Wharton Park occupies a plot near the railway station. With commanding views of Durham City, it hugs the hillside to the north of the city centre.
The park is a 10 minute walk from Durham City centre, either via North Road under the railway viaduct, or up Framwellgate Peth. It is well signposted from the centre.
Address for satnav
Entry to the park by car is via the main entrance on Framwelgate Peth. When travelling northbound on the A691 from Milburngate roundabout, the park entrance is located approximately 500 yards up on the left. The entrance has a stone wall signed Wharton Park.