by-turn directions
  • Use the virtual tour option at home
Full description
This self-guided walking tour takes you on a journey through time to explore the dramatic peninsula of Durham city. You’ll make your way from the bustling heart of the city, along tranquil riverside footpaths and medieval bridges, to the world-famous Durham Cathedral. You’ll see some of the most spectacular vantage points around, and hear tales of St. Cuthbert and his miraculous journey to the city roughly 300 years after his death! Along the way, you’ll encounter the legendary kings and ferocious rivalries that have shaped Durham since Anglo-Saxon times. From wealthy and eccentric Prince Bishops to humble locals, you’ll meet the people who have made the city what it is today. Allow an hour for the tour without any additional stops but you can pause the tour whenever you want for refreshments enroute. You'll need to download the tour onto the VoiceMap app which uses your location to move the story along at the right time and place. The tour can also be enjoyed virtually at home.
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  • Smartphone
  • Transportation
  • Food/drinks
  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route

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Meeting point

The tour begins in the Market Place which is in the centre of the city. Follow footpath signs from the train station and bus stops to the Market Place. The closest car park is Prince Bishops (DH1 3UJ) which is less than 5 minutes walk from the starting point. Before arrival, please install the VoiceMap mobile app and use the code provided on your confirmation ticket. This is a self-guided audio tour that you can start, pause, or restart at any time and complete at your own pace. Detailed starting point instructions are available after downloading.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone

Know before you go

  • This tour uses the VoiceMap mobile app. You'll need to download the app and then use the voucher code provided to download the tour.
  • You can download the tour at any time, before or after your booking date. It’s best to download the tour before you set off for the starting point.
  • When the download completes, you’ll see a screen with a photo of the starting point and directions to it. The red start button will become active when you are at the starting point.
  • This tour follows a set route and includes turn-by-turn directions. It works best if you start it in the right place and follow the directions from one location to the next.
  • Please note that you'll need to use your own mobile device and headphones for this tour. The tour is only available in English.
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4.7 /5

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Great Tour with a beautiful path to cover key sites in Durham.

June 14, 2022

Loved the quality of the audio. The technology and gps tracking works really well. Enjoyed the audio tour a lot.

July 13, 2022

Good tour, but you have to make sure you stop it, if you pause for too long, otherwise great.

October 23, 2022

Product ID: 417832