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Address: The College, Durham DH1 3EH, England
Phone Number: 0191 386 4266
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Stunning but the tower is hard work

Having visited the cathedral many times, we had never been up the tower itself. The cathedral is stunning and well worth viewing but if you want great views of Durham go up the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Having visited the cathedral many times, we had never been up the tower itself. The cathedral is stunning and well worth viewing but if you want great views of Durham go up the tower! It's over 350 steps so its hard work and the spiral staircase is narrow but chance to stop to catch your breath on the way up!... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

beautiful inside, lovely people, cafe a gem, loved the pay a £1 for a lego brick to build the cathedral what a good way to raise funds. And it was free, it was a credit to the volunteers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The cathedral has a very interesting history. The guided tour was well worthwhile as we gained a real insight into the background behind the cathedral and some of the characters who shaped its history. Only thing stopping a 5 star rating is that our guide was slightly over expansive.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

On entering through the main door of the Cathedral, past those iconic Lion door knockers into the sanctuary of the cathedral, I could feel the history surrounding me. Everywhere you look there is something to see. Walking through the Cloisters and corridors you can just imagine the Monks and all the people who have been there before you and then... More 

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Billingham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

However, and although It is only a suggested donation of £5, I can't help thinking that an organisation such as the Church of England, who receive support for this wonderful building through lottery funding. Are reluctant to dip into their investment and property portfolio of £5.2Billion. It seems a little odd to me..... However, the building is fantastically beautiful, and... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The cathedral is a real sight to see, surrounded by durham city which is a nice walk. Inside the cathedral is just as good with amazing stained glass windows, little bits of history are dotted around as well for your curiosity

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed seeing around this stunning old building which is very much in use. The hall and chapel in particular were quite lovely.

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a fascinating cathedral and one of the fastest built - some seventy years only! There are too many points of interest of both historical and architectural detail to list here. But the building is such a statement of faith on so many levels. The fine cathedral choir is also well worth hearing, so if you can plan your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Peaceful, beautiful , physically stirring. Feeds your mind and your heart. Sit and take in the breathtaking structure awe of it's beauty and it's future for all .

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Durham Cathedral is one of the most impressive buildings you'll ever visit, not just because of the size and scale (particularly given the fact that it was built nearly a thousand years ago), but also because of it's wonderful location. My daughter and I first saw it as we drove into the delightful little City from the A1. It fills... More 

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