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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  • alec s
    New York City, New York
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    The finest example of Norman/Romanesque architecture in Europe
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 15th July 2018
    The Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin is an incredibly beautiful place located on a craggy hill above the River Weir. Perhaps one of the most commanding locations that a church could... Read full review
  • JFergo
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    stunning cathedral, what i saw of it....
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 15th July 2018
    a beautiful cathedral this, literally towering over the town, where it can be seen for miles around. Norman in design and built in the 11th century, this has to be one of the great cathedrals. some... Read full review
  • ScottishTemplar
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Incredible Cathedral
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 14th July 2018
    This is a stunning, historic and massive Cathedral. Free to enter and lots to admire in this beautiful place of worship. So much history. When we were here there was a service for Durham’s Miners... Read full review



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Access Information

Opening Times

2018 (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
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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