We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.

Durham University


Durham Cathedral and Castle – a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Situated in the heart of the City, Durham World Heritage Site contains the Cathedral and Castle, both inspiring places to explore.

To most people the finest example of Norman architecture, Durham Cathedral is the burial place of St Cuthbert and the founder of European scholarship, the Venerable Bede. The

Castle, originally built in the 11th century, is now home to the oldest of Durham University’s colleges. The Cathedral and Castle are both open to the public, with guided tours available.

There is also a Visitor Centre which provides more information about the World Heritage Site.

The North East is home to many more castles, more than any other English region. Highlights include Lindisfarne Castle,situated on the spectacular Holy Island, Raby Castle and Binchester Roman Fort.