A combination of special events and offers are being laid on by city centre organisations and attractions to encourage locals to be a ‘tourist in your own city’ this coming Bank Holiday Weekend.
Named ‘D Days’ or Durham Days, the purpose of the events is to encourage those who may not have visited the city’s attractions for some time to come into Durham and remind themselves of the attractions available on their doorstep.
Events include the Inaugural Durham City Classic Car Gala between 11am and 4pm on Bank Holiday Monday when over 100 classic cars will be displayed in Millennium Place and the Market Place and on Palace Green, Framwellgate Bridge and Elvet Bridge, and there will be live music performances in the Market Place and Millennium Place. There are also free guided walking tours on Saturday 25th August, and offers from the Prince Bishop’s River Cruiser, Crook Hall, Durham Museum and Heritage Centre and Palace Green Library (terms and conditions apply)*. On Bank Holiday Monday the Market Hall will be open and the Full Moon Streetfood Market will return to the Market Place from 11am to 4pm.
Colin Wilkes, Managing Director of Durham Markets Company who has coordinated the event, said: “Why travel when you can have a great day out in the heart of Durham? We want locals to take the opportunity as the school holidays draw to a close to come into the city and remind themselves of Durham’s amazing appeal. When here, please support the local businesses as well as the attractions, and feel proud of our beautiful city!
“And remember, on-street parking where there is a parking meter is free on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays.”
*For full details of all events, special offers and terms and conditions, see Durham Markets website.