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Durham - The Cathedral and Old City

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1 day (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English

Description

History-steeped Durham sits just north of York, and offers up cobbled streets crowned by UNESCO-protected Durham Cathedral and Castle. Getting there by yourself means a hire car or train— both leaving... More
History-steeped Durham sits just north of York, and offers up cobbled streets crowned by UNESCO-protected Durham Cathedral and Castle. Getting there by yourself means a hire car or train— both leaving you without a guide to help you fully appreciate the old city’s sights. This private tour closes all the gaps: providing easy transport, a time-efficient itinerary that covers the must-sees, and a guide for important context and insight.

Highlights

  • Discover the old city of Durham on a private day trip from York
  • Get the most from a visit without parking or train hassles, and with a guide
  • Explore the medieval castle, old town, and soaring 12th-century cathedral
  • Hear history you’d otherwise miss, and relax with hotel pickup and drop-off

What To Expect

Summary

This full-day private tour from York takes you out of Yorkshire to the neighbouring country and beautiful city of Durham.  Once home to the powerful Bishop Princes, Durham is one of the most graceful... More
This full-day private tour from York takes you out of Yorkshire to the neighbouring country and beautiful city of Durham.  Once home to the powerful Bishop Princes, Durham is one of the most graceful cities in all of the U.K.

Your guide will meet you at your hotel and will take you on the relatively short but scenic drive through Yorkshire to the old
... More
This full-day private tour from York takes you out of Yorkshire to the neighbouring country and beautiful city of Durham.  Once home to the powerful Bishop Princes, Durham is one of the most graceful cities in all of the U.K.

Your guide will meet you at your hotel and will take you on the relatively short but scenic drive through Yorkshire to the old city of Durham.

The city is dominated by the magnificent Durham Cathedral which dates from 1093 AD and is world renowned for being one of the finest pieces of Norman architecture in the world and one of the most fabulous religious buildings.   Whilst there is much to see in the cathedral, don’t miss the chance to see the tomb of Saint Cuthbert who was teaching Christianity in Northumberland back in the 7th century.

Across the courtyard from the cathedral is Durham castle and as they both are UNESCO World Heritage monuments, it represents a great chance to visit two very different cultural buildings.

It is not just grand history however, Durham has some wonderful picturesque winding streets and a renowned covered market.  Perhaps you might find yourself a bargain buy or find an old pub which you might want to eat in before heading back to York.

What's Included

Driver/guide
Local guide
Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Private tour
Food and drinks

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Your hotel or mutually convenient location.

Departure Time

9am

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Product code: 8607P19

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