Durham Cathedral: Viewpoint
Location:Durham City centre (accessed via Framwellgate Bridge)
Tel: 03000 262626
Most people are familiar with the famous view of Durham Cathedral from Prebends’ Bridge over the River Wear. This was a view which inspired the English Romantic artist J M W Turner (d. 1851) and the author Sir Walter Scott (d. 1832).
Far fewer people will have enjoyed an equally impressive view from South Street in the city centre. A short, steep climb up this lovely street is rewarded by an almost eye level view across the river gorge towards the magnificently proportioned west end of Durham Cathedral. All the power and glory of the Romanesque period in one photographic frame.