Durham, or County Durham as its residents call it, is a large region that is situated alongside the River Wear (or famous Tyne and Wear origin). The area was founded after Saint Cuthbert was laid to rest and it still features a functional Norman cathedral which is still frequented today by pilgrims and visitors alike. As historic as this region might be, it’s come a long way over the past few centuries and many consider it to be one of the most idyllic parts of the United Kingdom.

What is there to do in this county?

If you’re into history then your hobby certainly won’t go unchecked. There are over a dozen monuments, forts, castle ruins and churches to enjoy the sight of dotted around the region. If you’re into fashion, then the newly converted high street and market area will be more than capable of catering to your needs.

If you like the idea of a peaceful way of life, surrounded by green scenery and iconic vistas then this region will definitely tick all the right boxes. We like to consider it part historic, part modern; with the outlying regions toward the river being more authentic in nature and the inward regions being far more modern.

And what about the fashion scene and beauty salons?

For those of you that are keen to find out if this area has salons to take care of your physical wants and needs – you’ll be pleased to hear that the region is well-equipped to offer a variety of salon services. There are spas, clinics, beauty centres and even mobile therapists in the area – in fact if you’re worried about your hair looking a mess, or your skin losing its youthful glow, then stop!

There are too many salons around to keep track of, so why not take a look at our listings to learn a little more about some of the best in the area? You’ll still find plenty to choose from, such as those that offer hair treatment services and others that specialise in beauty therapies – so why not get to know what’s out there and then see which ones tickle your fancy the most?