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Durham - The Cathedral and Old City
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Durham - The Cathedral and Old City

By Ye Olde England Tours
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£260.00
per adult
Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 15-99
Duration: 24h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Entry/Admission - Durham Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Durham Cathedral
What's not included
  • Food and drinks


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Wheelchair accessible
        • Pushchair accessible
        • Service animals allowed
        • Near public transportation
        • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
        • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8607P19

        • Dress code is smart casual
        • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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        • Ye Olde England Tours
          382
          London, England
          Joined in July 2013
        • Roam15448434284
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Thoroughly enjoyable
          Thoroughly enjoyable, a great 1/2 day out being informative and entertaining. The courtroom, the gaol, the cells and convicts stories all very good, however the court case is definitely the star attraction
          Written 25 May 2024
        • lyndat805
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing house shown by friendly and knowledgeable guide
          We were lucky enough to have a private tour of Hatfield this week. The house is filled with incredible original paintings and treasures, all shown to us by Dermot, a charming and knowledgeable tour guide who took us through the spectacular rooms pointing out the features. The gardens are beautiful and the house, although splendid, has a family feel.
          Written 16 May 2024
        • ellenpS3987TK
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Highlight of our London trip
          This was indeed the highlight of our trip. Lovely gardens and our guide Stephen told us much of the fascinating history and traditions of the City of London. Our mouths were hanging open in amazement much of the time. We encountered hardly any other tourists on this guided walk. Wonderful!
          Written 15 May 2024
        • cgV5279ZC
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Dates all Tyne bridges built
          The Tyne Bridge/George V (1928); the High Level Bridge (1849); The Redheugh bridge (1871, 1901, 1983) the Swing Bridge (1876); the Millennium Bridge/Queen Elizabeth (2001) The Chain bridge (1831-1967) The Scotswood road Bridge (1968) The Scotswood rail bridge: 1st was wooden, opened in 1839; 2nd in 1860; 3rd in 1865; 4th, a wrought-iron, six-span version in 1871. The Newburn bridge (built 1893, bought 1947 by Northumberland) Corbridge (1674) listed
          Written 9 May 2024
        • Passenger45669117580
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Winston Churchill
          Our tour guide Kevin was wonderful. His knowledge and stories about Winston Churchill were fascinating. We went to many special places frequented by Mr Churchill. Kevin was amazing and very friendly.
          Written 9 May 2024
        • Y2786VPkarenn
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful Tour and Guide
          We had a wonderful walking tour with Kevin! From the Anti-aircraft guns to the St Paul's area, to the Churchill War rooms, Kevin was a fountain of knowledge about everything in London. He knows every nook and cranny and has so much knowledge, that for us, this was not just a Blitz tour, but a fabulous tour of London. Adding to his knowledge is his warm and friendly personality. We would recommend Kevin for any London tour.
          Written 8 May 2024
        • beverley a
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Historical Excellence
          Came to Peterborough with friends and visited the Cathedral. ENTRY IS FREE but in lieu can leave a donation in the box provided on your way out. Steeped in history and if you walk to the back section of the church this is an addition to the original building...took our breath away. The ceilings, architecture is amazing. The inner peace felt was awesome. So worth a visit
          Written 5 May 2024
        • 229me
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fiction and Facts Made an Unforgettable Tour
          The option to meet at our hotel is why we chose the longer tour. Steven arrived early and took good care of us all morning. My husband is not a Dickens enthusiast and in hindsight it would have been safe for him to entrust me to Steven. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and saw places that Dickens wrote about: Marshalsea Prison and Little Dorrit’s Church were the most emotional for me but seeing where the young Charles Dickens lived while working in the shoe blacking factory brought me to tears.
          Written 4 May 2024
        • MaryV225
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent tour by knowledgeable tour guide Nathan .
          Excellent tour by knowledgeable guide , Nathan on a sunny afternoon in London. We had a wonderful tour and a great visit to the war rooms . Happily recommend
          Written 1 May 2024
        • Makere E
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          History Simply Explained
          Stephen Liddell of Ye Olde England Tours was my guide and took me through Nottingham streets, including St Mary’s Church where Robin Hood would visit and was spotted by a monk who reported the sighting to the Sheriff of Nottingham. The sheriff had him captured until Little John rescued him. This and many other snippets of history makes this a great tour. The walk through the City of Caves was amazing and the visit to the remains of Nottingham Castle very interesting. Stephen makes English history enjoyable and fun! Definitely recommend this tour.Ends with an ale at Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem pub - one of the oldest pubs in England.
          Written 1 May 2024
        • rries4321
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic Pub Tour!!!
          What an incredible tour!!! Our guide Stephen took us to five pubs that were fantastic with each one having a very unique history (and the beers were great too!). My favorite was the Mayflower, the oldest pub on the River Thames! Stephen is incredibly knowledgeable on London's history and shared many interesting stories about the pubs and the surrounding area. I would recommend this tour to anyone and we look forward to booking another tour with him next year!
          Written 29 April 2024
        • Guide542168
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Don't miss this pub tour
          Stephen was an exceptional friendly and knowledgeable guide! We got great pub history as well as history around London. Definitely worth it! I highly recommend this tour.
          Written 26 April 2024
        • Thomas S
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Hatfield House is a revelation!!!
          The season at Hatfield House has just opened. We were lucky enough to get Dermot as our guide to the Old Palace. We are both familiar with King Henry Vlll and his sorry treatment of religious orders and his 6 wives. However hearing Dermot illustrate these turbulent times within the very walls that were so pivotal to Tudor England and its Queens , well it was simply enthralling. We highly recommend the Old Palace tour and will return to hear and witness the history and majesty of the later Hatfield House.
          Written 20 April 2024
        • tracycI6414AW
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Dr Who walking tour.
          We did this in February 2023 with family to help our son celebrate his 21st birthday. Stephen was an amazing guide and made our day extra fun filled. James Bond places and Info were thrown in too being Bond lovers and whovians it was the best. We promise to do another tour on next visit.
          Written 18 April 2024
        • 492ChrisW492
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Disgusted. Poor form.
          Pity the website didn't mention that two of the major attractions were closed Monday and Tuesday. No mention of that when I bought two tickets 'for all attractions' Not impressed. We had pre booked a hotel an hour and a half further west, so either I waste good chunk of my ticket price, or make a three hour round trip to see the closed attractions. I should bill them for my time, petrol and parking. A disgrace. Never again.
          Written 16 April 2024
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        steven w
        Leeds, UK208 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        You cannot fail to be impressed by this imposing cathedral and the history behind it. The welcome is warm and the stewards informative and chatty. There is so much to see and process. Memorials, tombs and the huge architecture. Do spend some time at the shrines of Beds and St Cuthbert, as well as appreciating the stained glass.

        To complement our visit we called into the cafe where we were served a lovely latte and a huge jam and cream scone, delicious and every bit homemade.

        A voluntary donation is requested and we were happy to donate, it was such a wonderful experience for a small amount of money.
        Written 7 February 2024
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        Kathryn S
        Sheffield, UK503 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        A quaint city to visit with lots of shops, bars etc. A good river walk as well as views of the cathedral and castle. Clean and tidy on the whole and places well signposted.
        Written 6 September 2021
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        Chris W
        Calgary, Canada4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2017
        Durham is a unique and always delightful city. From the river Wear down below to the magnificent Norman Cathedral and castle on top of the steep hill, with the university all round, it is surprisingly small yet seems surprisingly big. The Cathedral is breathtaking in its size, beauty and treasures, and dominates the city from wherever you look. Lots of good hotels and shops. A fabulous city.
        Written 18 March 2018
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        Neil K
        Liverpool, UK831,254 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        On a week's holiday in Newcastle Upon Tyne my twin brother Stephen and I decided to jump the train down to Durham and check out this pretty town and we weren't disappointed.
        The two major tourist sites are Durham Castle and Durham Cathedral but there's so much more ,walking along the riverfront and you can view some amazing buildings, there's also pretty and ancient bridges that cross the River Wear, add to this the amazing amount of pubs, bars and restaurants and you have a great town to explore.
        Written 6 November 2021
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        FondGrandad
        Falkirk49 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2018
        Walking up the streets of the old town of Durham to the Palace Green, the site of Durham Cathedral, the Bishop's Castle, the Cathedral Library and other historic buildings is an experience in itself. The winding, hilly streets prepare you for the sight of the great Gothic cathedral.But go inside - and if you can join a guide tour of the cathedral. Led by an enthusiastic, knowledgeable volunteer, this is the best way to appreciate the architecture and history of the building.
        Written 15 February 2019
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