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Durham Cathedral

The College, Durham DH1 3EH, England
+44 191 386 4266
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Cafe does a nice cooked lunch at reasonable price

Stopped in for lunch and enjoyed a nice roast beef and homemade Yorkshire pud with roastie and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lake District, United Kingdom

We called at the cathedral while visiting Durham. The building was under going work to the... read more

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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
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Reviewed yesterday

Stopped in for lunch and enjoyed a nice roast beef and homemade Yorkshire pud with roastie and three veg with gravy & horseradish sauce ....£8.50. Decent portion too. Our second visit and still good value.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We called at the cathedral while visiting Durham. The building was under going work to the outside,but it still stood proudly and imposing over the town. The stained glass and interior is breathtaking. A lovely place to visit just for this alone! You are not...More

Thank Natalie N
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Today I made a specific journey to see the “Open treasures” display and I was absolutely blown away by the quality and professionalism of the display of artefacts and information regarding the cathedral is Christian heritage. I have visited the Cathedral many times as live...More

Thank Philip E
Reviewed 5 days ago

We are not so into visiting old buildings, but this cathedral is impressive. We went to our daughter's graduation ceremony in the cathedral which can definitely be considered as a remarkable even we will remember forever!

Thank Dani G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If your ever in durham you need to pay a visit. Its a beautiful building & great to walk round. Young chilled might get a little board fast. You can also get some great views of it when you walk round the river banks

Thank Roslyne K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Large cathedral, grounds are good, if your into Harry Potter then its probably a must. Its free to visit.

Thank Clare720
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We first visited the Cathedral on a cold winter's day. We were in time for evensong, a short but atmospheric service late afternoon. Not an obvious tourist thing to do, but probably the best way to appreciate what this place has been about for its...More

Thank McWulf25
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here recently after talking a tour of the castle. It’s an amazing place to go - some of the stained glass windows are awesome and the whole building just reeks of history. It’s free to enter so if you’re in the area then...More

Thank Mark_Karen_06
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful .. and well worth a visit at anytime but a very special place at Christmas. A must-see if you are spending any time in Durham

Thank Adrian M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This wonderful cathedral reaches back to Norman times (1081). It is imposing and attractive overlooking the pleasant river Wear and sharing a wonderful quadrangle with Durham Castle, apparently first laid down in 990. There are no entry fees just a request for a donation at...More

Thank reubenmilner
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Jayne W
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You don’t need to store it just don’t take photographs
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I'm not sure I would contact the cathedral directly.
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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.