Durham Cathedral reopens - how many steps does Durham Cathedral's tower have, height, ticket prices and bookings

Durham Cathedral has reopened to the public once more.

Tuesday, 18th May 2021, 1:24 pm

The magnificent Norman church has reopened to visitors in line with stage three of the Government’s easing of lockdown.

The Cathedral has been live steaming services and offering limited in person worship during lockdown, and was open for a short period each day for private prayer and quiet reflection.

How much does it cost to visit the Cathedral?

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Durham Cathedral has reopened to the public

Admission to the cathedral is free but visitors are asked to make a suggested donation of £5.

It currently costs £20 per minute to run the cathedral, of which £5 is spent on the daily upkeep of the cathedral and its precinct.

There are charges for tours, admission to the tower and the museum when it reopens.

What is the height of Durham Cathedral and how many steps does the tower have?

Durham Cathedral is 66m high and the tower has 350 steps.

Tickets to climb the tower cost £5.50 for adults and £2.50 for children aged between eight and 17. Under-eights are not permitted.

Tours are available at 10.20am, 11.05am, 11.50am, 12.35pm, 1.20pm, 2.05pm, and 2.30pm Monday to Saturday and 1pm, 1.45pm and 2.30pm on Sundays.

Groups can contain a maximum of six people. Masks and social distancing will be required.

Are guided tours available?

Guided tours of the building last around an hour and costs £7.50 per adult, £3.50 per child. Family tickets for two adults and two children cost £20.

Tours are currently available Monday to Saturday at 11am and 2pm. Times can change when there is a special service or event taking place.

How do I book?

There is no need to book to visit the Cathedral itself but anyone wishing to climb the tour or take a tour is advised to book, given the limit on numbers.

Book tickets in advance from the visitor desk on 0191 338 7178 or tickets can be bought on arrival.

Is everything open now?

The main building, cloister (as seen in the first two Harry Potter films); tower, shop, and Undercroft Restaurant are open.

Picnic lunches from the restaurant or from home can be enjoyed in the Monks’ Garden.

The Cathedral museum will reopen in Jun

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