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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 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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So much history. A beautiful building that holds so much history in relation to the UK, Religion, Film as well as Architecture and Engineering. The final resting place of two saints in Bede and Cuthbert. There is so much to see with many different exhibits...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful cathedral. Surrounded by students. In a lovely area. Not sure about it costing 150k A WEEK to run? Hey ho, nice to see it up close.

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

If you like magnificent buildings and remarkable architecture then Durham Cathedral will impress. Admission is FREE but there are tours etc for which a fee is charged. The cafe is great both in its location and food and drink. Good website.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful Durham Cathedral. The Evensong service made us cry it was so wonderful it was overwhelming! The voices of angels, outstanding choir. A must visit!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Claire A
Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing Cathedral and the link to Harry Potter makes it magical for the children especially the secret door. Nice cafe and gift shop. Light a candle while you are there and gaze at the stained glass windows. The staff are very knowledgeable and there are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 5 days ago 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
Thank Snuggymodo
Reviewed 6 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
Thank Voyager212
Reviewed 1 week 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
Thank ldeb1
Reviewed 1 week 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
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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.