ken_travelfree. From Durham Railway Station, you can walk to here, not far, the scenery along the way is also good. Along the Weir River and see the wild growth of the plants by the river, you need to know that it was brought back from the foothills of the Indian side of the Himalayas by the order of the Queen of England. Have you seen this small weir in the Weir River? Every year in July and August, salmon and trout come from the sea to lay their eggs upstream from the sea across this weir. Maybe you said, why is the water so mixed here? Yes, it is mixed but odorless, it is actually a safe vegetable oil discharge. The church stands on a peninsula surrounded by River Wear on three sides, also for reasons of ease of defense and difficulty of attack.
The most fun thing about the church is that you can take pictures! Can take pictures! There is no warning sign prohibiting photography anywhere in the church! There is even a clear text reminder that you are welcome to take pictures! For this reason, I also specifically consulted the priest here. He said a lot, but in general, it is only this year that the prohibition of taking pictures is only available this year, but I still hope that visitors will be conscious and not affect other activities such as prayers or take pictures.
Churches will ring the bell, the older the church, the more so, but who knows when the church bell will ring? The church will strike at 1 quarter of an hour, half an hour, three quarters of an hour, and the whole hour, and tones 1, 2, 3, and 4 respectively; in addition, it will strike the whole point with another tone on the whole hour. How did that sound? Is it smart? Someone is actually responsible! The bell is located at the top of the church. Three ropes hang from there. The bell-ringer will ring it every time it is time to tell the time. But this is a secret. You are not allowed to watch the church!
The church has a long history, and of course there is no shortage of historical legends. There are stories about Cuthbert, the cause of the church’s creation. There are stories about Vikings plundering wealth and attacking here. There is also a king who tried to plunder treasure and destroy Cuthbert, and Hitler once wanted to blow up here but was saved by layers of clouds. These gimmicks, let's check these by yourself.
300***74The day of arrival in Durham coincided with July 13th, and the driver of the car arriving at Durham from Newcastle Airport said that during the festival today, the car had to take a detour. I thought this festival was just a holiday and many shops were closed. We put things down in the dormitory and then went to the city for dinner. Walking on the road for many years, we sincerely sigh that Durham is really a quiet town, with white curtains of houses facing the street and decorative objects on the windows. Suddenly there was a noise in front of it, growing louder. It turned out to be the Miners' Day today. Lines of parade crowds played music and walked neatly on the road. There are old people and young children in the team, looking at the small figure, looking serious, it is really cute. There were people pushing strollers behind the procession, and even tourists carrying luggage followed the parade with the atmosphere of celebration.
137***66In Richmond Castle, strolling from sunny day to dusk, the light and shadow are different, and the appearance of the castle is also completely different. It is a beautiful building! There are gardens to stroll around, and the interior decoration of the castle is also exquisite and unique, it is worth visiting!
TodemmyThornton Hall now a Grade 1 listed building was built around 1550 by Ralph Tailbois. There werethree distinct walled gardens laid out with Elizabethan raised borders and an avenue of lime trees marking the entrance to the Hall.
coo***anSouth Park is a very nice park, there are many small animals, you will meet squirrels, and there are wild ducks by the lake, so it is suitable for taking children to go outing, there are not many people, and you can stroll comfortably~