ashley corr

p   h   o   t   o   g   r   a   p   h   y

Home logo

Gallery 1 > North-East of England > Historic Durham 2

01.  The Blue Hour, River Wear, Durham City


02.  Durham Light Infantry, Market Square


03.  Durham Cathedral, from Durham Castle Entrance


04.  Puddle Reflections, Palace Green, Durham City

17.  Durham Cathdral & Penshaw Monument


18.  Durham Castle & Penshaw Monument


19.  Brown's Boats, Elvet Bridge


20.  Brown's Boats, Elvet Bridge 2

13.  Durham Castle, from the Coach & Eight


14.  Underneath The Archway - Durham Castle


15.  A690 Light Trails


16.  Ludworth Tower, County Durham

09.  Killhope Lead Mine, County Durham


10.  Abandoned Church, Kiln Pitt Hill


11.  Brown's Boats, Elvet Bridge


12.  Illuminated Benches, Freeman's Reach

05.  Under The Moonlight,  Framwelgate Bridge


06.  A View From The Train Station


07.  Evening Reflections, Prebends Bridge  


08.  Killhope Lead Mine, County Durham

21.  3 Icons, Shining On A Summer's Night


22.  Dickensian Durham, Elvet Bridge


23.  Dickensian Durham, Elvet Bridge 2


24.  Elvet Archway Reflections At Dusk

Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. The city sits on the River Wear, to the south of Newcastle upon Tyne 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. The historical city centre of Durham has changed little over the past 200 years. It is made up of the peninsula containing the cathedral, palace green, former administrative buildings for the palatine and Durham Castle. This was a strategic defensive decision by the city's founders and gives the cathedral a striking position. So much so that Symeon of Durham stated: "To see Durham is to see the English Sion and by doing so one may save oneself a trip to Jerusalem"


Sir Walter Scott was so inspired by the view of the cathedral from South Street that he wrote "Harold the Dauntless", a poem about Saxons and Vikings set in County Durham and published on 30 January 1817. The following lines from the poem are carved into a stone tablet on Prebends Bridge:


Grey towers of Durham,

Yet well I love thy mixed and massive piles,

Half church of God, half castle 'gainst the Scot,

And long to roam those venerable aisles,

With records stored of deeds long since forgot.

All images are © copyright of Ashley Corr Photography and are protected by law. No unauthorised copying, downloading or reproduction in any other format is allowed without written permission from the owner