Durham Cathedral

Local nameDurham Cathedral
LocationDurham, England, UK

The Cathedral Church of Christ, Blessed Mary the Virgin and St Cuthbert of Durham, commonly known as Durham Cathedral and home of the Shrine of St Cuthbert, is a cathedral in the city of Durham, England. It is the seat of the Bishop of Durham, the fourth-ranked bishop in the Church of England hierarchy. The present cathedral was begun in 1093, replacing the Saxon 'White Church', and is regarded as one of the finest examples of Norman architecture in Europe. In 1986 the cathedral and Durham Castle were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Durham Cathedral holds the relics of Saint Cuthbert, transported to Durham by Lindisfarne monks in the ninth century, the head of Saint Oswald of Northumbria, and the remains of the Venerable Bede. In addition, its library contains one of the most complete sets of early printed books in England, the pre-Dissolution monastic accounts, and three copies of Magna Carta.

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Opening hours

Mon - Sat: 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sun: 7:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Free entry.

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durham_Cathedral

Official website http://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/

Twitter https://twitter.com/durhamcathedral

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/durhamcathedral

Email enquiries@durhamcathedral.co.uk

Phone +44 191 386 4266

Address The College, DH13EH Durham, UK

Coordinates 54°46'24.008" N -1°34'35.61" E

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