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Durham Cathedral

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Address: The College, Durham DH1 3EH, England
Phone Number: 0191 386 4266
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Although Durham cathedral isn't as imposing as some it's history is what makes the visit worthwhile. The discovered monks chapel really brings alive the history of the place, it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Filey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Although Durham cathedral isn't as imposing as some it's history is what makes the visit worthwhile. The discovered monks chapel really brings alive the history of the place, it is quite humbling to sit in such a quiet, simple and meaningful place. I would recommend a guided tour to get the best out of a visit. Highly recommended place to... More 

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

An interesting afternoon at one of Britain's amazing cathedrals. I paid the small fee to climb the 325 up the tower for an amazing view of the city. Well worth the hard work climbing the stairs.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We paid for the tour of the cathedral. This was excellent and the tour guide was a mine of information. Would definitely recommend you do this.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The cathedral is breathtaking on the inside and a really peaceful place. Our only disappointment was that my daughter was too young to go up the tower (you have to be 8). We didn't know about the lego cathedral until we visited the castle and got told about it by a guide so we made a second trip to see... More 

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This cathedral is as good as it gets, lots of history, starting at the main door. The architecture is also superb as is its position above the river Wear. Once again the guides were very helpful and friendly. The organ was playing which added to the atmosphere so allow plenty of time for viewing, taking in history and contemplation. Unusually... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Well preserved over the years.. Use a guide not to miss the details.. May take all day.. Impressive place even for non christians..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Interesting displays and an awe-inspiring cathedral. Free to enter, but you will be more than happy to part with a generous donation at the door.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I visited Durham with my folks, and even in this beautiful town, the cathedral stood out. I was unable to go inside (we took our dogs with us), but the exterior of the cathedral was great to look at and photograph, and as the sun started to set it started to look quite magnificent indeed. It's the kind of place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We stayed an hour's drive from Durham - yet had to make the trip to see the Cathedral. Despite giving in 4 stars instead of 5 - I'd still do it again. The Cathedral is fantastic architecture; built over 800 years ago and with such quality - it is amazing to view. In our disposable society, it would be very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Durham Cathedral is known as a magical place, and its architecture and atmosphere are unique in the UK. It is a place to spend time in, just soaking up the atmosphere. Unlike other cathedrals such as Canterbury, photography is not allowed and this helps one to simply 'be' in the space.

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