Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral
The College






0191 386 4266

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Cathedral from the Riverbanks
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A UNESCO World Heritage Site with breathtaking Romanesque architecture, exquisite stained glass, the Shrine of St Cuthbert and the resting place of St Bede. Things to do include climbing the Cathedral Tower, guided tours and special exhibitions. The Cathedral is a busy community offering daily worship, serving the city and diocese of Durham and the North East region. It attracts visitors from all over the world. The Cathedral is open every day 7.30am to 6pm. Entry to the Cathedral Church is free with admission charges applicable to some exhibitions and the Cathedral Tower.

Venue Type:

Museum, Library, Gallery, Heritage site, Architecture centre, Garden, parklands or rural site, Sacred space

Opening hours

Everyday from 07.30 until 18.00

Closed: During services and special events, access may be restricted however visitors are welcome to join our congregations during regular services, please check the website before your visit.

Admission charges

Admission charges apply to some exhibitions and the Cathedral tower.

Additional info

The Undercroft Restaurant is open daily between 10.00 and 16.00 for light snacks, meals and refreshemnets.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Coins and Medals, Social History

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Photograph of Sunderland Bridge, Durham

Health Wallk

  • 24 September 2014 10-11am

Take a guided walk around the heritage woodlands and riverbanks of Durham City. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. The walk starts at the North Door of the Cathedral.

Participants will be asked to complete a short health questionnaire at the start of the walk and should note that some steps and short, steep inclines will be encountered along the route. The walk will last for approximately one hour.

There are also opportunities for those interested in becoming a trained walk leader. For more information contact events@durhamcathedral.co.uk.

Suitable for

  • Any age




Benedictine Week

  • 15 — 19 September 2014 *on now

Join us for our annual Benedictine week, an opportunity to explore in more depth the historical and living tradition of St Benedict, focusing on its expression at Durham Cathedral in the past and present.

B&B accommodation is available for those who require it at St Chad’s College, part of Durham University.

See www.durhamcathedral.co.uk for booking information or contact


The non-residential attendance fee is £230 per person (this includes lunches and dinners but excludes B&B). B&B accommodation is available at St Chad’s College priced £32 per person per night.

See www.durhamcathedral.co.uk for booking information or contact