Described as ‘the best Cathedral on planet earth’ (Bill Bryson), Durham Cathedral forms part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site with breath-taking Romanesque architecture, exquisite stained glass, and the most complete set of surviving monastic buildings. Durham Cathedral has been a place of prayer and pilgrimage for more than a millennium. It houses the shrine of St Cuthbert, the 7th century Bishop of Lindisfarne; and the tomb of the Venerable Bede, author of the early 8th century The Ecclesiastical History of the English People, who is known as the The Father of English History.
Things to do include climbing the Cathedral Tower, guided tours, special exhibitions and family activities. The Cathedral sits high on the Durham Peninsula and can be reached via many of the woodland footpaths along the banks of the River Wear. It is a place of worship, welcome and hospitality and visitors are always welcome.
Latest news from Durham Cathedral
Durham Cathedral is transformed into an interactive and nocturnal art experience for the next
Silent poppy drops, the toll of our bells, an online quiet day for reflection, a light and
Many of our cathedrals are hosting artist Luke Jerram’s huge art installations this autumn
Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester visited Durham Cathedral this week to