Photo: Neil Turner

See the city of Durham on board one of Prince Bishop’s Cruises in their sightseeing tours, running from Easter to October. The cruise glides by many of the city’s popular sights, which allow passengers to take them in from the unique and refreshing position of the River Wear.

Casting off from the jetty beneath Prince Bishop’s shopping centre, you set off upstream and admire sites such as the Bandstand and Racecourse before turning back downstream towards the stunning Durham Cathedral.

See phenomenal views of some of the city’s bridges, buildings belonging to Durham University, and of course, the famous castle. Accompanied by a pleasant commentary providing light hearted but informative facts, your hour aboard a Prince Bishop Cruise will enlighten you with wonderful sights and curious facts about parts of the city that cannot be viewed by foot alone.

Why not take a slightly longer cruise and have a leisurely lunch on board? Choose from the Bishop’s Buffet of the Captain’s Buffet, while you gaze up to Durham Cathedral.

Bishop River Cruises also offer a Disco BBQ Cruise which gives you the chance to see the city in lights when the sun goes down. The bridges, cathedral and the castle are all floodlit so the views are spectacular, as well as creating an atmospheric evening which gives you more than just a cruise.


Prince Bishop River Cruiser, The Boathouse, Elvet Bridge, Durham City, DH1 3AF
Tel: 0191 386 9525
Times: See attraction for specific details.