Durham Cathedral

Located 10 minutes drive south of the City of Newcastle, Durham Cathedral is a cathedral in the city of Durham, England, the seat of the Anglican Bishop of Durham. The Bishopric dates from 995, with the present cathedral being founded in AD 1093. The cathedral is regarded as one of the finest examples of Norman architecture and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with nearby Durham Castle, which faces it across Palace Green.

 

In 1996, the Great Western Doorway was the setting for Bill Viola's movie The Messenger and Interior views of the Cathedral were featured in the 1998 film Elizabeth

 

Saint Cuthbert's tomb lies at the East in the Feretory and was once an elaborate monument of cream marble and gold. It remains a place of pilgrimage with many believing their prayers being answered at this ancient site, as well as miraculous healing.

 

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