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Durham Cathedral

The College, Durham DH1 3EH, England
+44 191 386 4266
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Illuminating, humorous and very informative guided tour.

Guided tour of the cathedral is an excellent way to fully appreciate the principal highlights of... read more

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Durham Cathedral and the Shrine of St. Cuthbert

This is a very large Cathedral with a strong and deep connection to the development of Christianity... 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

Guided tour of the cathedral is an excellent way to fully appreciate the principal highlights of this fine cathedral within their historical and religious context. Worth looking on the website before visiting to check the time of the tours. There are 3 or 4 every...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This is a very large Cathedral with a strong and deep connection to the development of Christianity in England. At one time this location had the second largest library in the medieval world, and still maintains an extremely large collection of medieval manuscripts. We paid...More

Thank PhilViking
Reviewed yesterday

All Cathedrals are impressive. This is a much older one than the others I've seen. Architecture for me was quite as good. Usual helpful and pleasant staff , all very knowledgeable as ever. No admission fee charged but a donation was requested ( please gift...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What can I say. Lovely visit on a Sunday morning. The guide that showed us round was so interesting to listen to. A lovely cathedral well worth a visit and a lovely coffee afterwards in the grounds

Thank Choosyfloss
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have not visited here for a couple of years so it was nice to come back. This is a place with "atmosphere" which may be attributed to the presence of the Holy Ghost if you have a Christian Faith especially on the tomb of...More

Thank KirkbyTony
Reviewed 2 days ago

The cathedral is an impressive, huge building with lots of different areas to explore. There were plenty of helpers on hand to answer any questions. It is a shame that visitors are not allowed to take photographs. There is a small chapel dedicated to St...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The one cathedral in all of England that I felt at peace (almost) holy in, and I'm not religious. It has so much history and so much to see. They do not charge but ask if you would like to donate. That means so much...More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 3 days ago

I learned so much from the lovely tour guide at Durham Cathedral yesterday! I would recommend this tour if you are interested in British History.

Thank sharonborg
Reviewed 3 days ago

The staff are so welcoming as you enter and walk around this imposing Cathedral. It is so beautiful and awesome (in the true sense of the word). It was disappointing not to be able to take photos inside but the grand exterior makes up for...More

Thank Isabel8EnglandUK
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Durham is a small compact place to visit we used the park and ride . As a lover of history the cathedral is a must ,allow plenty of time. In the undercroft is a lovely restaurant and a gift shop, and a Lego model of...More

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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.
25 August 2016|
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Response from Susan W | Reviewed this property |
The scaffolding is just around the top of one tower so doesn't spoil the Cathedral too much really worth a visit