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Address: The College, Durham DH1 3EH, England
Phone Number: 0191 386 4266
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A truly awesome structure such detail and execution of craft I was slightly disappointed when the guide didn't know three questions I asked i.e.what kind of stone was the bulk... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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glasgow uk
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glasgow uk
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A truly awesome structure such detail and execution of craft I was slightly disappointed when the guide didn't know three questions I asked i.e.what kind of stone was the bulk of the Cathedral, how long did it take to complete and how high was the main Tower??

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Possibly our fault for visiting on a Sunday, however, almost all the cathedral was cordoned off and inaccessible. Only managed to get a glimpse of the entrance and attached chapel. Would have loved to have seen the rest of the place, guess we will just have to go back.

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Worksop, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Cathedral when you first enter has the WOW factor, probably wrong saying that with it being a holy place. A must for any Christian travelling in the area. It is also the final resting place for St Cuthbert and the Venerable Bede. It is a working Church and has several services during the day so prayers and communion can... More 

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Thank Pincham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

worth a visit. wonderful building steeped in history. shame you cant take photographs. interested in the homage to the Durham miners with lamp and book.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A magnificent cathedral with many helpful staff on hand. As for the city just now, they are driving a dual carriageway through the centre. We used the park & ride, which was good, but stops are not clearly marked. Suggest you get on the bus back from the stop you alighted, as the route to the south of the city... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Huge space, appropriate setting for Cuthbert and Bede. Not cluttered with too many memorials (thanks to various interventions). Cloister ceiling bosses are delightful, including one with a frog. Treasures exhibition should improve, not much interpretation of celtic carvings on crosses or hogback gravestones. Nor examples of Lindesfarne gospels

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Absolutely stunning and a wonderful atmosphere. Delightful people are there to help you and tell you interesting facts. The rose window is beautiful and the lego model of the cathedral is a masterpiece. There is a wonderful restaurant too.

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Beverley
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful every time we visit. I wish you take photographs as the building and window are so amazing - The shop is OK - and the staff are lovely too.

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Thank Love68Smith
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The choir were singing and bells rang whilst I visited. Under maintenance at the mo so not the best of photo but a wonderful cathedral. Highly recommend visiting if your in Durham.

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As a cathedral it is interesting with some parts very plain and simple in design contrasting with other parts which are exceptionally ornate. The cloisters lead to the undercroft which is unusally at ground level. In the undercroft the shop is very good and the café is a nice surrounding but let down a bit by poor service. They want... More 

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