Durham CathedralDurham Category Historic Sites
Durham Cathedral is one of the great buildings of Europe. Set grandly on a rocky promontory next to the Castle with the medieval city huddled below and the river sweeping round, the profile of the World Heritage Site is instantly recognisable to people travelling up and down the East Coast Main Line.
Why is this marvellous Cathedral here at all? Here is what we believe about its identity down the centuries and today, and how we as its living community understand our role as its guardians:
What this means you will discover as you browse this site. You are most welcome as our guest whether you come in person or visit us online. We hope that you glimpse something of what this holy and beautiful place stands for. We hope too that you enjoy sharing our life for a while and are inspired by what you find here.