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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 17 October 2018
Baz3384
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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
johnfX1850LX
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I can't stand this statue, the Neptune one is much better! Surely they could have found a better statue for the marketplace of Durham!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The reputation of the statue isn't quite true. It is said the Italian who designed the statue was so proud it was "perfect" he said if anyone could find a fault he would kill himself. Supposedly, a blind beggar asked to be lifted onto the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

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....

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gary S
Reviewed 17 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
5  Thank Baz3384
Reviewed 11 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank scuttle
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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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

Date of experience: June 2018
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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Frank S
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