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- Durham Cathedral
- Alt Name:
- United Kingdom
- High Medieval (1000AD–1300AD)
- 1100AD - 1199AD
Newcastle upon Tyne,
- Durham Castle,
about Durham Cathedral
Durham Cathedral is a stunning cathedral dominating the town of Durham in Northern England and offering superb views to those willing (and able) to climb up the 300+ steps to the top of the tower.
Inside Durham Cathedral, there is a great deal of interest, including tombs of St Cuthbert and the Venerable Bede. Most of Durham Cathedral was built during the 11th and 12th Centuries, with the towers being added a little later (13th C). The central tower of Durham Cathedral was damaged by fire and was rebuilt in the 15th Century.
There are still monastic buildings including cloisters and a dormitory (now a library). There is also a museum (Treasury Museum) which houses relics of St Cuthbert and a collection of illuminated manuscripts.
Just as empires rise and fall so do entry fees and opening hours! While we work as hard as we can to ensure the information provided here about Durham Cathedral is as accurate as possible, the changing nature of certain elements mean we can't absolutely guarantee that these details won't become a thing of the past. If you know of any information on this page that needs updating you can add a comment above or now.
Address: Durham Cathedral, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3EH
Phone: +44 (0) 191 386 4266
Take the A1(M) to Durham and then follow the A690 to Durham City Centre and then signs for Durham Cathedral. The nearest public transportation is Durham Station and it is possible to get the Cathedral bus from there.
Entrance to Durham Cathedral is free, though donations are welcome and help support the considerable upkeep costs. Durham Cathedral open most days until 6pm, though occassionally access is restricted due to services.
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