This full-day Durham City & Cathedral Tour takes you to beautiful but often overlooked city of Durham in the county that bears the same name. Once home to the powerful Bishop Princes, Durham is one of the most graceful cities in all of the U.K.
Your guide will meet you at your hotel and will drive you through the beautiful countryside to the gorgeous old city of Durham.
The city is dominated by the magnificent Durham Cathedral which dates from 1093 AD and is world renowned for being one of the finest pieces of Norman architecture in the world and one of the most fabulous religious buildings. Whilst there is much to see in the cathedral, don’t miss the chance to see the tomb of Saint Cuthbert. It was he who was teaching Christianity in Northumberland back in the 7th century. Or perhaps the Venerable Bede.
Across the courtyard from the cathedral is Durham castle. They both are UNESCO World Heritage monuments, it represents a great chance to visit two very different cultural buildings.
It is not just grand history however, Durham has some wonderful picturesque winding streets and a renowned covered market. Perhaps you might find yourself a bargain buy or find an old pub before we head back to the hotel.
Durham is one of my favourite cities, almost like a miniature version of York. You get to see a breathtaking view of it on the train to Newcastle but one thing you definitely can’t appreciate unless in Durham City itself, is the magnificent railway viaduct.
Standard Adult Prices per person excluding entry fees (child prices available upon request).
How to book the Durham City & Cathedral Tour
1 Adult = £300
2 Adults = £230
3 Adults = £190
4 Adults = £175
City Location: York – Durham
Duration of Tour: 6 hours
(Approximate times as all tours are bespoke)
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