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:

  • Alist2502
    Sunderland, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 16th February 2019
    A must see wether your local or visiting. So much history. Have been here many times in my life but it’s always interesting to see. Read full review
  • ldeb1
    Trip Type:
    My visit to Durham and the Cathedral
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 17th February 2019
    My daughter Lara moved to Durham in March 2018 and I visited her from 14/12/18 till 30/12/18 . I arrived by trian from King's Cross round 16:00 and as we walked down to the bus station ,I looked up... Read full review
  • Voyager212
    London, UK
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    Beautiful and serene
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 17th February 2019
    A wonderful church, covering an enormous layout. Well arranged routes in and out preventing overcrowding at busy times. A must if you visit Durham. 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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