Durham County Council

Durham County Council
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Welcome to Durham's DisabledGo Access Guide.

County Durham lies at the heart of the North East of England, with Tees Valley to the south and Tyne and Wear and Northumberland to the north. The county stretches from the North Pennines area of outstanding natural beauty in the west to the North Sea heritage coast in the east and also borders Cumbria and North Yorkshire.

As well as its beautiful natural environments, County Durham also includes the historic City of Durham, a fantastic destination for visitors with its cathedral and castle world heritage site. Other popular visitor destinations include Beamish: The Living Museum of the North, Killhope: The North of England Lead Mining Museum, Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon and Raby Castle.

The Durham access guide covers 1,000 venues across the county including hotels, parks, leisure centres, council offices, restaurants and tourist attractions.

The guide enables people to find out information, such as whether venues have adapted toilets or parking close by, it also provides detail such as whether there are tactile or Braille markings in lifts or on doors, the dimensions of toilets, the positioning of fixtures and fittings and whether you can request large print or Braille information.

We hope you find this guide useful and welcome any feedback.

Please click here for the Durham University DisabledGo access guide.

Getting Around Durham Town Centre

If you are heading into Durham town centre be sure to check out the route plans we have created. The route plans cover popular routes around the town and detail things like pedestrian crossings, dropped curbs and pathing types. Information is also provided on the nearest parking and accessible toilet facilities.

Whilst looking through the route plans you will also be able to identify different places you can visit and these will also have their own access guide.

To see information about getting around Durham town centre please click here