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Durham Cathedral

The College, Durham DH1 3EH, England
+44 191 386 4266
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Beautiful Cathedral

Living in Gloucester we are proud of our own Cathedral and have been disappointed when visiting... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Gloucester, United Kingdom

Amamzing, beautiful. No matter how many times you visit this cathedral you will see some different... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Durham, United Kingdom
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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

Living in Gloucester we are proud of our own Cathedral and have been disappointed when visiting some of England's other notable places of worship. However Durham is a gem. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Beautiful architecture and a long and illustrious history. The Undercroft is...More

Thank 187047PeterR
Reviewed yesterday

Amamzing, beautiful. No matter how many times you visit this cathedral you will see some different every time.

Thank kirste2012
Reviewed yesterday

There was so much to see and everything was beautiful with a magnificent interior, enormous columns and stained glass windows. The cloisters and the gardens were lovely. There is a very good exhibition called Open Treasure which is well worth seeing.

Thank pwynne
Reviewed yesterday

We got a bus from the other side of the river and the bus service was excellent value. Durham Catheral is magnificent we spent long time in it as well as outside the cloisters are amazing well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a stunning building, beautifully maintained without the 'compulsory' entry fee often experienced elsewhere. Much more than just a historic monument, the living link to the University and local community means that Durham, majestic and mighty as it is, remains very much a house...More

Thank Gillfluff
Reviewed 2 days ago

Durham is a must see , for oh so many reasons - one of the oldest cathedrals, it is the tomb of not only St Cuthbert who was famously marched all over the North of England at the time of the Vikings, but the Venerable...More

Thank TomaSchultz
Reviewed 2 days ago

This magnificent Norman cathedral, on top of a steep incised meander carved out by the River Wear, is a special experience. I think it's best visited on a bright, sunny day, with the sunlight illuminating the interior. If you can manage to visit when there...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Durham Cathedral is located on a promontory at the end of the Durham peninsula, created by a meander of the River Wear. Coming from the train station, just after crossing the Milburngate Bridge and admiring the Castle up there, I walked to the right up...More

Thank Armando S
Reviewed 3 days ago

This quaint cathedral is definitely worth a visit. Beautiful architecture,peaceful surroundings.Please check the timings of the cathedral before you make a visit.

Thank LataV
Reviewed 3 days ago

An uphill climb to the Cathedral but well worth it. A lovely cathedral which is free to enter but donations are welcome and there is a no photography policy. The Cathedral is home to the tomb of St Cuthbert who had a very interesting history....More

Thank Sue T
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Hi. I'm visiting overnight in the city. I'd love to go to the Cathedral with my 10yr old Granddaughter. What are the visiting times and the last time for enterance please. .Thankyou so muck, Julie
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.
I had lanned to visit the Cathedral next week however a friend who lives in that area has told me that there is a lot of scaffolding on the outside of the building which completely spoils the view of the building. Having read some of the recent reviews on T.A. no-one seems to have mentioned this, is the scaffolding still in place? Many thanks,Fiona
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
Hi, what time did you go there on Sunday and which parts in particular are not open during services? Thanks.
15 August 2016|
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Response from pharika t | Reviewed this property |
I went there around 4 p.m. on Sunday. And I can enter the main building during the services. You can stand at the back of the hall quietly or go to cathedral shop through a small door on the right side.