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 cathedral is more than 1,000 years
old, and is the resting place of two of Britain's most important religious figures
- St Cuthbert and St Bede.
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.
Durham is one of the most complete
examples of Romanesque architecture in Europe.
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.