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Durham Cathedral

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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 st cuthbert venerable bede magnificent building 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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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 yesterday 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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
Thank Silver H
Reviewed 4 days ago

what a wonderful place to visit lots of history .the grounds are nice to sit in,the castle is just opposite ,small tea room .

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank COIiN2014
Reviewed 5 days ago

The cathedral can be seen from almost every road into the city. Steeped in history.From the Sanctuary knocker to St.Bede. Beautiful historic building with plenty to see. Lovely coffee shop also.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank disp12
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was bon in Durham so the Cathedral is a major part of my life. I have written books about the place, and researched its history. No place in the country is comparable. (In my opinion)

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.