Welcome to the World Heritage Site in Durham

Durham World Heritage Site


Durham World Heritage Site was inscribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO in 1986. Explore Durham Cathedral, one of Europe’s greatest medieval buildings, and the Shrine of St Cuthbert, one of England’s most revered saints. Discover Durham Castle, built 900 years ago to protect the English borders, and now the home of Durham Universitya world-class institution. Learn about our history as a state within a state. Join 600,000 visitors & pilgrims, and 12,000 students who call Durham home. Visit our collections, use our libraries, contribute to our research and our scholarship. Learn how we, the owners and custodians of this living, working site safeguard it for future generations.


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Events Diary

  • 28

    IAS Public Lecture - Extreme States of Matter: From Big Bang to the Lab

    Wed 28th Oct at 5.30pm
  • 4

    IAS Public Lecture - World Literature: Some Old and New Ideas

    Wed 4th Nov at 5.15pm
  • 25

    IAS Public Lecture - Apollo Lies Weeping: on the Broken Dreams of Gods and Infidels

    Wed 25th Nov at 5.30pm
  • 6

    Little Dragons Under 5s Group

    Wed 6th Jan at 10.00am
  • 13

    IAS Public Lecture - Common-lands, practices and local knowledge: an archaeological perspective to the inner social dimension of the landscape

    Wed 13th Jan at 5.00pm

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