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Durham Cathedral

Durham, England, United Kingdom

About Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral is a stunning cathedral dominating the town of Durham in Northern England and offering superb views to those willing (and able) to climb up the 300+ steps to the top of the tower.

Inside Durham Cathedral, there is a great deal of interest, including tombs of St Cuthbert and the Venerable Bede. Most of Durham Cathedral was built during the 11th and 12th Centuries, with the towers being added a little later (13th C). The central tower of Durham Cathedral was damaged by fire and was rebuilt in the 15th Century.

There are still monastic buildings including cloisters and a dormitory (now a library). There is also a museum (Treasury Museum) which houses relics of St Cuthbert and a collection of illuminated manuscripts.