Durham Cathedral

Cathedral Office
Durham City
County Durham

Tel: +44 0191 386 4266

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Durham Cathedral riverside in Autumn


  • Regional and MiscellaneousTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016
  • Regional and MiscellaneousBBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2017 Heritage Site of the Year BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2017 Heritage Site of the Year 2017
  • Regional and MiscellaneousHudsons Heritage Awards 2017 Best Innovation Winner Hudsons Heritage Awards 2017 Best Innovation Winner 2017
  • Regional and MiscellaneousMuseum and Heritage Awards 2017 Volunteers Makers Museum and Heritage Awards 2017 Volunteers Makers 2017
  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021




  • Access Statement - Most of the Cathedral is accessible, however as an historic building there are some uneven floors and certain areas are limited. Wheelchairs are available on request. Assistance dogs welcome. If you need any extra help or advice please let us know in advance.


  • Groups: Lunch Catered For - On site Undercroft Restaurant on individual basis Prior’s Hall for private group catering. On-Site shop – Cathedral Shop. Dietary requirements catered for.

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking Offsite - There is free coach parking at the City Coach Park (Postcode DH1 1SQ) as there is no parking at the Cathedral, and no coach access. Durham County Council provide a public Cathedral Bus Shuttle Service from the Coach Park and the Market Place to the Cathedral. An all-day ticket can be purchased on board. For timetable information please see www.durham.gov.uk

Provider Facilities

  • Groups: Max Group Size - 200
  • Groups: Min Group Size - Minimum group 10 - subject to discussion.

Travel & Trade

  • Groups: Average Length of Visit - 1-2 hours.
  • Groups: Booking Essential
  • Groups: Concessions for Coach Driver, Group Organiser, Tour Guide or Group Supervisor(s)
  • Groups: Discounts Available - Discounted packages and bespoke arrangements. Discounted entry to Open Treasure Museum.

Access Information

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

* Groups are requested to pre-book, Group Visiting Times: Monday–Saturday Cathedral 0930-1700/Open Treasure 1000-1700; Sunday – Cathedral 1300-1500/Open Treasure 1230-1700.
The group rate is £5 pp for 12 or more people for either a free-flow visit or a guided visit, or £10 pp for a discounted joint ticket for the Cathedral & Open Treasure. Smaller groups can be arranged to suit as required. Selected activities, focus tours and behind the scenes for additional supplement.

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