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The Prince Bishops

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3557
  • 8 Hours
  • Grade: Moderate
  • From £192.50

Discover the mighty Prince Bishops

Explore the fortresses of the most powerful northern lords in the Middle Ages.

The Prince Bishops of Durham were incredibly powerful lords and religious leaders in the North of England during the Middle Ages. They wielded the power of both secular lords and medieval bishops – being able to rival monarchs at points in their power. It often joked during the Middle Ages that there were two kings in England – one sat in London wearing a crown while the other sat in Durham wearing a mitre.

During this tour, we will explore the UNESCO world heritage site, Durham Cathedral. From there we will have lunch before proceeding to Auckland Castle – now famous for the internationally acclaimed Auckland Project. Here you will explore Auckland Castle and the Faith Museum, telling the story of Christianity in the British Isles.

Pickup & Drop Off

We offer the option for transport to collect you from a pre-arranged location (approximately 9am) and return you after the tour.

Departure Time

9am

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’
  • We ask customers to wear a face covering inside buildings.
  • Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is cancelled, you will not be entitled to a refund.

If you Need to Cancel

  • More than 3 days before a booked tour: we’ll provide a full refund
  • Less than 3 days before a booked tour: we’ll charge a 50% cancellation fee
  • Less than 1 day before a booked tour: we’ll charge a 100% cancellation fee
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