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Best known for its magnificent cathedral, Durham is well placed for pursuits of the city, countryside and coastal varieties. Durham car rental allows you to get from place to place with ease, seeing everything that this area has to offer.

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England's north-eastern city of Durham is an appealing place in which to stay. The city sits on the banks of the River Wear, just 30 minutes south of Newcastle upon Tyne and an hour north of the North York Moors National Park. History and beauty are happy bedfellows in this welcoming destination; simply tour the cobbled streets, tackling the hills that rise and fall across the city, and drink in the exquisite architecture. Stand in Market Place and admire the eclectic mix of styles that stand shoulder to shoulder to create a perfect city scene.

The city centre buzzes, thanks in part to the university and its student population. There is a good mix of quaint cafés dishing up tea and cake to locals and tourists, plenty of excellent restaurants and a good number of welcoming pubs. Shopping is a popular hobby in Durham too and there are many stores in which to flex your shopping muscles (as well as your credit card). 

To the south of the central core of Durham are the two main reasons why visitors come here: Durham Castle and Durham Cathedral. Together the neighbours form a UNESCO World Heritage Site, such are their importance in the history of the British Isles. They both stand proudly, high above the river, crowning the wooded slopes. It would be a terrible shame if you had time to explore only one, but the cathedral is possibly the greatest Norman building in England and not to be missed.

It's a small city, but getting around is easy when you book car hire. Save money by booking in advance - you can compare prices using TravelSupermarket's search tool. Durham Tees Valley International Airport (commonly known as Teesside Airport) is a 40-minute drive from Durham. You can collect your rental car here or at a convenient location in and around downtown Durham. 

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