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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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This is the second time we have just popped in to see if anything is going on. we both love choral music and in 2 trips we have had 3 excellent musical experiences. Cathedral... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This is the second time we have just popped in to see if anything is going on. we both love choral music and in 2 trips we have had 3 excellent musical experiences. Cathedral staff are great and friendly. The trip up the tower is for fit people but well worth it, great views. Another site worth seeing is the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Visited Durham Cathedral on a Friday afternoon, just before closing time. The inside was very impressive. Particularly enjoyed looking at the organs and the choir stalls! The Lego model of the cathedral was also very impressive and starting to take shape! Only criticism would be that the cathedral is free entry yet, on entering you are instantly met by a... More 

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Stoke on Trent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We have visited Durham Cathedral many times. One of the most stunning Cathedral I have ever seen. The shrine of St Cuthbert is just breathtaking. If you get a chance visit the cathedral during the Lumière festival, it really is a sight to behold.

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Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Durham Cathedral (located next to the Durham Castle) is an absolutely beautiful old cathedral and can be seen from afar (as it's on a hill). It is beautiful from the outside too, but I would definitely recommend going inside as the windows are magnificent and definitely worth looking at! I didn't have time for the tower, but you can also... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Visited Durham this week and enjoyed a walk around the Cathedral, well worth it, the building is impressive and it has a good book shop, the meet and greet staff made you feel welcome, I liked the idea of not charging, it encouraged me to give a donation to the refurbishment scheme fund, which deserves public support. I would recommend... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

If your stumped for something to do on a rainy spring day then you can do a lot worse than popping to durham city and visiting the magnificent cathedral. Steeped in history and therapeutic to budding historians. No entrance fee but please give generously at the visitors entrance or contribute to the model Lego cathedral to assist with renovations to... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

My son and I were visiting Durham for the day and decided to visit the Cathedral. From where the coach dropped us off down by the waterfront up to the Cathedral was about a 15 - 20 minute up hill walk. I did not like the narrow cobble streets to walk on, and sometimes you forget that the cars and... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

If you like stained glass and the story of Christian faith you need to see the windows here, beautiful, fantastic condition and reveal the story of Christianity in Northern England. Newer windows reveal some modern history and are just as impressive. The stone work inside and out is amazing and makes you appreciate the skill of the men who built... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We paid to go up the cathedral tower. Exhausting but worth it. 350 steps to the top. Good view of the city

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Magnificent! A real beauty. I am glad to have seen it, glad that the staff welcome people simply to enjoy the architecture. Spening a few days on the river bank, walking and seeing the cathedral in it's beauty from many different angles/walkways/places was a real treat.

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