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On a busy Saturday with the marketplace in full swing, it's easy to miss this wonderful statue. If... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Just the place I love to be...

The Durham Market Square with its’s majestic statues, the cutest Market Hall selling everything... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
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Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

The Durham Market Square with its’s majestic statues, the cutest Market Hall selling everything under a roof, many decent eating places around... WHSmith with its classic stationery, the Barclays and HSBC Banks around, an Euro exchange travel bureau just a stones throw away... You have...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank monideepad
Reviewed 26 June 2018

The Neptune statue looks good from all angles whether he has the historic Town Hall or St. Nicholas' church behind him or, perhaps best of all, with the stylish Art Deco Boots building as a backdrop.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank John H
Reviewed 1 April 2018

This statue of Neptune sits in Durham Market Place, but seems to look somewhat out of place. Apparently it's from 1729, to symbolise the plan to turn Durham into an inland sea port by altering the course of the River Wear. Removed in 1923 to...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank allertonlad
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Its a fairly standard statue, but I couldn't help thinking that something better could be occupying this central square location. Neptune's link to Durham is highly tenuous - its not a city that you can sense much of the ocean about. I think something more...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Waddler
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Not a lot to say about this statue which is in an open cobbled area not very far from the castle and Cathedral. The surrounding steps are very worn indicating that many feet have trod the steps!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Louise S
Reviewed 25 September 2017

This statue can easily get missed as the other two statues in Market Place are larger and more photographed. The plaque on the side states that it was given to the city in 1729 as a symbol of the scheme to link the city to...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 24 September 2017

I am not sure why one would need to add this particular statue to one's bucket list. It is a statue of Neptune and to be honest I have seen better. However if you need to call in Boots then take a look.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank pauln690
Reviewed 17 August 2017

On a busy Saturday with the marketplace in full swing, it's easy to miss this wonderful statue. If you stand in the right place you can get a photo without the buildings in the background too.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank traveller1926
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Given the ambience of its surroundings, this – a little surprisingly – is a statue that one might easily miss if the square happens to be busy. It’s interesting, but nothing special – although the square itself is a reasonable place to stop if you’re...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank PJandSJ
Reviewed 6 July 2017

It's a statue and it happens to be one of the lesser dominating features of the square. With all the ancient architecture and a castle and cathedral a stones throw away it can get lost and pretty much missed.

Date of experience: July 2017
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