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“A great eye opener!”
Review of Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral
Ranked #2 of 59 things to do in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Durham Cathedral has been a place of worship, welcome and hospitality for almost one thousand years. Located at the heart of the Durham UNESCO World Heritage Site, Durham Cathedral is one of the finest examples of Romanesque architecture in Europe. Built in 1093, the Cathedral is famous as the Shrine of St Cuthbert and the resting place of the Venerable Bede. Durham Cathedral also boasts the most intact surviving set of medieval monastic buildings in the UK. These spectacular spaces house Open Treasure, a world-class visitor experience which reveals the remarkable story of Durham Cathedral and its incredible collections through temporary and permanent exhibits for visitors of all ages. Entrance to Durham Cathedral is free, with donations invited. Charges apply to group tours, public tours and Open Treasure.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed February 10, 2013

I had a great few hours in the Cathedral viewing the many sites and artwork on display, a great history to our past and a must see when on a visit to Durham.

Thank kay r
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

Great building, there were loads of guides to answer any questions. There was a special atmosphere in this building.

Thank Sandra S
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

Very impressive.A mixture of building timelines. Lots of guides to give information and respond to questions. Free entry. Good way to spend an hour. Shop good and cafe selection and prices good.

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Reviewed February 7, 2013

What a testimant to the Glory of God. It is lovely and peaveful to just wander round and feel God's presence in the place and sit and think or pray. The coffee shop sells the most gorgeous cakes and coffee so do visit.

Thank Pat B
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

Its a really vast cathedral with a lot to view. It also holds the resting place of St Cuthbert and the venerable Bede which was quite interesting. If you go to Durham you have to visit the cathedral.

Thank steved1
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