Durham Half Day Tour

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Durham Half Day Tour

This half day tour explores the history and treasures of Durham through an informative walking tour. Durham is one of the most famous cities in the north of England. Sitting under the fantastic Cathedral and the imposing Castle Durham architecturally is inspiring. While the peninsular of Durham has a long history of being inhabited the location became famous in 995 when the community of St. Cuthbert brought the body of the saint to Durham. From that point, it was the home of the powerful and influential Bishops of Durham. This tour includes entrance to Durham Cathedral and the Open Treasures. The open Treasures are a collection of artefacts gathered by the community of St. Cuthbert and the Bishops of Durham over the last thousand years and include the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon artefacts in northern England.  The tour has two possible start times at 9 am or 1 pm.


This tour is a whole day tour.  During the tour we will enter the Cathedral and the open treasures. All weather clothing will be required and walking shoes. The terrain can be steep and uneven this tour may be unsuitable for those who are recovering from injuries or do not feel comfortable on walks. If you have any other questions please do contact us.


The start of the tour will be from Durham Station which can be found on Station Approach.

Drop Off

The end of the tour will be at the Cathedral

Things To Bring

For the tour, Iles Tours always suggest that you dress warmly with waterproofs as the weather is always changeable. Please do bring a camera to capture moments on the tour.

Additional Info

Iles Tours would like to inform you that the terrain on the tour can be uneven and hilly due to Durham’s natural topography.

Cancellation Policy

Iles Tours operates a 24 hour cancellation policy. If you are unable to make a tour, please contact Iles Tours any cancellations on the day, will not be refunded.