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Durham Cathedral

The College, Durham DH1 3EH, England
+44 191 386 4266
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What a fabulous visit we had to the castle. The guide was incredibly good - informative, humorous... read more

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benson71
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Beautiful, but hide your camera!

My first visit to Durham Cathedral was probably more than 45 years ago and I am always surprised by... read more

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Guis
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North Yorkshire, 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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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+44 191 386 4266
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Reviewed today via mobile

What a fabulous visit we had to the castle. The guide was incredibly good - informative, humorous, patient, knowledgeable and she spoke clearly and with great passion about the castle. Would definitely recommend a visit to the castle if you are in Durham.

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Reviewed yesterday

My first visit to Durham Cathedral was probably more than 45 years ago and I am always surprised by its beauty. It is a fabulous place to visit and have taken many people with me to be overwhelmed by its amazing features, to see marks...More

Thank Guis
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was a pleasure to visit such a wonderful Cathedral full of history & beauty, like many cathedrals in the United Kingdom.. Even though I'm not a Christian it was a very interesting tour. The architecture is amazing.The Glass paintings are beautiful. The Cathedral is...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful historic and inspirational. Would always recommend a guide to point out otherwise hidden stories and artefacts. Ours was an older gentleman who was informative and entertaining...think his name is Harry.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Cathedral really is the highlight of Durham. Pride of place and centre of the city, a landmark from every viewpoint. It’s free to enter, but the exhibition is extra. The gothic pillars in the cathedral and Norman architecture are impressive and stunning. You can...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As a well known American travel writer said I believe, it's one place you HAVE to visit in your life. Waited 12 years to do, so true. 'Nuff said!

1  Thank Nick B
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A very unique Cathedral , particularly with its monastic cloisters still in tact . No photography allowed , which is a shame given the stunning interior

Thank Wayne B
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Pleasure to visit in a center location and without charge. Quite impressive from the exterior and enormous but not especially interesting or unique inside

Thank pandpCalifornia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Well worth a visit, the staff are extremely knowledgeable and friendly, a magnificent cathedral, there is a cafe and a shop and information dotted around the cathedral.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Enjoyed visiting the cathedral with my family and friends.Was inspiring to walk, stay still and watch at my own rythm. We all followed our own pace and in the end met for some nice cakes and tea at the coffe shop.

Thank Loukia P
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Jayne W
2 November 2017|
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Response from Graham P | Reviewed this property |
You can keep it with you but am sure they would look after it if you so wish
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26 July 2017|
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Response from brian1112222015 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure I would contact the cathedral directly.
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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.
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