Durham is one of the most famous cities in the North of England. Sitting under the fantastic Cathedral of Blessed Mary the
Virgin and St Cuthbert of Durham and the imposing Castle. This tour gives you a in depth introduction to this city which has grown around the shrine of its
Anglo-Saxon saint, St. Cuthbert. The Bishops of Durham were both church and military leaders defending the North of England from the Scottish threat. On
this tour will take you on a journey around the capital of the land of the Prince Bishops. We will take you through the Grand Romanesque Cathedral – often
described to be the greatest Cathedral in England - explaining the architecture and history of the building before showing you the Open Treasures where the treasures of the Bishop of Durham have been gathered and curated for you to discover. We will meet at Durham’s Train station at the beginning of this three and a half hour tour This tour includes entrance to Durham Cathedral and the Open Treasures. The tour start at either 9 am or 1 pm and requires pre-booking.
As a part of this tour we include a guided tour of Durham Cathedral and the Open Treasures
The open treasures are a selection of gifts and artifacts gathered by Durham cathedral over the last thousand years including items that belonged to St. Cuthbert himself - the Anglo-Saxon saint whose shrine the Cathedral is built around.
Walking shoes and all weather clothing. We also suggest a camera to take photos.
The Cathedral of Durham
The start point of the Durham Half Day Tour