Durham Bristol Train
The Durham Bristol train connection travels between the stations of Durham and Bristol Temple Meads.
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The city of Durham's old commercial area included the peninsular on three sides, following the River Wear. The peninsular was surrounded by the castle wall which ran from the castle keep and included two gatehouses on the north side and the west side of the enclosure. The Victorians removed the city wall but retained the gatehouse which still remains standing on the Bailey.
Durham's medieval city comprised the cathedral, castle and administrative buildings on the peninsular. The area around the North Road part of the city underwent a transformation during the 1960's which was championed by Durham City Council. Most of the medieval street plan remains although most of the medieval buildings have disappeared apart from the House of Correction and the Chapel of Saint Andrew which are both under Elvet Bridge.
The River Wear provides around 1800 m of river that can be rowed on, stretching from Old Durham Beck in the east to the weir next to Durham School Boat Club's boat house in the west. This includes the 700 m straight used for most of the Durham Regatta races and some challenging navigation through the arches of Elvet Bridge, reputed to be the narrowest row through bridge in Europe, and the bends of the river round the peninsula.
Bristol is a university city located in the south west of England and lies only a few miles from the city of Bath. Bristol is a city of bridges, balloons, boats, bikes, Brunel and Banksy. Whatever you are looking for there is something for everyone in Bristol. See street art up-close with Bristol Street Art Tours and discover the street art home of Banksy. Bristol has a history for graffiti and street art that is unlike anywhere else in the United Kingdom. Recognised as the street art and graffiti capital of the U.K., Bristol is home to more than 100 street artists and graffiti writers, all working on the cutting edge of this worldwide art form. Also in the city is the Arnolfini which has provided a cultural resource for the people of Bristol for over fifty years. It is a centre for the contemporary arts and presents a programme of visual arts, performance, music and film. It also provides a diverse, interactive learning programme for all ages and is home to a much-loved shop, offering a range of books, art publications and gift ideas. The listed building also houses a popular café bar, offering locally sourced dishes in the historic harbourside setting.