Durham Cathedral Towers
Enjoy spectacular views of the historic city of Durham and the surrounding countryside by climbing the cathedral’s north west and central towers.
Make a climb up the towers, the high point of your visit to Durham Cathedral.
Visitors can conquer the 325 steps and enjoy unrivalled views over historic Durham City and surrounding countryside. Visitors can also get a close up look at the recently-completed restoration work after reopening June 2019.
The north west tower is a gentler climb at only 137 steps, and offers spectacular views over the world heritage site towards Durham Castle. It also offers the opportunity to get a closer look at the architectural detail of the central tower and the River Wear which curves around Durham City.
Please note towers are open subject to weather conditions.
To check when the tower is open contact the visitor desk, open Mondays to Saturdays 9.30am - 16:30 and Sunday 12.30pm - 16.30, by emailing email@example.com or 0191 338 7178
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult||£5.00 per ticket type|
|Child 8-17||£2.50 per ticket type|
Tickets are available from the visitor desk inside the Cathedral. To check the tower opening please call the visitor desk on 0191 338 7178, between 09.30 - 16:30 Mon to Sat and 12.30 - 16:30 on Sunday. Lines are busy during peak visitor times, so alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets for the central tower cannot be pre-booked or booked online. Tickets for the north-west tower cannot be booked online.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Certificate of Excellence 2019
- Very Good1195
- O3396AUkatedMount Waverley, AustraliaTrip Type:FamilySimply The BestTuesday, 14th January 2020I have to state a bias here, Durham is still the finest cathedral I have visited anywhere in England or overseas. The stunning location draws you in, then once you walk inside the incredible windows... Read full review
- 688alwynhThornbury, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesQuick VisitTuesday, 14th January 2020Very historic cathedral, home to St Cuthbert and Bede. Free to enter, you can pay if you wish and they do gift aid if you are a taxpayer. A lovely building with a huge amount of history. Staff were... Read full review
- deanr85St Albans, United KingdomA once magnificent experience now marred by bullying sales peopleFriday, 17th January 2020I have been visiting Durham Cathedral for the past 30 years as I used to live locally, and now visit when I visit family. This cathedral always was donation and there were donations boxes with... Read full review
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|North West Tower (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2020)|
|Friday - Saturday||10:30||- 10:30|
|Central Tower (1 June 2019 - 31 Dec 2020)|
|Monday - Saturday||10:00||- 16:00|