Durham – The Prince Bishop’s Fortress

Durham Cathedral stands impressive and mighty on the rocky outcrop it is built upon.  Built over forty years, Durham is often a contender for the most beautiful church in the British Isles.  Following a tour of Durham and the Cathedral, we will enter the Open Treasures – a museum showing the treasures of the Cathedral as well as Durham Castle. The Museum of Archaeology beside the cathedral also has an extensive collection of North East history.  There are a number of lunch options in Durham city and you will be able to enjoy some free time before we proceed to Urshaw Collage in County Durham, a former Catholic seminary, to see this mostly unchanged seminary in the North East.

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Welcome to Durham. We will introduce you to this historic city and show you how it has been shaped by history! The Tour will cover Durham from its earliest history and include its Golden age of the Medieval Bishops of Durham through to the modern day. This tour is one of the best ways to see Durham during a visit to the North East. Discover the open treasure and Urshaw collage.


The start of the tour will be from Durham Station on the day

Drop Off

The end of the tour will be at Urshaw Collage

Things To Bring

For the tour, we 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.


Locations that will be seen as a part of the tour are: Durham’s medieval core, Durham Cathedral, Durham Castle, The Museum of Archaeology and Urshaw collage.

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 operate a 24-hour cancellation policy. If you are unable to make a tour, please contact Iles Tours within 24 hours of a tour being scheduled and we will refund your purchase. Any Cancellations on the day, will sadly not be refunded.