The Cathedral has stood on its current site as a place of prayer and pilgrimage for over 900 years. It contains the remains of Cuthbert, the 7th Century bishop of Lindisfarne. It also holds the tomb of Bede, the chronicler of Cuthbert's life and the first English historian.
The 13th Century section of the cathedral is the oldest, and boasts a huge slab of stone called the Frosterley marble which dates back 310 million years.
Coming up to date, the cathedral also features in several films including the Harry Potter movies.