Durham Cathedral sits within the great loop of the River Wear as it meanders through this great medieval city. It is at this point that the River Wear takes a remarkable curve which almost isolates the central part of the city on which the cathedral and castle stand.
The site was largely chosen for its fantastic natural defensive qualities. The sandstone of the cathedral is in perfect balance with the natural landscape, also largely made up of the same stone.
Once inside the cathedral, visitors can admire the awe-inspiring architecture and examine the massive stone columns, which themselves are made up of a variety of stones.