Durham City and its magnificent cathedral has been a place of pilgrimage over a millennium. And with its superb artisan food and drink scene, first-class galleries and award-winning museums, it’s not hard to see why visitors continue to flock to this is captivating historic city.
Durham’s skyline is one of the most stunning city panorama’s in Europe, and includes Durham Castle and iconic Durham Cathedral, recently named the UK’s number one landmark. Together they form Durham’s incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore ‘Open Treasure’ Durham Cathedral’s world-class visitor experience and discover over 2,000 years of history. Found inside previously unseen spaces within the cathedral cloister, which have been opened up to reveal some of the most intact surviving medieval monastic architecture in England.
Considered as one of the largest and finest examples of Norman architecture in England, and one of Europe’s greatest medieval buildings, Durham Cathedral, built in 1093 sits proudly overlooking the River Wear at the heart of Durham’s World Heritage Site.