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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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

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  • Terrible
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Recent Reviews:

  • quetze
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Magnificent
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 18th September 2018
    A beautiful space. A very friendly welcome. Lots of information. Glorious windows such peace and tranquility. Excellent extra facilities, catering, toilets etc. Also a must see is the fabulous Lego... Read full review
  • toko_1965
    Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    History History
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 18th September 2018
    Walking through the cathedral and it's history makes you wonder how long it took to make it. The fact that convicts took asylum there for 7 days before they got deported. The Archbishop giving the... Read full review
  • ACKER49
    Maidenhead, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Visit if you haven't
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 18th September 2018
    Every time I visit Durham I spend time in the cathedral. It offers impressive architecture, centuries of history and quite contemplation. Sit quietly at the grave of St Cuthbert, read the Roll of... Read full review

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Access Statement - Please see below

Access Information

Opening Times

2018 (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
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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