With more than three hundred and fifty years of history Old Durham Gardens, less than a mile from the historic city centre of Durham, is a popular location for pleasant walks and relaxation. Easily accessed by either woodland or riverside paths, you will feel in touch with nature even before you arrive. Since 2010 these gardens have been managed by the Friends of Old Durham Garden, who bring their passion to the project to help maintain and highlight them for the future. The site is full of history, standing on land which was once a Roman villa and thought to possibly be the most northern villa in the Roman Empire! Its Bath house was still visible after the Norman Invasion, giving the area its name ‘Old Durham’. The gardens are pleasant to walk through with orchards followed by a terraced garden and then the English walled Garden with a selection of fruit trees to be enjoyed by all.