Guided tour

Durham: Half-Day City Tour

Activity provider: Iles Tours

Durham: Half-Day City Tour

Activity provider: Iles Tours

From US$ 85.45 per person

Discover the history of Durham on a half-day city tour. See the magnificent Romanesque Cathedral and the treasures of the Bishop of Durham with an experienced guide.

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Duration 4 hours
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  • Soak in the atmosphere of Durham’s famous medieval city
  • Explore the grand Romanesque Cathedral
  • Admire the treasures of the Bishop of Durham
Full description
Meet at Durham’s Train station at the beginning of this three and a half-hour tour. Go on a journey around the regional capital and discover more about its long history. Hear how the city was a valuable point of defence for the North of England in its battles against the Scots. Learn about its Anglo-Saxon and Norman origins, evidence of which can still be seen to the present day. This tour gives you an in-depth introduction to a city which has grown around the shrine of its Anglo-Saxon saint, St. Cuthbert. Make your way to the most famous site in the city, its Grand Romanesque Cathedral. This Cathedral is often described to be the most beautiful Cathedral in England. You guide will explain the features of its architecture and history. See the Open Treasures where the valuables of the Bishop of Durham have been gathered and curated for you to discover.
  • 4-hour guided tour
  • Entry to Durham Cathedral and the open treasures

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    Meeting point

    Your guide will meet you outside the front of Durham station. Please keep your mobile/cell on so your guide can contact you prior to the tour.

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    • Please contact the local partner about any disabilities your group may have, the tour can be customized suit your requirements

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