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Address: The College, Durham DH1 3EH, England
Phone Number: 0191 386 4266
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Interesting tour of amazing building

We had pre-booked a guided tour of the cathedral and a climb to the top of the tower with a online discount company at half the normal price. We arrived just in time to join the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We had pre-booked a guided tour of the cathedral and a climb to the top of the tower with a online discount company at half the normal price. We arrived just in time to join the 11am tour, and it was very informative. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable. After the tour we climbed the 325 steps to the top... More 

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Dalton-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The oldest cathedral in England with the tomb of St Cuthbert ... also super coffee! The views of the cathedral from the square and from it down onto the city were excellent.

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Scotland UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I love that entry is free and donations are requested. We paid to climb the spiral staircase to the steeple roof, well worth it. The coffee and cake in the undercroft cafe were delicious. Durham best cafe! Amazing Lego reconstruction of the cathedral too. The cloistered are beautiful. We are so look I nhs forward to another visit in 2016... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

A most fabulous and well preserved / maintained ancient building with plenty to see and admire throughout . If you're up to it have a go at climbing the never ending spiral steps up to the top of the tower to admire the never ending fantastic and spectacular views of all around , you can see for miles and miles... More 

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Literally just popped in on the way to Seahouses. This has been on our radar for some time as we like a church. The cathedral is huge and has many interesting artefacts including the tomb of St Cuthberts. Durham cathedral has a fascinating history and is very impressive. There is no admission fee but we put a contribution in the... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Really gorgeous building, full of interesting history. I'm not a spiritual person but it was such a lovely visit. They seemed to be setting up for some kind of concert when I visited, which was a bit disruptive but didn't take away from the beauty of the place. Would 100% recommend visiting if you find yourself in Durham.

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Durham Cathedral is rightly considered to be one of the finest examples of Norman architecture in the UK and is very deserving of its UNESCO World Heritage Site designation. For many years we have seen the tops of the Cathedral from trains travelling through Durham on the East Coast Mainline but this was the first time that either of us... More 

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Seaham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Being a local I take this place for grated but it is truly an amazing piece of architecture. The history, grounds and views from the tower are something you have to see if you ever visit Durham. I have been a fair few times and never get bored of it, I've been in all seasons but would definitely recommend a... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We learned so much about Durham Cathedral by taking the free tour offered daily by the very knowledgeable guides. Our guide, Janet, was so knowledgeable and shared countless stories of the history of this magnificent structure....it was such a rich experience as a result.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This Cathedral is well worth a visit with many interesting things to see. Entry is free though most will be agreeable to giving a donation via Gift Aid to help with the upkeep of this historic building. The guide leaflet is most informative and the visit is rounded off well by a visit to the coffee shop/restaurant and gift shop.... More 

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