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Durham City - Marquess of Londonderry's Statue

The Marquess of Londonderry's Statue Sits in the square directly opposite the Market Tavern public... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Dominates the market square

This huge structure dominates the market square. Hardly a destination in itself, but the history... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
John F
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If nothing else, it is the one land mark that everyone can find and therefore a great meeting place! A good story surrounds the fellow as well....

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Marquess of Londonderry's Statue Sits in the square directly opposite the Market Tavern public house. The statue stands tall and proud in the centre of the market square and is an imposing sight. Well worth a visit if you are in town or just...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very large, very Victorian and very pompous! I preferred the small statue of a soldier of the Durham Light Infantry and the figure of neptune.

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Reviewed 8 October 2018

This huge structure dominates the market square. Hardly a destination in itself, but the history of the chap on top, the financing and the manufacture of the statue itself, are stories worth hearing. An excellent feature of any tourist visit to Durham, are the Durham...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Standing high above most things in the central square, the statue stands out due to its sheer size! The orientation of the statue conveys it to almost seem like the man upon the horse is watching over the city. A very simple but beautiful piece...More

Thank wathomas98
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Very grand and imposing statue in the centre of the City. Worth having a look at .As good as anything you will see in London

Thank eddieprice13
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Loved our visit to Durham. After the cathedral we spent time at the town square. It was a sunny day and it was lovely. The flowers have been done very well.

Thank toko_1965
Reviewed 17 September 2018

As an example of aristocratic gigantomania this statue is right up there. A minor figure in reality, the over-size uniformed statue misleads you to expect someone with a serious military record.

Thank Frank S
Reviewed 23 August 2018

It’s a big statue of a man on a horse in the marketplace. The man is dressed as a hussar and he is itting on the horse.

Thank DaveThomasLeicester
Reviewed 22 August 2018

This statue marks the market place in Durham, and the area is buzzing with people, shops and lots of flowers - including an amazing bishop's mitre in flowers. The statue reminds you of the place Durham has held in history for centuries.

Thank Soozee
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