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Durham Cathedral

The College, Durham DH1 3EH, England
+44 191 386 4266
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Great tour guide

An amazing beautiful place. Would recommend booking on a tour of the cathedral as it's well worth... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Taken back to olden days

If you are in north east of UK and want to see some spectacular olden architecture, you must visit... 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
The College, Durham DH1 3EH, England
+44 191 386 4266
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Reviewed yesterday

An amazing beautiful place. Would recommend booking on a tour of the cathedral as it's well worth it. Our tour guide was called Alan and his knowledge was immense. He was also very interesting and informative. Glad not to have missed seeing this wonderful sight.

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Reviewed yesterday

If you are in north east of UK and want to see some spectacular olden architecture, you must visit this place. The cathedral has some amazing glass art and the walk along the waterfront only adds to the overall experience. A visit on a summer...More

Thank Tripreviewsbyme
Reviewed yesterday

Waited along time to get here, a lifetime and well worth the wait!! It has such a FANTASTIC history esp. having visited Lindisarne It has such a welcoming feel...helped by no forced donation process before you enter. LOTS of helpful people around...as a result I...More

Thank Mend0
Reviewed yesterday

We visited Durham Cathedral on a two-day one night visit to this attractive city. Close to our hotel (see Radisson Blu review) we took the mini bus which goes up to the cathedral which was built high above the city, close to the castle. There...More

Thank NinaScott
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Cathedral itself is magnificent, with spectacular stained glass, especially the famed Rose Window. The archives of the cathedral are truly amazing; we visited in September during the exhibition of Magna Carta and the Forester Charter. Having the ability to review such historic documents, both...More

Thank hrtraveler
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great Cathedral to visit. Very impressive. Take you time and take it all in. We have been to Ely, Edinburgh, Lincoln etc. They all are different. This one ranks at the very top of an impressive list.

Thank fssutton1
Reviewed 3 days ago

Spent three hours exploring the Cathedral. So much to see and experience. The Open Treasures exhibition is a must see and well worth the admission

Thank Lederz
Reviewed 3 days ago

One has to be impressed when you first get a glimpse of the cathedral, it`s a shame you cannot take photo`s inside but rules are rules. You have to talk to the guides as they are full of information and super friendly. Read all the...More

Thank MelvinNewportGwent
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very impressive building inside and out, great history, helpful volunteer guides/ushers and lots of useful and interesting information about the building and its history. Lovely stone and wood work.

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The architecture and splendour of the Cathedral is a wonder to behold. The shrine of St. Cuthbert is very moving. It is very dark inside and photography not permitted. Personally I found it rather oppressive but that is the style and architecture of the building....More

Thank JohnB042
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25 July 2017|
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Response from brian1112222015 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure I would contact the cathedral directly.
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