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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.


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  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

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Recent Reviews:

  • Richard P
    Oxford, England, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Impressive and very interesting history
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 29th August 2016
    Well worth spending an hour or so exploring - and it's free. Across the road you can do brass rubbing in the museum too. Read full review
  • Diane B
    New South Wales, Australia
    Trip Type:
    Lovely cathedral,very friendly staff
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 28th August 2016
    Lovely cathedral. Cathedral built on a huge scale. It has wonderful stories of history wrapped around it and it was very oatmospheric. Disappointing the Dean has decided no photographs. Very friendly... Read full review
  • Stephen C
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    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 28th August 2016
    durham is not for the disabled I had a very bad time with hills and cobbeled streets I will not go again 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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Durham Cathedral: Woodlands and Riverbanks History Walk A chance to experience a walking tour of Durham Cathedral’s historic woodlands and riverbanks guided by an expert walk leader. The walk starts at the North Door of the Cathedral (the main entrance).
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Saturday, 10th December 2016 - Saturday, 10th December 2016

Durham Cathedral: Christmas With Cathedral ChoirEnjoy a festive concert of Christmas carols and seasonal music in a candlelit Cathedral. A chance to hear both the girl and the boy choristers sing together along with the gentlemen of the Choir.
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Durham Cathedral: An Evening with Anton Edelmann and Gerard BassetEnjoy an indulgent fine dining experience with the legendary Anton Edelman, Executive Chef and The Savoy Hotel’s Maitre Chef des Cuisines for over 20 years, and Gerard Basset OBE, Master of Wine and Master Sommelier.
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Tuesday, 13th September 2016 - Friday, 30th September 2016

Durham Cathedral: Exhibition of Artwork by Judy HurstVellum, poplar board, 24ct gold leaf, 18ct gold, and exotic wood with inlays are just some of the materials used to produce the work in this exhibition by local artist Judy Hurst.
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Friday, 2nd September 2016 - Friday, 28th October 2016

Durham Cathedral: Exhibition of Artwork by Stuart FisherFollowing the success of his book of paintings Mostly Durham, award-winning artist and designer Stuart Fisher launches his fifth exhibition of watercolour paintings in Durham Cathedral.
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Thursday, 1st September 2016 - Friday, 30th September 2016

Durham Cathedral: Inspired by Architecture - North East Region of the Embroiderers' GuildThe Guild is a national organisation divided into 11 regions. Members work in different techniques including traditional counted thread work, surface stitching, gold-work, beading, applique patchwork, quilting, and hand and machine embroidery.
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Wednesday, 31st August 2016 - Wednesday, 31st August 2016

Durham Cathedral: Organ Recital Series 2016Organ Recital Series Francesca Massey, Sub-Organist, Durham Cathedral Music by Bach, Reger, Franck and Wagner.
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Thursday, 1st September 2016 - Thursday, 1st September 2016

Durham Cathedral: Young Curators: Taster DayYoung Curators is an exciting group for young people aged 11-16. Are you interested in finding out how museums put on exhibitions and what happens behind the scenes?
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Wednesday, 31st August 2016 - Wednesday, 31st August 2016

Durham Cathedral: Family Fun - Print WorkshopLearn how to turn images of the Cathedral and riverbanks into prints. You will create cards and wrapping paper to take home. Suitable for children aged 3+
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Saturday, 3rd September 2016 - Saturday, 3rd September 2016

Durham Cathedral: Marvellous Medicine A chance to explore developments in medicine from the 16th Century onwards through Durham Cathedral's collection of early printed books, within the beautiful setting of the Refectory Library.
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Thursday, 8th September 2016 - Thursday, 8th September 2016

Durham Cathedral: Experimental Drawing At The Cathedral Explore the Cathedral through the midium of drawing. Work alongside artists and experienced art teachers to produce images in a variety of different styles.
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Saturday, 10th September 2016 - Saturday, 10th September 2016

Durham Cathedral: Heritage Open Day (Weather Permitting)The Cathedral is joining in Heritage Open Days organised by English Heritage. The allotment garden on the South Bailey, where the Cathedral grows flowers for display and cultivates plants for the Cathedral grounds, will be open to the public.
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