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Sign: Durham - World Heritage Site - Durham Cathedral

The College, Durham DH1 3EQ, UK
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On the sign:
[The logo of Durham Cathedral]

The Cathedral Church of Christ, Blessed Mary the Virgin and St Cuthbert of Durham

Welcome to Durham Cathedral

For more than 1000 years people have worshipped God on this site. Originally a monastic cathedral, the present building dates back from 1093. We welcome all who come, be it from our local community or around the world. We invite you to journey as a pilgrim and explore this ancient and living centre of faith.

Durham Cathedral is a community that explores faith through prayer and worship, and is the seat of the Bishop of Durham. We invite you to join us in worship and use this space for prayer and reflection.

Regular Services:
[Service hours]

Occasionally service times change because of special services or events.

For the most up-to-date information visit our website:

[The logo of Durham Cathedral]

Branding logo of Durham: this is durham place of light
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The cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of Durham, it was built in 1093 and in 1986 it was declared a World Heritage Site.

The cathedral was photographed on the same day by the same photographer Click for a larger image

Another sign from the other side of the cathedral gate:
The Cathedral Church of Christ, Blessed Mary the Virgin and St Cuthbert of Durham

Welcome to Durham Cathedral

We hope you enjoy your visit to this unique place: the shrine of St Cuthbert, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and place of worship, welcome and hospitality for almost 1000 years.

It costs £200,000 per week to run the Cathedral. As a charitable organisation without regular government funding, your donations and purchases help us to maintain the cathedral’s historic buildings, grounds and riverbanks for the enjoyment of everyone.

Voluntary Donation

We ask all who visit to donate £5 if they are able. Each donation supports one minute of conservation and maintenance of this magnificent place. Thank you.

Explore Durham Cathedral Museum

Join a tour of the museum and discover the hidden histories of our remarkable collections through permanent and temporary exhibitions, set within some of the UK’s most intact medieval monastic buildings.

£12.50 Adults, £4.50 Children, £27.50 Family

Cathedral Tours

Discover the fascinating history, stories and people of Durham Cathedral with one of our experienced guides.

£7.50 Adults, £3.50 Children

Cathedral Tower

Climb the central tower’s 325 steps and enjoy fabulous views of Durham City and beyond.

£5.50 Adults, £2.50 Children

Visit the Medieval Undercroft

Enjoy delicious homemade food in the Undercroft Restaurant and explore the Cathedral Shop for locally- sourced, bespoke gifts and souvenirs.

For the most up-to-date information visit our website:
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