Durham Cathedral was built in the late 11th and early 12th centuries to house the relics of St Cuthbert (evangelizer of ... More
Durham Castle and Cathedral
Durham Cathedral was built in the late 11th and early 12th centuries to house the relics of St Cuthbert (evangelizer of Northumbria) and the Venerable Bede. It attests to the importance of the early Benedictine monastic community and is the largest and finest example of Norman architecture in England. The innovative audacity of its vaulting foreshadowed Gothic architecture. Behind the cathedral stands the castle, an ancient Norman fortress which was the residence of the prince-bishops of Durham.
The site of the castle and the cathedral is one of the best in the world. During the summer, the castle, which is the home Durham University, does B&B. We can recommend it highly.
The Cathedral is one of the finest in the UK, and my favorite. IF you collect castles and cathedrals, Durham should not be missed!
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