Durham Cathedral has iconic status throughout the north-east of England, and deserves its reputation as being amongst the finest examples of Norman architecture remaining in Europe. Though a historic attraction, the Cathedral continues to hold regular services, but very rarely is visitor access unavailable. Entry is free though donations are welcome in order to keep the wonderful interior of Durham Cathedral open to the public. There are many aspects of this Cathedral that hold historical importance and public interest, the Shrine of St Cuthbert and the traditions of St Benedict being two examples, and the Cathedral's unique appearance has inspired many artists, being visible for miles around.
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|Admission:||Free - donations welcome|
|Child Friendly:||Children of all ages welcome|
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Cathedral tours for groups & individuals (charge applies), Gift & book shop, Most areas accessible (please check before arrival), No parking in immediate area, The Undercroft Restaurant
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Mon 20 Feb 2017 – Sat 10 Jun 2017
Monday 20 February - Saturday 10 June
An Open Treasure exhibition of the weird and wonderful beasts and monsters which have always fascinated people. From illustrations of lions and dragons in medieval manuscripts, to early printed books of natural history featuring sea serpents and wyverns and the ‘evidence’ proving the existence of such fantastic creatures as griffins and unicorns.
- Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-91854
Magna Carta and the Forest Charters
Mon 19 Jun 2017 – Sat 09 Sep 2017
19 June - Saturday 9 September
A unique opportunity to see Durham Cathedral’s Magna Carta, including the only surviving copy of the 1216 issue. These will be displayed alongside their associated Forest Charters, from 1217, 1225 and 1300. In the 800th anniversary year of the first Forest Charter to be issued, this group of documents will be displayed together for the first time.
- Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-91855
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