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Durham otherwise known as County Durham is a ceremonial county in the North East of England, the county town is Durham which is also a cathedral city whilst the largest settlement in the county is Darlington. The mix of city life and areas of countryside with towns and villages make this the perfect place for families as well as other people catering for a wide variety of lifestyles.
The ceremonial county of Durham borders Tyne and Wear to the North-East, Northumberland to the North, Cumbria to the West and North Yorkshire to the South. The population of Durham is 518 000, with clusters mainly around the larger settlements such as Darlington, Durham, Chester-Le-Street, Consett, Peterlee, Hartlepool, Bishop Auckland, Newton Aycliffe, Stockton on Tees and Barnard Castle, however there are smaller clusters in the towns and villages in more rural parts of the county.
County Durham is also home to Barnard Castle which is a market town is Teesdale, It is also the main settlement for the Teesdale area. In Barnard Castle you can find The Bowes Museum which boasts the best collection of European fine and decorative arts in Northern England.
County Durham also boasts an excellent schooling system, with numerous options for both primary and secondary education. Also County Durham is home to the renowned University of Durham which is the third oldest university in the country.
The prosperity and charm of Durham makes it an ideal place to set up a home, whether it be for small or large families, County Durham will cater for all your needs and wants.