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DURHAM and its dramatic cathedral, set within a narrow bend of the River Wear, has been the resting place of St Cuthbert since 995. His hallowed remains rendered Durham a place of pilgrimage for both the Saxons and the Normans, who began work on the present cathedral at the end of the eleventh century. The city centre is well worth a night or two, and while there are attractions other than the cathedral it's more the overall atmosphere that captivates, enhanced by the ever-present golden stone, slender bridges and glint of the river. Following the founding of the cathedral in the eleventh century, the bishops of …
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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 ...