Durham Cathedral

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

Tel: +44 0191 386 4266

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Durham Cathedral

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Admission to the CathedralFree
Open Treasure: Adults£7.50 per ticket type

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. We suggest a donation of £3 per person.
Admission to Open Treasure: Adults: £7.50, children aged 5-18: £2.50

Awards

  • Regional and MiscellaneousTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016

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Recent Reviews:

  • christineeskilds2018
    Lanchester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Durham cathedral
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 19th February 2019
    Amazing Cathedral and the link to Harry Potter makes it magical for the children especially the secret door. Nice cafe and gift shop. Light a candle while you are there and gaze at the stained glass... Read full review
  • Claire A
    Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Breathtaking!!!
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 19th February 2019
    Beautiful Durham Cathedral. The Evensong service made us cry it was so wonderful it was overwhelming! The voices of angels, outstanding choir. A must visit! Read full review
  • johntE1965HY
    Durham Cathedral
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 21st February 2019
    If you like magnificent buildings and remarkable architecture then Durham Cathedral will impress. Admission is FREE but there are tours etc for which a fee is charged. The cafe is great both in its... Read full review

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Access Statement - Please see below

Access Information

Opening Times

2019 (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Saturday09:30 - 18:00
Sunday09:30 - 17:30
Bank Holiday09:30 - 18:00
2019 (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
DayTimes
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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