Take some time out of your schedule to visit Durham Cathedral – one of the best examples of Norman architecture in England. This stunning site has been in use for almost 1000 years. Explore this lovely UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the burial site of the famous 7th century European scholar, poet, scientist, and historian Bede and St. Cuthbert, regarded as the patron saint of Northern England. Regular services are held four times a day and some of the cathedral's main attractions include occasional concerts and recitals, as well as daily singing of choral services – including evensong. Enjoy a guided tour of the castle which serves as halls of residence for Durham University students during the school year. Go for a walk on the Palace Green between the castle and cathedral, and enjoy seasonal activity trails ideal for families. Grab a bite at the Courtyard Café in the Palace Green Library. Enjoy a cup of tea at the Undercroft restaurant and explore one of the beautiful exhibits.
For kids and the young at heart
Harry Potter fans of all ages will recognize the beautiful cloisters of Durham Cathedral, which served as Hogwarts' quadrangle in the films. In addition, check out the fun LEGO version of the cathedral in the foyer of the Undercroft.