Durham Heritage Coast, Durham

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Take a walk along the cliffs of Durham Heritage Coast, a once-booming coal mining area now restored to its natural beauty, including the spectacular rock pools at Blackhall rocks. The 17.7 km (11 mi) trail running along the cliffs from Seaham to Crimdon in the south makes a great way to take in the scenery. The coast supports a variety of plant and animal life, and features hidden caves, streams, and waterfalls. If you have time, explore the coast's towns with shops and cafes. Plan my trip to Durham with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • We wanted to do an 8 mile walk along the coast but unfortunately no buses run in the area on a Sunday. Instead we parked at Hartlepool station and got the train to Seaham. From there it's a 16 mile wa...  more »
  • No longer the grim sea-coal strewn coast portrayed in 'Get Carter' but now a rugged wild cliff top stretch with a few places to access the bays. Nature reclaiming back from the mining industry - a lot...  more »
  • We visited beaches both to the north and south of Seaham. Both were great, stunning cliffs, nose point beach to the south bit of tricky climb down but worth effort, steps at the far end, great views, ...  more »

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Whether you are on a short break or a long vacation, Durham offers accommodations to suit every taste and budget, including comfortable cottages, friendly B&Bs, and luxurious country retreats. For serious rest and relaxation, head to one of Durham's many spa hotels. The countryside surrounding the city is packed with romantic spa retreats, but if an urban break is what you're looking for, go no farther than the historical town center. Hotels in this area offer numerous leisure facilities and entertainment options, minutes away from Durham's iconic cathedral and castle.
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