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Durham Cathedral

The College, Durham DH1 3EH, England
+44 191 386 4266
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We were able to sneak in at the back during afternoon, we were in Durham during Graduation time so... read more

Reviewed today
Don't miss this cathedral

The cathedral dominates the city of Durham and it really is a must for any visitor, whether... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
The College, Durham DH1 3EH, England
+44 191 386 4266
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Reviewed today

We were able to sneak in at the back during afternoon, we were in Durham during Graduation time so there were lots of things going on. Beautiful.

Thank Niknakatarian
Reviewed yesterday

The cathedral dominates the city of Durham and it really is a must for any visitor, whether Christian or not. There is an entry fee but it is reasonably cheap. You can pay more and get a guided tour, but when we were there they...More

Thank walkmanFife
Reviewed yesterday

Take the guided tour as the information we were given was totally fascinating and informative. Well worth the price.

Thank John S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Obviously Durham cathedral is a very impressive building, my recommendation to get the most out of your visit and a deeper understanding is to take a guided tour, the life of st cuthbert and how he ended up in Durham are fascinating, the desecration of...More

Thank Obeen1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A very warm welcome Wednesday and Thursday nut stewards seemed rather self-absorbed on Friday. Very good guided tour with friendly snd informative guide. Our guide watned us that there would be a pause for Thursday 'Peace and Reconciliation' prayers and he managed it very well....More

Thank Maxxone
Reviewed 2 days ago

My family and I spent the day in Durham and visited the cathedral, it was beautiful, even my 15 year old son enjoyed all the history and exploring all the different areas inside. There are lots of people working there to answer questions and offer...More

Thank robin0602
Reviewed 3 days ago

Years ago, my wife and I had to quickly organize a vacation to take advantage of a period of time during her change of a job. We decided to go to England, where there would be no language issue, and to take a tour of...More

Thank GEDLosAngeles_CA
Reviewed 3 days ago

2000 years of history well worth a tour of this beutifull building and the relics that's it looks after

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I am a regular visitor to Durham Cathedral, it is quite simply one of my favourite places in the world. It is a grand and imposing on the landscape, however with an amazing tranquility once you are inside. Wheather you're a pilgrim or simply a...More

Thank Greg_OC1985
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the most amazing cathedral I've ever visited - great example of medieval architecture melded with more modern changes. The tour guide was amazing (I forgot his name), and he was extremely knowledgeable and engaging. It is a working church, so respect is a...More

Thank julebean67
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28 October 2016|
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Response from Maggid62 | Reviewed this property |
The Cathedral opens early for worship (about 7.45) you can go in during this time. The building is open until 6pm. Open Treasure (the new exhibition) opens at 10 and has last entry at 4pm. Hope this helps.
25 August 2016|
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Response from Susan W | Reviewed this property |
The scaffolding is just around the top of one tower so doesn't spoil the Cathedral too much really worth a visit
15 August 2016|
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Response from pharika t | Reviewed this property |
I went there around 4 p.m. on Sunday. And I can enter the main building during the services. You can stand at the back of the hall quietly or go to cathedral shop through a small door on the right side.