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Durham Cathedral Tours

From £5.00
Durham Cathedral
Palace Green
Durham City
County Durham

Tel: +44 0191 386 4266

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Durham Cathedral Tours

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Guided tour£5.00 per ticket type

Guided tours of the Cathedral take place two or three times a day and cost £5 per person (£4.50 children and concessions).


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Recent Reviews:

  • Derek L
    Trip Type:
    Lumiere. What a let down after high expectations engendered from our visit in 2015
    2 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 18th November 2017
    Whilst we were lucky with roadside parking and thought the guides were fantastic, with their guidance and knowledge, the 'exhibits' were a big disappointment. The exception was the riverside walk, if... Read full review
  • jeanann1485
    Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Dull and boring.
    1 of 5 stars
    Friday, 17th November 2017
    I visited Durham for the Lumiere 5 years ago and enjoyed it. The cathedral was especially beautiful and bearing this in mind I brought 17 adults to enjoy the show this year. What a let down. I do not... Read full review
  • Mike S
    Greater London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Historically amazing
    3 of 5 stars
    Friday, 17th November 2017
    Such a historic building and so much to see. It is a real shame that you are not allowed to take photographs inside, in years to come my memory of this cathedral will fade and I will not have a... Read full review



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Access Information

Opening Times

2017 (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

* Tours are available from Monday to Saturday, usually at 11.00am and 2.00pm with additional tours at 10.30am during the summer.
Please note, tours may occasionally be cancelled due to events and special services as we are a working church.

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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