Durham Regatta 2018 – What You Need To Know

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The start of summer is almost upon us and for the people of Durham that can only mean one thing – The Annual Durham Regatta.
Attracting approximately ten thousand spectators and almost two thousand competitors, the Durham Regatta is an inclusive day full of enjoyment and fun for everyone, with rowing being central to this great celebration of tradition. With that, this annual two-day event has a lot more to offer than just competitive racing.

Discovering Durham: An Adventure Sitting On Your Step

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Situated on the River Wear to the west of Sunderland and to the south of Newcastle, Durham City is a place for adventure.

An interesting fact about Durham is that its name derives from the Celtic word ”dun” meaning a hill fort. The city today can be traced back as far as AD 995, which is