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The Way of Light – Bitesize Walk One

Durham Cathedral

Stunning Stained Glass, a World Heritage Site and Beautiful Riverbank Walks.    

Distance: 1-2 miles  

Start: Durham Cathedral, Durham City (public bus, train, car or bike)

Route: Durham Cathedral – Durham City riverbanks – Prebends Bridge – Framwellgate Bridge.

Finish: Durham Cathedral

In a nutshell

As a “Beacon of the North” Durham Cathedral sheds light on the craftsmanship of the past and present. Its windows glow in sunlight but the stories illustrated in the stained glass disappear in the darkness of night to re-emerge the next day simply because of light. Choose a favourite from thought-provoking contemporary window designs and compare and contrast to the more traditional designs.

Escape Durham’s busy city streets and climb to the top of the Cathedral tower to enjoy ever more beautiful views across the city and beyond.

Of all the seasons, early Spring and Autumn bring particular delights along Durham City’s riverbanks. Stroll through a perfect 18th century Picturesque landscape framed by the city’s stone bridges whilst admiring views of Cathedral and Castle which provided inspiration to writers and artists down the centuries.   

Why not visit:

  • Durham City Church Trail  
  • Durham Town Hall

Product Information

  1. Durham Town Hall

    Durham City

    Contact Details:

    Market Place
    Durham City
    County Durham
    DH1 3NJ


    +44 03000 267955
  2. Durham Castle

    Durham City

    Contact Details:

    Durham University
    Palace Green
    Durham City
    County Durham
    DH1 3RW


    +44 0191 334 2932
  3. Durham Cathedral

    Durham City

    Contact Details:

    The Cathedral Office
    The College
    Durham City
    County Durham
    DH1 3EH


    +44 0191 338 7178

Itinerary Distances

FromToDistance * (metric)
Durham Town Hall (54.77703,-1.5756)Durham Castle (54.77552,-1.57679)0.17
Durham Castle (54.77552,-1.57679)Durham Cathedral (54.77347,-1.57647)0.21
Total Distance *0.37 miles
Estimated Journey Time1 minutes

* Approximate distance by road