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Durham Cathedral

Open Now: 07:30 - 18:00
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Durham Cathedral has been a place of worship, welcome and hospitality for almost one thousand years. We rely on donations, and we suggest you give £3 per person to support the Cathedral's future. Located at the heart of the Durham UNESCO World...more
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The College, Durham DH1 3EH, England
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All reviews venerable bede magnificent building st cuthbert awe inspiring well worth a visit rose window stained glass norman architecture no charge free entry harry potter world heritage site the river steeped in history guided tour gift shop palace green
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have visited this beautiful cathedral many times, and have now visited Open Treasures. At £17.50 for a family including children under 18 this was very good value. It would be worth the cost just to appreciate the beauty of the monks’ dormitory, which now...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Breath taking building with an amazing history. Staff are very friendly and welcoming. No entry fee, but donation of £3 recommended to help preserve this incredible cathedral.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A wonderful church, covering an enormous layout. Well arranged routes in and out preventing overcrowding at busy times. A must if you visit Durham.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My daughter Lara moved to Durham in March 2018 and I visited her from 14/12/18 till 30/12/18 . I arrived by trian from King's Cross round 16:00 and as we walked down to the bus station ,I looked up and saw the Castle and Cathedral...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A must see wether your local or visiting. So much history. Have been here many times in my life but it’s always interesting to see.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Alist2502
Reviewed 5 days ago

You had the option of donating £3.00 on entry and could pay more in you wish, which is I feel very good as I am not a religious person but strongly believe we should not be forced to pay to gain entry into a religious...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank oldboy54
Reviewed 6 days ago

Durham cathedral is a beautiful place of worship when I go there I always feel very humble and a great feeling of peace comes over me in fact its time I visited again to see our history laid out for you to see and if...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank james b
Reviewed 6 days ago

I fully appreciate the fact that money is needed for the upkeep of the fabric of the building and as a place of worship no admission fee can be charged (although a fee is charged at York Minster) I thought I was being handed a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank phoenix021
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing Experience and it’s free. Well ok they ask politely for a donation which we were more than happy to give. The Cathedral is stunning and will be even more so when the Tower is fully renovated. There are a host of volunteers on hand...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SteveJo2016
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

So I live in Durham, I see the cathedral every day and I think it's beautiful. However, I'd never actually been inside until I got caught in the snow earlier this month, and I have to say this place is amazing. The atmosphere is nice...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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1 October 2018|
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Response from Alex_Fearn1959 | Reviewed this property |
Indeed you can, with a choice of either traditional or tealight candles.
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Response from margk86 | Reviewed this property |
It’s a cathedral! Why would you want Wi-fi??
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Response from markpittscom | Reviewed this property |
Half the people there are carrying cameras. Most are also taking taking pictures when cathedral personnel are not watching.