Durham Cathedral

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The Chapter Office
The College
Durham City
County Durham

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


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Recent Reviews:

  • Angie K
    Hornsea, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 21st May 2019
    Beautifully preserved. Went on a Sunday so was able to witness a service. Although photographs are not permitted at this time. Was a wonderful atmosphere. Read full review
  • Peter e
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Durham cathedral
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 21st May 2019
    One of the best , great place to stop off at on a visit to the north east . Very large and important in UK history , not admission fee and the usual gift shop etc A real gem of a place with great... Read full review
  • JEHHM83
    Durham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Walks in Durham
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 21st May 2019
    I absolutely love Durham cathedral, it is magnificent yet tranquil. Everything about this place is amazing, you feel like you've gone back in time. The surroundings are simply beautiful too. Please... Read full review



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Access Information

Opening Times

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