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Durham Cathedral

The College, Durham DH1 3EH, England
+44 191 386 4266
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Amazing architecture

Definitely worth a visit .£3 suggested donation. It's lovely to walk around and a guided tour is... read more

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Paula L
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Splendid

This is a must see if you are in the Durham area. It is a huge cathedral, but it is so beautiful... read more

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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
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The College, Durham DH1 3EH, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Definitely worth a visit .£3 suggested donation. It's lovely to walk around and a guided tour is offered but we didn't have time to do one.

Thank Paula L
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a must see if you are in the Durham area. It is a huge cathedral, but it is so beautiful both outside and in the interior. Probably the most beautiful we have visited in this trip, and we have seen many... It is...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The architecture of this place is unbelievable. Enter the building and the sheer size is astonishing. A must see if you visit Durham!

Thank darryl c
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great Cathedral, old and new blended well together. Has a lovely atmosphere. There are cloisters, separate Bede chapel, lego model in the shop and a good tea room.

Thank MytripsLincolnshire
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I truly awe inspiring building well worth a visit. The view from the tower is worth the climb. Their cafe is a good place to have lunch.

Thank 615mickh
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A beautiful cathedral with a lot of history. I highly recommend it. After visiting the cathedral you can enjoy the scenic town and many shops.

Thank John H
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Even for those without any religious inclination s the Cathedral is well worth a visit time & time again. Atmospheric and restful with a wonderful history. The staff/guides always have time to answer a question and to direct you to a quiet area should it...More

Thank jjwarrilow
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent. The Chancel and Nave are beautiful and the carved pillars amazing. Open Treasure exhibition is most interesting. The tombs of Cuthbert and Bede should be visited. It is a ‘must do’ visit. Add it to your bucket list!

Thank 302Dorothy
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Durham cathedral has everything. Whether you're spiritual, architectural, historical, macabre, into photography or sightseeing, Harry Potter or St Bede. The cathedral is magical and majestic set in the heart of a cultural and unspoilt city. Perfect. Just perfect

Thank Kay N
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A huge Cathedral with the shrine of St Cuthbert. Quite austere in the main, but some fine features. I was disappointed that there is no photography allowed inside the building. There is a chapel to the Durham Light Infantry, which contains a large wooden Memorial...More

Thank Liz H
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