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2. Durham Cathedral

Top 10 ten places to visit in North East England - Durham and County Durham

Durham Cathedral

Like Hadrian's Wall and the Angel of the North, Durham Cathedral is an icon of north-east England, and is beautifully sited on a peninsula of land within a loop of the River Wear. Begun in 1093, it was largely completed within 40 years and is the only Cathedral in England to have retained nearly all of it's Norman craftsmanship.
 
Durham Cathedral contains the remains of Cuthbert, the 7th Century bishop of Lindisfarne, and the tomb of Bede, the chronicler of Cuthbert's life and the first English historian.

Durham Cathedral Address:
Cathedral Green
Durham 
DH1 3EH 
England, UK

Durham Cathedral Opening Times:
Open for worship on Sundays 7.45am - 12.30pm and from Monday- Saturday from 7.30am t- 9.30am
Open for general sightseeing until 5.00pm on Sunday and until 6.15pm Monday-Saturday
During the summer the Cathedral remains open until 8.00pm

Durham Cathedral Admission:
Free (£4.00 donation suggested)

The Undercroft Restaurant
T  +44 (0)191 386 3721

SPCK Book and Gift Shop
T  +44 (0)191 386 2972

T  +44 (0)191 386 4266
 

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