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Enjoy a fascinating visit to this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Welcome to Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral is one of Europe's finest Romanesque cathedrals, perching high on the wooded peninsula of Durham City overlooking the River Wear. Built as the Shrine of St Cuthbert and also the burial place of the Venerable Bede, Durham Cathedral is unforgettably part of the cultural and religious history of the North East of England. Maybe you'll admire our ground-breaking Norman architecture, and relax in the serene Cloisters, or maybe you'll enjoy spotting the parts of the cathedral using in blockbuster films including Harry Potter and Avengers: Endgame. 

Whatever the reason for your visit to Durham Cathedral, we pride ourselves on our warm welcome, a tradition stretching back to our foundation as a Benedictine monastery in 995. Watch the video on the right for a taste of what makes Durham Cathedral so unique, and explore the links below to find out everything you need to know ahead of your visit.

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Visitors approach the Visitor's Desk

Answers to your questions

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