Durham is a city in north east England. It is within the
County Durham local government district, and is the county town of
the larger ceremonial county. It lies to the south of Newcastle upon
Tyne, Chester-le-Street and Sunderland and to the north of
Darlington. Durham is well known for its Norman cathedral and
11th-century castle, both designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO
in 1986. The castle has been the home of Durham University since
1832. HM Prison Durham is also located close to the city centre.