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Durham Cathedral

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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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The College, Durham DH1 3EH, England
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We are life member of the Friends of the Cathedral and have been going there for the last 50 years. Petty, I know, but it does grate when the cathedral guides pounce on you the minute you come in the door. I know they're just...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mcwDurham
Reviewed 3 days ago

You cannot go to Durham without a visit to the cathedral. Attended at Christmas time so attended a carol concert and candle lit procession. It is worth checking what is on at any time of the year and attend the service or event. Staff are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NeilWirral
Reviewed 3 days ago

Although its a bit of a climb, which some might find a little taxing the effort is worthwhile. I am not a church goer but I love looking at historical buildings including church ,cathedrals etc

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank andcoralie
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Possibly one of the most picturesque cities in the world, with its ancient cathedral with links to Harry Potter, its cobbled streets and photo opportunities around every corner. Not to mention its a unesco world heritage site as well.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank chrisdyson66
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you’re visiting Durham, the Cathedral is a must. It represents the heart of this small city, pulsating with history and magnificence.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to Durham to spend time with my mother's cousin, so it was just a one day quick visit. She took us to Durham Cathedral and it was interesting as well as their museum. We also purchased lunch at a Fish & Chips place...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank donnabaton
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fabulous cathedral - pretty hard to beat this spiritual house of God. Friendly greeting on entrance, nice tea shop but sadly the ‘frosty’ staff in the gift shop let the rest of the cathedral team down. Haughtiness is not relevant in such an ecclesiastic setting...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank I1826AJpamelad
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Happened to visit the cathedral when the carol service (in aid of the NSPCC) was starting. Stayed and joined in with my daughter and we really enjoyed it. Beautiful place and well worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Wendy G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I visited Durham cathedral for the first time and it was absolutely fantastic it is steeped in history it is well worth a visit and is free entry

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Raymondo1945
Reviewed 6 days ago

Another wonderful visit to the cathedral this time for the Christmas food festival, all the staff are welcoming and a great coffee shop

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Geoffrey K
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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.
20 June 2018|
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Response from margk86 | Reviewed this property |
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.