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Self-Guided GPS Audio Tour to Durham's Landmarks and Legends


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This self-guided walking tour takes you on a journey through time to explore the dramatic peninsula of Durham city.

You’ll make your way from the bustling heart of the city, along tranquil riverside footpaths and medieval bridges, to the world-famous Durham Cathedral. You’ll see some of the most spectacular vantage points around, and hear tales of St. Cuthbert and his miraculous journey to the city roughly 300 years after his death! Along the way, you’ll encounter the legendary kings and ferocious rivalries that have shaped Durham since Anglo-Saxon times.

From wealthy and eccentric Prince Bishops to humble locals, you’ll meet the people who have made the city what it is today. Allow an hour for the tour without any additional stops but you can pause the tour whenever you want for refreshments enroute.

You'll need to download the tour onto the VoiceMap app which uses your location to move the story along at the right time and place. The tour can also be enjoyed virtually at home.

About This Deal

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Durham Market Place, Durham DH1, UK

The tour starts in Durham Market Place. You'll learn about the square's history, how to use the VoiceMap app which you'll use to take the tour and why there's a statue of Neptune in the square.

Pass By: Framwellgate Bridge, Silver Street, Durham England

The tour takes you over the Framwellgate Bridge. From the bridge, you'll have a great view of Durham Castle which you'll learn about.

Pass By: Durham Riverside Walk, Durham England

The tour takes you along a section of the Durham Riverside Walk. You'll hear more about the city's history and have a wonderful view of the cathedral.

Pass By: Prebends Bridge, Durham England

You'll cross over the Prebends Bridge, learn about its origin and what it's named after.

Pass By: St Mary the Less, S Bailey, Durham DH1 3EQ, UK

You'll stop briefly outside the St Mary the Less church and learn why it's called "the less." You'll hear about the church before continuing with the tour.

Pass By: Palace Green, Durham England

The tour stops on Palace Green where you'll hear more about the city's history and the buildings surrounding the Palace Green.

Pass By: Durham Cathedral, The College, Durham DH1 3EH England

The tour ends in front of Durham Cathedral. You'll hear the history and a few stories about the cathedral.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • All of VoiceMap's audio tours are self-guided and users must bring their own smartphone and headphones to take the tour. We urge all our users to wear facemasks and carry hand sanitiser with them to ensure their own protection and the protection of others.
  • Lifetime access to this tour in English
  • VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata

  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • Smartphone and headphones
  • Transportation
  • Food and drink

Departure Point
Durham Market Place, Durham DH1, UK

Departure Time
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 6/2/2021 - 12/16/2022
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

60 to 75 minutes

Return Details
Durham Cathedral, Durham DH1 3EH, UK

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the VoiceMap in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

Fine Print

14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.