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Durham Cathedral

Address

NaveDurham Cathedral
The College
Durham, DH1 3EH

Travel information

Public transport

Durham Station is on the East Coast main line. The Cathedral Bus operates at regular intervals during the day between the bus and train stations to the Cathedral. See www.traveline.org to help plan your journey.

By car

Durham is situated east of the A1(M) and west of the A167.

Evening travel

Please note that city centre transport does not generally operate to the Cathedral in the evening. Taxis are available for those unable to take the short walk up the hill. There is very limited disabled parking at the top of the Durham Peninsula.

Parking

There is no general public parking close to the Cathedral.
Durham County Council operates a park & ride scheme during the daytime, and there are city centre car parks. Visit www.thisisdurham.com for information about the park & ride and for other useful information.

We have very limited parking behind the Cathedral which may be available to single vehicles displaying a disabled badge. We are unable to reserve the disabled parking and the space is available on a first come, first serve basis. On arrival, please contact the duty porter who will endeavour to accommodate people with disabilities.

Visitor Hours

The Cathedral is open for worship and private prayer between 7.30am and 9.30am Monday to Saturday; 7.45am and 12.30pm on Sunday.

The Cathedral is open to 6.00pm Monday to Saturday; and 5.30pm on Sunday.

The Cathedral is an active place of worship. Occasionally because of a special service or event full access to whole of the Cathedral may be restricted. Visitors are always welcome to attend services.

Admission

The Chapter of Durham is committed to free entry for all. Admission applies to the Cathedral Tower and guided tours. Donations are always welcome, and the suggested donation is £3 per person.

Admission applies to Open Treasure and guided tours.

Arranged visits

Guided Tours

Guided tours of the Cathedral take place two or three times a day and cost around ?5 per person. Tours last for approximately one hour and a quarter.

Groups

We are open to pre-booked groups on Monday to Saturday 9.30am ? 5.00pm, and on Sunday 1.00pm - 3.00pm.

Pre-booked groups of 12 or more people receive a range of exclusive benefits with a group rate of ?5.00 per person. Group packages are available for either a free-flow visit with a self-guide leaflet each in a variety of languages, or a guided tour of the Cathedral which lasts approximately an hour & a quarter.

Refreshment packages are available for groups. Evening group visits can also be arranged and can include private fine dining.

Email visits@durhamcathedral.co.uk for more information or visit www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/visit/group-visits

School Visits

We offer a variety of schools’ sessions, each focusing on a different aspect of the Cathedral, its history and life today.

School groups can be accommodated in our Education Centre. E-mail education@durhamcathedral.co.uk for more information or visit www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/learning

Worship

Times

Sunday Services

8.00am Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)
10.00am Matins (Book of Common Prayer)
11.15am Sung Eucharist (Common Worship)
3.30pm Evensong (Book of Common Prayer)

Weekday Services

7.30am Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer), Wednesdays only
8.45am Morning Prayer (Common Worship)
12.30pm Holy Communion (Common Worship)
5.15pm Evensong (Book of Common Prayer), Tuesday ? Saturday
5.15pm Evening Prayer (Book of Common Prayer), Monday
On Mondays often we welcome visiting choirs to sing Evensong, which replaces Evening Prayer.

Link

Worship page

Events

Events page

Amenities

    Undercroft Restaurant

    The Undercroft Restaurant is open 10.00am to 4.30pm every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday. A lunchtime menu is served between midday and 2.00pm.

    The Restaurant can also be used for private functions outside of usual opening hours, catering for a wide range of occasions with a variety of menus.

    Outdoor seating is available in the Monk’s Garden when the weather is fine.

    Cathedral Shop

    The Cathedral Shop is open 9.00am - 5.30pm from Monday to Saturday and 12.00 - 5.00pm on Sunday. The Shop offers a wide range of locally-sourced, bespoke gifts and is the most established theological book stockist in Northern England.

    Cathedral Library

    The Library is open from Monday to Friday, 9.30am - 4.45pm. It is closed on public holidays, for a fortnight at Christmas, for ten days at Easter, and exceptionally at other times.

    Access to the Library is from the South Cloister of the Cathedral, up a flight of stairs.

    Membership of the Library is free and available to the Cathedral Community, holders of a Durham University Campus card and the general public.

    We offer library tickets for local residents and clergy. We are happy to arrange appointments for visiting researchers who wish to consult the Library.

    Toilets

    Toilet facilities are located next to the Monk’s Garden, near the entrance to the Undercroft Restaurant.

Facilities for disabled

    Getting to the Cathedral

    The Cathedral is situated at the top of a steep hill. Durham City Shopmobility provides battery-operated scooters and a minibus service - contact 0191 386 8556 to find out more. Durham Cathedral Bus, under contract to Durham County Council, offers a ?hop-on, hop-off? service between the bus station, railway station and city centre every 20 minutes. For further information call traveline on 0871 200 2223 or www.traveline.info

    Parking

    There is no general public parking close to the Cathedral. We have very limited parking behind the Cathedral which may be available to single vehicles displaying a disabled badge. We are unable to reserve the disabled parking and the space is available on a first come, first serve basis. On arrival, please contact the duty porter who will endeavour to accommodate people with disabilities.

    Wheelchair users

    Access to the Cathedral is mostly via ramps. Access to the Cathedral Shop, Undercroft Restaurant and Toilets is by steps and a lift. There is a level route as well, that requires leaving the Cloister and following a route outside the main building.

    Within the Cathedral Church, the Chapel of Nine Altars, the Gregory Chapel and the Shrine of St Cuthbert have no ramps. We do have a stairclimber which can enable manual wheelchair users to visit these areas under the guidance of a Cathedral employee. Please contact us in advance if you wish to use the Stairclimber, so we can arrange for a trained person to be available.

    Those with impaired vision

    We have a touch centre close to the Information Desk at the West End of the Cathedral. A steward will be able to set it up and instruct on its use.

Further information

Contact

not available

Telephone number

+44 (0)191 386 4266

Email address

enquiries@durhamcathedral.co.uk

Facsimile number

not available

Website address

Durham Cathedral