Durham Cathedral is the greatest Norman building in England, perhaps even in Europe, and is one of Britain’s first World Heritage Sites. Those who climb the 325 steps to the tower can expect amazing views across the city. In Autumn 2021, the location hosted Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon installation, an incredible 7m diameter Moon globe suspended from the high vaulted ceiling.
Weather forecast for Durham (0.3 miles away) updated 04/12/23 at 20:00.
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
Best time to visit
The below chart shows when the skies will be at their darkest at this location and therefore the best time to visit. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing. See our dark sky calendar for more details.
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