"Peaceful Dural" Dural is a semi-rural suburb in the Hills District of Sydney situated 36 km north-west of the CBD. It is in the Hornsby Shire Council. It is an orchard, nursery and hobby farm area. It is not unusual to be forced to give way to horses! It is very popular as a weekend drive destination where you can unwind from the working week browsing through art and craft galleries and wandering through nurseries. Dural has grown considerably over the last 30 years or so as more and more people have decided they would like to live a semi rural existence and still be within commuting distance of the city. As of 2006 it had a population of nearly 6,000. It is an ideal place to bring up children where they can have room to move and even keep a pony if they want to. There is a delightful little sandstone chapel built on the Old Northern Road in 1846 which has been placed on the Register of the National Estate. Very few weekends go by without a wedding in this little church! It is easily understood why those people who live in Dural and work in the city wish to escape at the end of a long hard day from the hustle and bustle to the tranquillity of this area.
"Peaceful Dural" Dural is a semi-rural suburb in the Hills District of Sydney situated 36 km north-west of the CBD.