has been a place of worship, welcome and hospitality for almost a millennium. At the heart of the Durham UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Cathedral is cherished for its magnificent Romanesque architecture and is famous as the Shrine of St Cuthbert and the resting place of the Venerable Bede.
The Cathedral has the most intact surviving set of medieval monastic buildings in the British Isles, home to Open Treasure, a new world-class exhibition experience open from 23 July 2016. Durham Cathedral can be reached via the city centre or from many of the woodland footpaths and walks along the riverbanks of the River Wear.
Entry to the Cathedral Church and Cloister is free. Donations are very welcome to support the ongoing care of Durham Cathedral.