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Welcome to Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral

Celebrated, together with Durham Castle as one of Britain's first World Heritage Sites, the Durham Cathedral is one of the finest examples of a Norman building in England. An icon of northeast England, the Cathedral was voted as the nation's best-loved building in a nationwide BBC poll held in 2001. Renowned for its immense architecture, ancient history and deep religious roots the Cathedral is a must see for any visitor to Durham. Guided tours are conducted daily, check the website for times.

Information & Facts

Palace Green
Entry is free, although donations are requested. There are small charges for viewing the treasury, Monks' Dormitory and The Tower
English is the official language, though visitors will be astonished by the variety of regional accents.

The currency is the pound (GBP), which is divided into 100 pence. ATMs are available in all towns and Visa, MasterCard and American Express are widely accepted; visitors with other cards should check with their credit card companies in advance. Foreign currency can be exchanged at bureaux de change and large hotels, however better exchange rates are likely to be found at banks. Travellers cheques are accepted in all areas frequented by tourists; they are best taken in Pounds Sterling to avoid additional charges.

Opening Times
Daily, except during special services and events
Local time in the United Kingdom is GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).
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