10 Facts about Durham Cathedral

Tuesday, January 31st 2017. | Buildings


Facts about Durham Cathedral allow you to learn more about the famous building located in the city of Durham, England. The Anglican Bishop of Durham is seated here. This cathedral houses the Shrine of St Cuthbert. The building is often called as the cathedral church of Christ, Blessed Mary the Virgin and St Cuthbert of Durham.  It was made in Norman architectural design. The Durham Castle and Durham Cathedral are designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Let us check other interesting facts about Durham Cathedral below:

Facts about Durham Cathedral 1: the White Church

The White Church was dated back in 10th century where it was replaced by the present day Durham Cathedral.

Facts about Durham Cathedral 2: the important features inside the cathedral

The remaining parts of the Venerable Bede, the head of St Oswald of Northumbria and relics of St Cuthbert are the important features housed in the cathedral.

Durham Cathedral Pic

Durham Cathedral Pic

Facts about Durham Cathedral 3:  the library

Durham Cathedral has a library, which houses three copies of Magna Carta, earlier printed books monastic accounts.

Facts about Durham Cathedral 4: the power of bishop

Bishop earned two kinds of power. Both were the religious and military power from 1080 until 19th century.  Find facts about Durham here.

Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral

Facts about Durham Cathedral 5: the Bishop of Durham

The residence for the Bishop of Durham was located at Durham Castle. In the hierarchy of English Church, the Bishop of Durham’ seat was considered as the fourth most important one.

Facts about Durham Cathedral 6: the activities in Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral has its own choir who sings every single day except on Mondays. Moreover, they will sing during the holiday.  The cathedral has the daily services. Find facts about Durban here.

Durham Cathedral Old

Durham Cathedral Old

Facts about Durham Cathedral 7: the importance of the cathedral

The cathedral earns an important status in Durham for it hosts the daily religious services and a major tourism object in the city.

Facts about Durham Cathedral 8: the central tower

The surrounding area of Durham Cathedral is very beautiful.  If you want to enjoy the view, you may reach the central tower of the cathedral. It has the height of 66 meter or 217 feet.

Facts about Durham Cathedral

Facts about Durham Cathedral

Facts about Durham Cathedral 9: as a makeshift prison

The prisoners of war from Scotland were imprisoned inside the Durham Cathedral by Oliver Cromwell after the Battle of Dunbar, which took place on September 3, 1650.

Facts about Durham Cathedral 10: the cathedral in popular culture

Are you a fan of Harry Potter? Do you know that Harry Potter movies feature the Hogwarts School depicted by Durham Cathedral.

Durham Cathedral Inside

Durham Cathedral Inside

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