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“Great afternoon visit”
Review of Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral
Ranked #2 of 59 things to do in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
Reviewed April 8, 2018

Durham Cathedral is very impressive and certainly worth a visit. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time

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Reviewed April 7, 2018

Splendid looking cathedral and plenty to see inside. Normally churches and cathedrals alike can be very cold. However, this cathedral wasn't and was lovely to walk around. There are plenty of guides to answer any questions. The whole place had a wonderful warm ambience about it. The architecture along with the stain glass windows are a lovely site.

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Reviewed April 7, 2018

Nice castle with nearby shopping and walking. Durham is a painfully quaint town with lots of opportunity for leisurely strolls, etc.

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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

This separate and paid for exhibition is amazing. Highlight is the exhibition of artefacts from the 7th century burial of st Cuthbert. When you realise the age of these objects including tapestries it's a marvel that they exist at all. But the exhibition has also opened up other previously unseen parts of the cathedral to public view. An excellent addition to a stunning cathedral.

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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

This is a must see while in Durham. The cathedral itself is stunningly beautiful let alone the very interesting story of its origin... suffice to give hints that goes back to Lindisfarne and the monks and the Vikings... go see for yourself. Very friendly staff in the church!!! Even very welcome towards the children, with all sorts of games and picture treasure hunt etc which made the trip all the more interesting to the whole family.
This is a splendid sight you do not want to miss when in the area.

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