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Durham Cathedral

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The Chapter Office
The College
Durham City
County Durham

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 Treasures: Adults: £7.50, children aged 5-18: £2.50


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Recent Reviews:

  • FBM09
    Durham, United Kingdom
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 28th March 2017
    One of the most incredible buildings I have ever seen. Best viewed from the train on the way in to durham from the south. Just before you pull into Durham Station. Try and climb the cathedral and... Read full review
  • Graeme H
    Durham, England, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Our Land of The Prince Bishops
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 27th March 2017
    Imagine you are in County Durham wondering what there is to see; Come along to the City, take walk by the River Wear, float in rowing boats with me. Visit Durham Cathedral, standing Majestically... Read full review
  • Gordon0504
    Newmarket, United Kingdom
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    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 27th March 2017
    A really great Cathedral and so nice not to have to pay to enter. A pity the tower was closed for restoration work, but if in Durham this is a must see. Read full review



  • Access Statement - Please see below


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Restaurant seating 80

Access Information

Opening Times

2017 (1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2017)
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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