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Durham Cathedral

The College, Durham DH1 3EH, England
+44 191 386 4266
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Stunning cathedral

This is an amazing place, so many things to see inside. I have visited the cathedrals many times... read more

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Brenda H
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A must !

A magnificent example of Norman architecture that has benefited from ongoing restoration. The... read more

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Durham Cathedral has been a place of worship, welcome and hospitality for almost one thousand years. Located at the heart of the Durham UNESCO World Heritage Site, Durham Cathedral is one of the finest examples of Romanesque architecture in Europe. Built in 1093, the Cathedral is famous as the Shrine of St Cuthbert and the resting place of the Venerable Bede. Durham Cathedral also boasts the most intact surviving set of medieval monastic buildings in the UK. These spectacular spaces house Open Treasure, a world-class visitor experience which reveals the remarkable story of Durham Cathedral and its incredible collections through temporary and permanent exhibits for visitors of all ages. Entrance to Durham Cathedral is free, with donations invited. Charges apply to group tours, public tours and Open Treasure.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
The College, Durham DH1 3EH, England
+44 191 386 4266
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is an amazing place, so many things to see inside. I have visited the cathedrals many times over 60+ years and never fail to some thing different. From climbing to the top of the tower as a child to just wandering looking at the...More

Thank Brenda H
Reviewed yesterday

A magnificent example of Norman architecture that has benefited from ongoing restoration. The guides spoke with pride and enthusiasm which is refreshing. Our time there was oddly, both reflective and inspirational. We ventured into the Open Treasures Exhibition and was amazed at the huge replica...More

Thank Food4thought64
Reviewed yesterday

I will never tire of visiting this place.If you are feeling energetic you can walk up the stairs to a lovely view of Durham. Lovely cafe too

Thank Pauline P
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visit to Durham cathedral is a must if your visiting Durham. Lots of staff around to help answer any questions about the building, we couldn't go up the tower as it was closed for renovation but would like to return when the work is finished....More

Thank 70julianne170
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you’re in Newcastle, you have to go to Durham and especially the Cathedral. I was so overwhelmed at the beauty of this building and I’m so glad I made the trip. They have guided tours which I recommend. Our guide was Mike who was...More

Thank Madeline S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Stopped in for lunch and enjoyed a nice roast beef and homemade Yorkshire pud with roastie and three veg with gravy & horseradish sauce ....£8.50. Decent portion too. Our second visit and still good value.

Thank Englishlakedistrict
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We called at the cathedral while visiting Durham. The building was under going work to the outside,but it still stood proudly and imposing over the town. The stained glass and interior is breathtaking. A lovely place to visit just for this alone! You are not...More

Thank Natalie N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today I made a specific journey to see the “Open treasures” display and I was absolutely blown away by the quality and professionalism of the display of artefacts and information regarding the cathedral is Christian heritage. I have visited the Cathedral many times as live...More

Thank Philip E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are not so into visiting old buildings, but this cathedral is impressive. We went to our daughter's graduation ceremony in the cathedral which can definitely be considered as a remarkable even we will remember forever!

Thank Dani G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If your ever in durham you need to pay a visit. Its a beautiful building & great to walk round. Young chilled might get a little board fast. You can also get some great views of it when you walk round the river banks

Thank Roslyne K
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Jayne W
2 November 2017|
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Response from Jasonworsley | Reviewed this property |
You don’t need to store it just don’t take photographs
26 July 2017|
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Response from brian1112222015 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure I would contact the cathedral directly.
28 October 2016|
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Response from Maggid62 | Reviewed this property |
The Cathedral opens early for worship (about 7.45) you can go in during this time. The building is open until 6pm. Open Treasure (the new exhibition) opens at 10 and has last entry at 4pm. Hope this helps.