To provide you with the best experience, cookies are used on this site. Find out more here.

Allow cookies

Durham Cathedral Tours

From £5.00
Durham Cathedral
Palace Green
Durham City
County Durham

Tel: +44 0191 386 4266

Add Durham Cathedral Tours to your Itinerary

Durham Cathedral Tours

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Guided tour£5.00 per ticket type

Guided tours of the Cathedral take place two or three times a day and cost £5 per person (£4.50 children and concessions).


  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
  • Very Good
  • Average
  • Poor
  • Terrible

Recent Reviews:

  • webbpi
    Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Great historical building
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 20th February 2017
    A historical building of characture that you really shouldn't miss. Great stained glass windows, and history abounds. Take time and wander through history... Read full review
  • Sanandceddy
    Trip Type:
    Utterly disappointed by attitude
    1 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 19th February 2017
    We have visited many churches and cathedrals both in U.K. and abroad It is the first time we have ever (very sternly) been told do not take pictures ! I can't really understand this attitude, people... Read full review
  • MickandAl
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    number 1 must see local attraction
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 19th February 2017
    never fails to fascinate and amaze, we visit regularly and always take friends and family to tour the cathedral, cloisters and grounds when they come to stay, a photographers dream backdrop! Read full review



  • Access Statement - Please see below


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Restaurant seating 80

Access Information

Opening Times

2017 (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

* Tours are available from Monday to Saturday, usually at 11.00am and 2.00pm with additional tours at 10.30am during the summer.
Please note, tours may occasionally be cancelled due to events and special services as we are a working church.

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).

You May Also Like...

Durham CityDurham City, Durham CityA beautiful city with winding cobbled streets packed with history, culture and stunning architecture. Guarded by the River Wear, Durham City with its dramatic skyline never fails to impress.

Sunday, 2nd July 2017 - Monday, 20th November 2017

Durham Cathedral - The Butte de Warlencourt Battlefield CrossesFollowing the Battle of the Somme, three battlefield crosses were erected on top of a chalk hill called the Butte de Warlencourt. They were made in memory of the soldiers of the 6th, 8th and 9th Battalions Durham Light Infantry who had died there in November 1916.
more info

Wednesday, 1st November 2017 - Wednesday, 22nd November 2017

Durham Cathedral - Places of Pilgrimage – An Exhibition of the Artwork of Ian Scott MassieFrom traditional pilgrimage sites such as Durham and Canterbury to the landscapes of Yorkshire, Ian Scott Massie seeks to portray what draws people to places of pilgrimage, reflecting the character and personality of these places through his artwork.
more info

Sunday, 1st January 2017 - Sunday, 31st December 2017

Durham Cathedral: Ten Minute TalkCome along to our new series of ‘Ten Minute Talks’ in Open Treasure. Each week you can find out more about the extraordinary and unusual objects on display, and still have time for lunch!
more info

Friday, 14th April 2017 - Friday, 14th April 2017

Special Service - The Liturgy of Good Friday at Durham CathedralDurham Cathedral - Special Service: The Liturgy of Good FridayAt the centre of Good Friday is the Cross. In this service its meaning is brought home to us in three ways.
more info

Sunday, 9th April 2017 - Sunday, 16th April 2017

Durham Cathedral, Durham CityDurham Cathedral - Holy Week RetreatHoly Week and Easter are the climax of the Church’s liturgical year as we celebrate the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
more info

Sunday, 16th April 2017 - Sunday, 16th April 2017

Easter Day Services at Durham CathedralDurham Cathedral - Easter Day ServicesEaster Day services at Durham Cathedral.
more info

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

Durham Cathedral - Special Services: Ash WednesdayOur Lenten journey begins as Palm crosses from Palm Sunday of the previous year are burnt, and their remaining ashes are blessed. The sign of the cross is made on our foreheads using the ashes at services throughout the day, for those who wish.
more info

Thursday, 2nd March 2017 - Thursday, 2nd March 2017

Durham Cathedral - Special Service: 'Talking Jesus' - Bishops in Mission 2017 Opening ServiceThe Archbishop of York John Sentamu, The Bishop of Durham Paul Butler, and the Bishops of the Northern Province will join with their Diocesan Mission Teams in visiting the Diocese of Durham between Thursday 2 March and Sunday 5 March as the seek to help churches and communities across our diocese...
more info

Sunday, 5th March 2017 - Sunday, 5th March 2017

Durham Cathedral - Special Service: 'Talking Jesus' - Bishops in Mission 2017 Closing ServiceThis special service will mark the end of the weekend of mission work across the Diocese of Durham undertaken by Archbishop of York John Sentamu, Bishop of Durham Paul Butler, the Bishops of the Northern Province and their Mission Teams.
more info

Friday, 10th March 2017 - Friday, 10th March 2017

Durham Cathedral, Durham CityDurham Cathedral: Piano Recital by Venera BojkovaVenera Bojkova joins Durham Cathedral Choir Association for a piano recital, followed by a reception in the Chapter House. Tickets £15 from or by writing to: The Secretary, The DCCA, The Cathedral Office, Durham
more info

Saturday, 11th March 2017 - Saturday, 11th March 2017

Durham Cathedral - Benedictine DayDurham Cathedral was a Benedictine monastery for over four hundred years and its buildings embody that way of life. This introductory study day will provide an overview of the Benedictine tradition as lived in the Cathedral in the past, include a visit to some of the monastic buildings and will...
more info

Saturday, 11th March 2017 - Saturday, 11th March 2017

Durham University Choral Society and Palatinate Orchestra Concert Durham University Choral Society invites you to its biggest concert of the year. The Choral Society will be joined for this performance by Durham University Palatinate Orchestra, and conducted by Adam Laughton.
more info

Sunday, 12th March 2017 - Sunday, 12th March 2017

Durham Cathedral - Special Service: 'Free To Be'We explore the wonderfully numerous and evocative spaces of Durham Cathedral at night when the Cathedral has a very special atmosphere. As the title ‘Free to be’ suggests, those who come are free to use the Cathedral’s spaces for prayer, meditation and personal worship. At 8.30pm, the evening will...
more info

Sunday, 19th March 2017 - Sunday, 19th March 2017

St Cuthbert Festival - Special Service: 'Stations of the Cross'This year, because of the timing of Easter, the Stations of the Cross Falls within the Cathedral's St Cuthbert Festival. Sung by Durham Cathedral Choir.
more info

Monday, 20th March 2017 - Monday, 20th March 2017

St Cuthbert Festival - Special Service: St Cuthbert's Day Festal Evensong and ProcessionThis joyous service commemorating the life of St Cuthbert includes the Lucernarium (the blessing of the light), and the offering of incense. The service concludes with a procession to the Feretory where the choir will sing the late John Tavener’s work, Ikon of St Cuthbert of Lindisfarne, written...
more info

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

Durham Cathedral - Special Service: Sung Eucharist on the Feast of the Annunciation of Our Lord to the Blessed Virgin MaryThe Cathedral community celebrates the announcement of the Angel Gabriel to the Blessed Virgin Mary that she will conceive Jesus Christ, with Sung Eucharist, at which incense is offered.
more info

Saturday, 20th May 2017 - Saturday, 20th May 2017

Mozart Requiem and Solemn VespersDurham Choral Society, Orchestra and soloists will perform: Mozart Requiem Mass in D Minor (K626). Gala booking office, Millennium Place Durham; 03000 266600 or online
more info

Saturday, 18th March 2017 - Saturday, 18th March 2017

St Cuthbert Festival - St Cuthbert's Day Walk and ProcessionThe walk is guided and is eight miles long. Please wear sturdy footwear and dress appropriately for the weather. For more information or to reserve a place please contact
more info

Saturday, 18th March 2017 - Saturday, 18th March 2017

St Cuthbert Festival - Durham CathedralJoin us for a variety of events in celebration of St Cuthbert, including free tours of the Cathedral and stonemason demonstrations.  Enjoy a special offer of 2 for 1 admission to Open Treasure, where there will be an array of special gallery talks throughout the day.
more info

What's Nearby

  1. Thought by many to be the finest example of Norman church architecture in England, with...

    0 miles away
  2. Local history museum housed in historic church near cathedral. Tells the story of Durham...

    0.08 miles away
  3. Living on the Hills - 10,000 years of Durham. This permanent exhibition uses objects from...

    0.1 miles away
  1. Palace Green Library, in the heart of Durham city, holds Durham University's outstanding...

    0.1 miles away
  2. Durham Castle is part of the Durham City World Heritage Site. Entrance by guided tour...

    0.14 miles away
  3. Durham City Historic Grade II Town Hall.

    0.25 miles away
  4. City centre park with breath-taking views from the battlements of Durham Castle,...

    0.56 miles away
  5. Medieval hall with Jacobean drawing room, turret and gallery, set in 4 acres of gardens,...

    0.6 miles away
  6. The only museum in northern England dedicated to the art and archaeology of North Africa...

    0.69 miles away
  7. Set in countryside and mature woodland. Plant collections from North America, Himalayas...

    0.7 miles away
  8. Discover a world of family adventures at Adventure Valley, the North East’s biggest...

    2.83 miles away
  9. The very extensive remains of a 13thC priory, founded on the site of a retired pirate's...

    3.4 miles away
  10. Ushaw College is a former Catholic seminary set in beautiful Durham Countryside with...

    3.5 miles away
  11. Fun Adventure Farm. Woodland trails and adventure activities for all the family. Farm...

    4.92 miles away
  12. Historic parkland with resident deer, ornamental lake, children's playground and Grade II...

    5.14 miles away
  13. With a choice of outdoor or indoor activities to keep kids of all ages happy, Mini Moos...

    5.39 miles away
Previous Next

Search What's Nearby

Product Type
Within miles