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Durham Cathedral

The College, Durham DH1 3EH, England
+44 191 386 4266
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This was an unexpected gem. Durham cathedral is lovely. Sadly the tower was being renovated so we... read more

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annelien v
Good to see again

Although we don’t live too far from here. I must admit I have not visited since I was on an... 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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+44 191 386 4266
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Reviewed yesterday

This was an unexpected gem. Durham cathedral is lovely. Sadly the tower was being renovated so we couldn't go up but none the less we had a wonderful time visiting it.

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Reviewed yesterday

Although we don’t live too far from here. I must admit I have not visited since I was on an exchange visit at 16. I probably did not appreciate the beauty of the building at that age. It is also refreshing to be welcomed into...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I enjoyed visiting Durham Cathedral for a brief visit with a friend. We both lit candles and wrote personal messages for our lost loved ones that have passed. I thoroughly enjoyed being inside the Cathedral. We didnt manage to go around it all. The music...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Here are the negatives as I see them: 1. They don’t allow photos in the cathedral. (This is to maintain the quiet reflective atmosphere - yet people are looking thru binoculars, talking, reading guidebooks, and inspecting the cathedral’s informational plaques. And everywhere in the church...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The road to arrive this cathedral is a long and winding and climbing one. But once at the atrium it is so serene and peaceful. The cathedral closes late at night so you have chance to arrive and go in. No matter what I say...More

Thank azb61
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Simply spectacular and a must see when visiting Durham, couldn’t recommend visiting this place any more highly! Such a fantastic and beautiful city - a walk around the river banks is a must!

Thank Dale7987
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 4 days ago

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

Thank patrickM61
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Reviewed 5 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 5 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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keitheey12
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Response from markpittscom | Reviewed this property |
No, they do not.
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Jayne W
1 November 2017|
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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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ceg51
25 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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