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Durham Cathedral

The College, Durham DH1 3EH, England
0191 386 4266
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Ranked #2 of 26 Attractions in Durham
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

As a steward at the Cathedral may I correct something written in a review in October by John, he writes that if you enter the church at the time of a service and you dont wish to take part you are politely asked to leave,........... totally wrong. We always, but always ,tell visitors that there is service at that time,... More

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AUCKLAND
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The 11th Century Cathedral has some gorgeous stained glass windows. In addition two ancient saints - St Bede and St Cuthbert are buried inside.. The cathedral setting is idyllic - on a rocky promontory with the medieval city below and the river sweeping round. After viewing the cathedral and the castle exterior we enjoyed ourselves exploring the lovely city below.

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Auckland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Just outstanding with easy access and excellent guide information . The buildings and displays were fascinating

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Santo Tomas
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40 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Very, very impressive buildings and a staff who bend over backward to help explain this massive undertaking. Climbing the tower of 325 steps was a highlight and afforded great views of the entire area from the top.

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South shields
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

It's a small city with a big punch. Historic and very impressive, the cathedral and castle give you a great impression of life back in those days. The steeple was open and it's a great way to see the city. I like the feel of the place and it's laid back too. If you've never been go for the day,... More

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Stratford, NZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I Often find that every cathedral is pretty similar but my visit to Durham Cathedral was interesting and informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I was in Newcastle as an invited speaker at an architectural conference, and it was suggested that one should at least spend a day visiting Durham Castle, so I did. The experience was amazing. My favourite part of the visit was seeing the amazing Durham Castle "Sanctuary Knocker", which was beautiful. Plus, the meaning behind the knocker was great too.... More

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Glasgow, Scotland.
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

A wonderful Norman Cathedral which sits in a perfect setting above beautiful Medieval Durham. You can visit for free but a £5 suggested donation is welcomed. A handy leaflet for £1 will give you the key facts as you wander through this 900 year old masterpiece. There are many highlights including the massive arches in the nave, the rose window,... More

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Newcastle and Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Imposing architecture with a real sense of grandeur. Excellent restaurant for meals, snacks or just a cuppa. Well stocked shop with unique mementos as well as a great range of Christian books and artefacts. All with easy access.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We booked the tour with a guide but unfortunately this was spoilt was the sound crew who were testing for a film on Tony Benn which was being held that evening. Even though our guide Philip asked if they could stop for the hour of our tour, they continued to play the film at a loud pitch making it very... More

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