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[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Durham Castle and Cathedral are a World Heritage Site in the County Durham, England. Durham Castle, now occupied by University College, Durham, since 1840, was originally built in the 11th century by the Normans to show their power in northern England. It stands on a hill above the River Wear, opposite Durham Cathedral.

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Durham Cathedral is the sear of the Anglican Bishop of Durham. The present cathedral was built in AD 1093. It stands across Palace Green from Durham Castle. Its central tower is 66 m (217 ft) tall. From it, one can catch a panoramic view of Durham. Within the cathedral are the relics of St Cuthbert and the remains of the Venerable Bede.


Durham Castle
Durham Castle
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Durham Castle and Cathedral was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 10th session of the World Heritage Committee in Paris, France, on 24 - 28 November, 1986.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 54 46 29 W 1 34 34 in Durham, England
Inscription Year: 1986
Type: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: II, IV, VI


Durham Cathedral
Durham Cathedral
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