Durham Cathedral is the greatest Norman building in England, or even perhaps in Europe. In a nation wide BBC poll held in 2001 it was voted the nation's best loved building. Entry to the Cathedral is free of charge.
The Locomotion celebrates Shildon's history as one of the world's oldest railway towns. The first passenger train on the first passenger railway in the world left from here in 1825. Free entry and also free parking.
The aim of the Northern Kites project is to return breeding red kites to the region whilst providing it's communities and people with an opportunity to enjoy and appreciate one of the most spectacular elements of their wild heritage. Check out the website for details on places to go to see the kites.