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Durham Half Day Tour

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  • 4 Hours
  • Grade: Moderate
  • From £60

Soak in the atmosphere of Durham’s famous medieval city, including its cathedral, ancient treasures and familiar locations from blockbuster movies.

Durham is one of the most famous cities in the North of England. Sitting under the fantastic Cathedral of St Cuthbert of Durham and the imposing Castle. This tour gives you an in-depth introduction to this city which has grown around the shrine of its Anglo-Saxon saint, St. Cuthbert. The Bishops of Durham were both church and military leaders defending the North of England from the Scottish threat.

We will take you through the Grand Romanesque Cathedral – often described to be the greatest Cathedral in England – explaining the architecture and history of the building before showing you the Open Treasures where the treasures of the Bishop of Durham have been gathered and curated for you to discover. 

This tour includes entrance to Durham Cathedral and the Open Treasures.

  • Transport to collect you from a pre-arranged location (approximately 9am) and return you after the tour
  • Entry to Bamburgh Castle and Lindisfarne Priory
  • Lunch is included in the price (excluding drinks). Feel free to bring additional food and drink with you on the tour.

Pickup & Drop Off

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

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The end of the tour will be at Durham Cathedral

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Departure Time

9am | 1pm

What to Bring

  • Clothing for any weather (this is England, after all!)
  • Shoes you’re comfortable walking in
  • A camera to capture photos of your favourite sights

Before you Come

  • We’ll need a mobile/cell phone number that we can contact you on in case of any last-minute changes on the day of your tour
  • Let us know if you have any disabilities within your group (e.g. wheelchair use, vision impairment) and we will make the necessary arrangements
  • Due to COVID-19 we ask all customers to maintain social distancing as per the United Kingdom Government guidelines.
  • We ask customers to wear a face covering inside buildings.
  • Your guide will not shake your hand during the tour for mutual safety.
  • For all other COVID-19 information please visit ‘Keeping you safe’

If you Need to Cancel

  • Customers will receive a full refund or credit with 24 hours notice of cancellation
  • Customers will also receive a full refund or credit in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances
  • Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation
  • No-shows will be charged the full price