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Durham Cathedral

Open Now: 07:30 - 18:00
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Durham Cathedral has been a place of worship, welcome and hospitality for almost one thousand years. We rely on donations, and we suggest you give £3 per person to support the Cathedral's future. Located at the heart of the Durham UNESCO World...more
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A must visit if you are anywhere near Durham. We went to visit the town while staying in Newcastle. The Cathedral is absolutely amazing, packing a lot of history inside its walls and if you pay 5 pounds you can visit one of its towers...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank EstefiDecia
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I got quite dizzy trying to see the top of the bell tower from the inside at dusk. What has been done with the stone is marvelous to behold. If you look closely, you can spot signs of paint from long ago. It’s worth taking...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JulieKLark
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Living in Durham i dont think we fully appreciate the castle,cathedral river banks etc. Instead of visiting other cities we decided to spend time in our home city. What a great day we had. Saw things we had never noticed before. Anyone thinking of visiting...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank paulphillips0803
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a must visit absolutely stunning History is amazing.take strong footwear you'll be in there hours but if you tire cafe inside for a cuppa.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bill578
Reviewed 4 days ago

A majestic beautiful cathedral in a historic city . There is so much to see , so if you’re in Durham it would be almost sinful not to visit the cathedral. Of course the most important things are : the relics of St Cuthbert and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank muldoonanne
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visiting this cathedral is always a pleasure. The first thing to note is that there is no general admission fee - though donations are most welcome, I would imagine that maintaining a building of this size has huge costs involved. Feel free to view nearly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Passenger822465
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Cathedral is so beautiful inside and outside. The staff were very nice and very informative about Durham Cathedral. I would recommend you come here if you are in Durham and it is also a World Heritage site.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jenniferstephenson
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you are interested in the history of England, of Christianity, of the north of England, of Durham in particular, then this is an essential visit. Take a one hour guided tour to familiarise yourself then visit as often as you can. The November Lumiere...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 286ede
Reviewed 4 days ago

One of my favourite places, I like to just go in and sit at the back, or wander around to soak up the atmosphere. There's a lovely tea room in the under croft and an interesting shop, as well as some really good conveniences! There's...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DianeC2120
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Historic ,spiritual and architectural visit.Stunning transfiguration window,powerful organ playing. This visit evoked interest at many levels. Prayerful meditation. Awe at the a architectural Norman pillars, music from organist, candles lit by visitors in remembrance of loved ones. Within walls which were unexpectedly warm from underfloor...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Seaside559729
1 October 2018|
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Response from Alex_Fearn1959 | Reviewed this property |
Indeed you can, with a choice of either traditional or tealight candles.
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It’s a cathedral! Why would you want Wi-fi??
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Response from markpittscom | Reviewed this property |
Half the people there are carrying cameras. Most are also taking taking pictures when cathedral personnel are not watching.
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