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Discover the hidden history of Durham Cathedral with one of our regular guided tours.

How much is a guided tour?

It costs £5 per person, £4.50 concessions and £2.50 for children.

Combination ticket

Enjoy access to Open Treasure and a guided tour for just £10 when you upgrade your Open Treasure ticket at the Visitor Desk.


How long is a guided tour?

Tours last for approximately one hour.

What times are the tours?

Tours are usually available from Monday to Saturday, at 10.30am, 11am and 2pm - though times can change when there is a special service or event taking place.

Where can I buy tickets?

You can buy tickets from the Visitor Desk at the West End of the Cathedral on the day of your visit.

Opening times and accessibility

We are a working church so tours may occasionally be cancelled due to events and special services.

Not all areas are fully accessible and our tours do go into these parts of the building. Please take a look at the Accessibility page for more details.

Make a climb up Durham Cathedral's towers the high point of your visit

Climb the central tower or north west tower for the best views over the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Durham City and the surrounding countryside. Admission charges apply. Children must be 8 years+

Read more about climbing the towers