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Durham Cathedral

Type:Cathedral / Minister

Durham, DH1 3EH

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Durham Cathedral

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Durham Cathedral is thought by many to be the finest example of Norman church architecture in England. The Norman Cathedral was founded in 1093 and replaced the earlier Anglo-Saxon church. It was completed by 1133 and has been a place of worship since its foundation through to the present day. Durham Cathedral also has the tombs of St Cuthbert and The Venerable Bede.

Open Treasure is a new exhibition experience at the heart of Durham Cathedral. It allows visitors access to the monastic buildings and explores the history of Durham Cathedral and Christianity in the North East. Admission charges apply to Open Treasure and tickets are available on the Cathedral's website or at the Visitor Desk in the main Cathedral.

Please check opening times of the Cathedral on their website or ring before travelling as some services and events can limit access to the Cathedral.

Suitability for the Disabled: Partial. Parking: Limited disabled, public parking nearby. No Dogs: Guide dogs only.


Road Directions

By Road:
Nearest major road is A1(M). From the A1(M) take the A690 to Durham city centre. 3 new Park and Ride facilities within the city.

By Public Transport:
Nearest station is Durham Station. From the station go into the city centre and follow the signs for the cathedral or take the Cathedral bus (every 20 mins until 1730 - please ring for times 0870 608 2608).

The nearest railway station is Durham Station, which is 1.1 miles away.



  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering
  • Refreshments Available

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Cater for groups
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted


Opening Times

* Daily 7.30am-6pm (8pm Summer), with Services three times daily.
Open Treasure opening times 10.00am-5.00pm Monday-Saturday (last entry 4.00pm)
12.30pm-5.00pm Sunday (last entry 4.00pm)

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