County Durham is one of England’s smallest counties. Just like Rome, it’s built on seven hills. It’s home to a cathedral and a top university, so is packed with students. It also has a lot of independent shops. Most of the area outside the city is rural, bordering Northumberland.
Here is home to the Pennines, a series of hills that are the ‘backbone’ of England and stretch from east to west, just below the Scottish border. This is really rugged hill walking country, with misty moorlands and peat bogs galore.