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Durham Cathedral

Address: The College, Durham DH1 3EH, England
Phone Number: 0191 386 4266
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Durham
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural

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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

The cathedral is my mother church as I live in the Diocese. I go quite often for business as well as pleasure but I am always struck by the grandeur yet peaceful calm. Even on a busy visit to the shop I spend time in prayer and contemplation. I have to.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Lovely stillness and warmth comes from this super solid building. Staff were very welcoming and proactive. We did the tower tour which starts off with a nice broad spiral stair but ends up being quite narrow near the top. Well worth the effort to get up there though. 360 degrees views all around area. Don't miss Cuthbert's tomb at the... More 

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Hognaston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We visited the Cathedral during the afternoon of Saturday 13th December and were made to feel very welcome by the Cathedral staff. We returned for a magnificent carol concert in the evening and again on the Sunday to see a little more of the cathedral and later in the afternoon for the service of lighting the tree and blessing the... More 

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west yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We visited when some of it was closed off because there was a service going off,but the singing of Christmas carols just enhanced the atmosphere.It,s very well cared for and interesting and the staff were pleasant and helpful.The shop was very well stocked and we bought a few things,the café looked nice and had plenty in dining.Yes when in Durham... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Nicely looked after and well kept. Easy parking for disabled only otherwise a total nightmare. Beautiful interiors.

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Howden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This Cathedral is simply spectacular! The architecture is wonderful, and it is all well kept and beautifully cared for. The grounds are beautiful as well, and the whole area is well worth the visit. The only let down is that photgraphy is not allowed within the Cathedral....a petty and unneccessary rule!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This is a wonderful cathedral.When entering was met by some one to tell us about it. The cathedral is very beautiful and there is the usual gift shop and cafe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

The cathedral is truly spectacular. Architecturally, musically and culturally durham cathedral is fascinating. Well worth a visit.

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Philpstoun, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This is a beautiful church, the architecture is amazing. As an armature photographer I was really hoping to take some picture, but when my wife and I entered, I was told no picture taking was allowed. Why? Because of the ignorance of some people. I spoke with the people at the information booth, and was informed that in the past... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Visiting the Cathedral is one of those "must do" things when in Durham. A real sense of history prevails and the area around it is a community on its own right. Definitely worth the walk up and there are passageways leading down the various parts of the riverside. The alms house coffee shop in the square is very pleasant and... More 

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