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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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.