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Welcome to Durham Cathedral

Take time for reflection and prayer, enjoy a family-friendly day out, and explore history on your doorstep.

Opening times

Durham Cathedral is open daily as a working church, pilgrimage destination, regional heritage icon and exciting day out.

Check our opening times

Service times

Worship with us at the cathedral or online.

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Meet Saint Bede this summer holidays

22 July to 3 September

Meet Saint Bede this summer through trails, workshops and experiences to find out more about the life and legacy of one of the North East's most famous saints.

See what's on

Durham Cathedral Museum

A unique experience telling the tales of the cathedral, leading you through the medieval monastery including the Great Kitchen and Monks' Dormitory. Step into over 1000 years of stories and see the remarkable treasures of St Cuthbert.

Explore the museum


We take the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults very seriously. Find out how to report a concern.

Learn more here

Climb 325 steps up the central tower

Enjoy amazing views over Durham City and the countryside beyond. Multiple climbs run every day, limited to 6 people per climb.

Book tickets online

Explore Durham Cathedral

Learn fascinating facts about Durham Cathedral, including the Shrine of St Cuthbert, Romanesque architecture and stained glass.

See inside the cathedral

Resources for prayer and worship

A range of online resources to guide your prayer and worship.

Discover our downloadable resources

Jobs at Durham Cathedral

Find and apply for the latest vacancies at the cathedral. 

See job adverts

Download our outdoor riverbank trails

Free family-friendly trails developed by local people to help you explore the woodlands and riverbanks surrounding Durham Cathedral. Trails on nature, history, pilgrimage, photography and geology.

Plan an outdoor adventure