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

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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:

  • David W
    Chesterfield, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Durham Cathedral
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 22nd March 2019
    Whether you are religious or not visiting the Cathedral is a must when in Durham. The architecture and history is amazing. Read full review
  • Gr8Br10
    Exeter, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    A treasure trove
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 23rd March 2019
    A treasure trove of information and things to look at. We are not religious but happily pay a donation whether required to or not, when visiting these places and grave yards too, because of the... Read full review
  • 686chrise
    Filey, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 23rd March 2019
    About 200 years older than York Minster and towering over the city - stand on the green and enjoy the surroundings before you enter - the history seeps out of the stone blocks - Well worth a visit 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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