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Durham Cathedral

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The Chapter Office
The College
Durham City
County Durham

Tel: +44 0191 386 4266

Add Durham Cathedral to your Itinerary

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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.


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  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

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Recent Reviews:

  • rlk2013
    Kerry, Ireland
    Trip Type:
    Just a taste of what Durham is about
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 25th September 2016
    We arrived late so obviously the cathedral was all locked up, but even so the area was well lit and as the sun was dipping it gave a real picture postcard quality. The area is stunning and the... Read full review
  • Pontevecchio
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solid Norman!
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 25th September 2016
    Everything about the cathedral is fantastic- the setting, the nave, it's as perfect as you can get. Sometimes you don't need words- this is one of them... Read full review
  • Gary W
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Look around the cathedral
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 24th September 2016
    Always like visiting Durham cathedral it is a spectacular building and always make a point of going in the DLI chapel where my grandfather is commemorated in the book of remembrance. Couldn't get... Read full review


Provider Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction


  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Loop for most of the Cathedral.
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Large print guide books and leaflets, touch and hearing centre.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - Designated parking limited so by prior arrangement
  • Ramp / Level Access - Not all areas are accessible to wheelchair users.
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Restaurant seating 80

Payment Methods

  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.Cathedral events have priority and on occasion there is only limited access to Cathedral.
  • Max group size - 100
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Event Venue
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Toilets

Opening Times

2016 (1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016)
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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