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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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:

  • Traver10
    Keshena, Wisconsin
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Breath taking Cathedral
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 13th July 2019
    Just a stunning cathedral!! A must see. See the cloisters which was in the Harry Potter movie. Hard to believe this massive cathedral was built without any machinery. Read full review
  • Sa3ndyB
    Sunderland, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    College Visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 13th July 2019
    We enjoyed visiting Durham Cathedral with our college group. We decided to visit as we hadn't been back for some time. We thoroughly enjoyed looking around at the old architecture and visiting the... Read full review
  • WS_K_1997
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Remarkable attraction
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 14th July 2019
    If you visit Durham then a visit to its Cathedral is a must. Fantastic history and well worth a small donation to view and walk around inside. For Harry Potter fans, head to the Courtyard and Chapel... 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
2019 (22 July 2019 - 26 Aug 2019)
DayTimes

* The cathedral is normally open from 7.30am to 6pm, but is open until 8pm from 1-5 July and from 22 July to 26 August 2019. 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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