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Durham Cathedral

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The Chapter Office
The College
Durham City
County Durham
DH1 3EH

Tel: +44 0191 386 4266

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Durham Cathedral

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Admission to the CathedralFree
Open Treasure: Adults£7.50 per ticket type

The Chapter of Durham is committed to providing free entry for all. When you visit, please donate as generously as you can so that free entry can remain. We suggest a donation of £3 per person.
Admission to Open Treasure: Adults: £7.50, children aged 5-18: £2.50

Awards

  • Regional and MiscellaneousTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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    855
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Recent Reviews:

  • Sue S
    Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Fantastic guided tour
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 27th May 2017
    We prebooked a guided our of the cathedral as we were travelling with a large group. The tour lasted about 75 minutes and our guide, Alex, was great at enlightening us with the history of the... Read full review
  • Eric V
    Barendrecht, The Netherlands
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Stunning house of worship
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 27th May 2017
    Magnificent religious temple in a beautiful setting makesDurham the place to be in UK's northern part. Read full review
  • boydy73
    Darlington, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Beautiful building
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 26th May 2017
    This is the most spectacular cathedral to see. Free admission and you can do a guided tour. Spectacular Windows, carvings and peaceful surroundings. Read full review

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Access Statement - Please see below

Access Information

Opening Times

2017 (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
DayTimes
Monday - Saturday09:30 - 18:00
Sunday09:30 - 17:30
Bank Holiday09:30 - 18:00

* The Cathedral is open for worship and private prayer between 0730 and 0930 Monday to Saturday; 0745 and 1230 on Sunday. Occasionally because of a special service or event full access to whole of the Cathedral may be restricted. Please contact the Cathedral Office if you wish to visit on a particular day, especially when travelling far.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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

Public Transport Directions

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 minutes until 1730 - please ring for times 0870 608 2608).

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