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Address: The College, Durham DH1 3EH, England
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+44 191 386 4266
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Durham Cathedral has been a place of worship, welcome and hospitality for...

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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Day out in Durham

We visit the Cathedral every time we visit the UK, and it never fails to leave us in awe. We love the history and the architecture that surrounds you when you walk through. If... read more

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South Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visit the Cathedral every time we visit the UK, and it never fails to leave us in awe. We love the history and the architecture that surrounds you when you walk through. If you're a Harry Potter lover, then this is a great visit as they filmed many scenes here. The Lego replica of the Cathedral was also an... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having been to a number of Cathedrals in the UK, the Durham Cathedral was an outstanding visit. Very well organised with helpful, professional and friendly staff. Beautiful architecture and stunning inside, Will visit again in the future

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth a visit this Norman cathedral is one of the UK's greatest churches with a Beautiful interior and the graves of the Venerable Bede and St Cuthbert, as well as other worthies. Check the unique arches and the wonderful rose window. Easy to access in the centre of town.

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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There really aren't words to describe Durham Cathedral, it is absolutely stunning. I have never been in such a beautiful Cathedral and I had the privilege to graduate in it twice. Take the trip to the roof for a staggering view over Durham. That's after you get your breath back from what's inside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

nice place to visit if you in Durham or if in the area. a bit of culture and history for a family, lots of shops and bars near by, parking can be very busy in durham

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Beckenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An absolute must to visit if you are in the area. We had a guided tour from a very knowledgeable guide, which was fascinating and to be recommended. There are many interesting and beautiful things to see, so it is worth allowing plenty of time for your visit. The walk up to the cathedral is long and steep and involves... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The final resting place of St Cuthbert and the place from which the current Archbishop of Canterbury was translated. It is an inspiring Norman building with a wonderful organ and a good acoustic for the frequent concerts held there. It is the site for University graduations and for Lumiere in the autumn.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Absolutely fantastic, magnificent cathedral, a long walk up the hill from the Market Place but for £1 each way catch the cathedral bus service, bus stop outside Boots and it takes you to Palace Green. Also the Open Treasure Gallery and Monks Kitchen is a must £7.50 per adult and £2.50 child one could spend hours here its so interesting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

well impressed with the maintenance of the building keep up the good work, pleasant place to visit- we was welcomed by the staff- plenty of staff to hand for information if you require. Highly recorded if you in durham.

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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The cathedral is, of course, old and historic and it is one of the most impressive in England. It dominates the town and I have previously only ever seen it from the east coast trains on journeys to and from Edinburgh. Yet inside it is movingly quiet despite the many visitors like us. It was easy to find a space... More 

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