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Durham Cathedral

The College, Durham DH1 3EH, England
0191 386 4266
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Ranked #2 of 23 Attractions in Durham
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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179 reviews 179 reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

It was amazing place, tall and lofty and very different to most of the cathedrals in England. Lots of history as you would imagine and lots to see. Hearing about the displays is better that trying to do it on your own.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This review is a little different, because I was here as part of a short choir residency while the Durham Cathedral Choir was on holiday. The Cathedral is an amazing place, and I spent the better part of several days in it. The sense of history is close to overwhelming here, with only the cafe and the gift shop really... More

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Dorset
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We love visiting this cathedral. Brilliant stained glass and the wooden carving of the monks is superb. When you see the magnificence of this church you understand about how the builders viewed the greatness of their God.

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Antrim
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Day trip for some culture. Large cathedral , lots to see ,allegedly no pics allowed . Service on the day we were there so full of big wigs . Some interesting old uniforms . The band outside provided heat atmosphere

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York
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27 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Lovely stained windows, helpful staff quiet areas for silent prayer. Wonderful energy to this building. Outside there was a WW1 exhibition it all blended in nicely for a very pleasant visit.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

A magnificent building. Awe inspiring with a real sense of history and spirituality. One can feel the sense of devotion coming through the centuries. The side chapel where Saint Bede's tomb is venerated is something quite special. As is the high altar and behind that the tomb of Saint Cuthbert, monk and bishop of Melfose Abbey and hermit of Lindisfarne... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Durham Cathedral is very impressive. The architecture inside is highly specific - for example the carved columns are quite unique. The staff are very kind and eager to offer information. The history of the cathedral is described in various locations using panels. The panels are placed very discrete and offer a good background story of the history, which is really... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Fabulous cakes in an amazing setting , worth a visit every time we go to Durham. Nothing to dislike, good prices, home made cakes and scones

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Friendly and helpful staff. Some beautifully kept sculptures. I would like some more info on the sculptures and areas in the cathedral but maybe the integrity of the cathedral would be compromised. I feel there is an aweful lot of history associated with the cathedral and some areas are highlighted more then others. We didn't go up the tower but... More

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Genoa, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

The volunteers at Durham Cathedral (UNESCO World Heritage site) have done a fantastic job making a visit here both informative and spiritual while figuring out how to make money to save/restore the cathedral for future generations. The cathedral has many informative signs throughout and offers many brochures for purchase. Upon entrance there is a request for a 4 pound donation.... More

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