Durham Cathedral

The long awaited re-opening of Durham Cathedral’s Central Tower is welcome news for visitors who have been waiting eagerly to climb the tower to enjoy the stunning unrivalled views across Durham City and beyond.

From 1 June 2019, the tower will once again be open to the public and visitors will be able to take on the challenging 325 step climb to the top of the tower to take in the stunning views for the first time in over three years. 

The £1.9m conservation project on the central tower finished in late 2018, with final masonry work and repairing the lead rood as well as the installation of the new viewing platform.

The project conserved and replaced weathered stone on the upper part of the central tower, completed entirely by the cathedral’s in-house team of stonemasons and ensured future generations will be able to enjoy the majestic Durham Cathedral. 

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  1. Add Durham Cathedral: The Vikings in Northumbria to your Itinerary

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    Exhibition

    Durham City

    This exhibition in Open Treasure, Durham Cathedral's award-winning museum experience, traces the history of Vikings in North East England. Telling of the devastating raids on Lindisfarne in 793 AD & how the Community of St Cuthbert searched for a…

    Dates

    From:
    11 June 2019to28 Sept 2019

    Indicative Availability

    Book Durham Cathedral: The Vikings in Northumbria Online (opens in a new window)

  2. Add St Cuthbert's Catholic Church to your Itinerary

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    Church / Chapel

    Durham

    St Cuthbert's Church is a Roman Catholic parish church in Durham, England. It was opened on 31 May 1827 to replace two previous chapels, one run by the secular clergy and the other by the Jesuits

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019Various Opening Times
  3. Add Durham Cathedral to your Itinerary

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    Cathedral / Minister

    Durham City

    Thought by many to be the finest example of Norman church architecture in England, with the tombs of St Cuthbert and The Venerable Bede. Please check opening times before travelling.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019Various Opening Times
    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019Various Opening Times
    From:
    22 July 2019to26 Aug 2019

    Awards

    • Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  4. Add Durham Cathedral Towers to your Itinerary

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    Tower

    Durham City

    The Cathedral's central tower reopens from Saturday 1 June, where visitors can conquer the 325 steps and enjoy unrivalled views over historic Durham City and surrounding countryside. Visitors can also get a close up look at the recently-completed…

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019Various Opening Times
    From:
    1 June 2019to31 Dec 2019Various Opening Times