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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral, founded in AD 1093, is one of the oldest and most famous in England.

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The original Cathedral was designed and also built under William of St. Carilef, who is now buried in the Cathedral, but since then major reconstructions and additions to the building have taken place.

Durham Cathedral.
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Durham Cathedral sits almost at the very top of the city, above the River Wear, and the central tower stands at 217 feet (66 metres).

The Cathedral is still very much in use and daily Church of England services are held there, which often incorporate performances from the Durham Cathedral Choir.

Durham Cathedral.
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The Cathedral is by far Durham's most popular tourist attraction, followed by Durham Castle, and has even been featured in the Harry Potter films as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. In those films there is a spire that has been digitally added onto one of the Cathedral's famous towers.

Durham Cathedral.
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