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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 Treasures: 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

Awards

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

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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    3561
  • Very Good
    802
  • Average
    100
  • Poor
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  • Terrible
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Recent Reviews:

  • Chris T
    Durham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    They welcome all.
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 24th February 2017
    Unlike York Minster, who like to keep out the riff raff by using exorbitant admission charges,Durham Cathedral welcomes everyone with free admission & voluntary donations. I believe this is the best... Read full review
  • KANickeas
    Durham, United Kingdom
    Historic Location near the centre of an amazing city.
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 23rd February 2017
    Durham Cathedral should be considered a jewel for England. It's history is rich and diverse. While there may not be anything to interest those who are into specticales, for someone like myself who... Read full review
  • hillfarm101
    Woodbridge, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Amazing
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 23rd February 2017
    Very interesting place to visit, even on a very windy day in February when it was covered in scaffolding. Read full review

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Access Statement - Please see below

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant - Restaurant seating 80

Access Information

Opening Times

2017 (1 Jan 2016 - 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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Sunday, 1st January 2017 - Sunday, 31st December 2017

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Wednesday, 1st March 2017 - Wednesday, 1st March 2017

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Saturday, 25th March 2017 - Saturday, 25th March 2017

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