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Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral

North Bailey, Durham, County Durham, DH1 3EH

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.


Durham Cathedral is a private location and is only accessible out of normal hours for stargazing by prior arrangement or when public events are scheduled.

Weather forecast

  • 18/08/22

    19° 11%
  • 18/08/22

    18° 45%
  • 19/08/22

    15° 4%
  • 19/08/22

    13° 0%

Weather forecast for Durham (0.3 miles away) updated 18/08/22 at 20:00.




Events nearby

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  • Cygnus Observatory public open evening

    Thursday 18th August 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Cygnus Observatory at Washington Wetland Centre, Washington, NE38 8LE (9.5 miles away)

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  • Solar Observing at the Dairy Barn

    Sunday 21st August 2022 from 13:00pm to 16:00pm

    The Dairy Barn at High House Farm, Crook, DL15 8AN (8.6 miles away)

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  • Cygnus Observatory public open evening

    Sunday 21st August 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Cygnus Observatory at Washington Wetland Centre, Washington, NE38 8LE (9.5 miles away)

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  • Cygnus Observatory public open evening

    Sunday 21st August 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Cygnus Observatory at Washington Wetland Centre, Washington, NE38 8LE (9.5 miles away)

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  • Cygnus Observatory public open evening

    Thursday 25th August 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Cygnus Observatory at Washington Wetland Centre, Washington, NE38 8LE (9.5 miles away)

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Stay and gaze nearby

  • Carr’s Farm Bunk House

    Wear Bank, Wolsingham, County Durham, DL3 3BQ (13.6 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • The Byre at Woodside Farm

    Folly Top, Eggleston, County Durham, DL12 0DW (20.1 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Doe Park Caravan Site

    Cotherstone, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 9UQ, North East (21.1 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Owl Cottage – Teesdale

    Middleton in Teesdale, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 0RN (22.5 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Brewers Cottage – Hexham

    Leafields, Ordley, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 1SX (23.0 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • The High Force Hotel

    Alston Road, Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham, DL12 0XH (25.5 miles away)

    Go Stargazing Site, Stay & Gaze

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