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Churches & Cathedrals in Co Durham & Teesside

Heritage sites also including abbeys, religious monuments in Co Durham & Teesside...

Co Durham & Teesside Cathedrals, Historic Churches, Abbeys

Durham Cathedral

Durham City    Tel: 0191 386 4266

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A magnificent Norman cathedral, founded in 1093, the shrine of St. Cuthbert and a focus of Christian worship in the Diocese of Durham.

The cathedral and the castle are a World Heritage Site.

Visitors can also see Open Treasure, a new world-class visitor experience located at the heart of the Cathedral’s medieval monastic buildings including the Monks’ Dormitory and Great Kitchen

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Escomb Church

Escomb Village, near Bishop Auckland     Tel: 01388 662265

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Saxon church dating from 7th century and built of stone from Binchester Roman Fort. Now restored, it is one of the finest examples of early Christian architecture in northern Europe.

Open summer 9.00-20.00; winter 9.00-16.00.

Guided tours by arrangement with the Tourist Secretary; key available from 22 Saxon Green, Escomb.

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Egglestone Abbey

near Barnard Castle
Tel: 0191 261 1585      E-mail:

Ruined 12th century abbey in a picturesque setting above the River Tees. Close to the abbey is a fine example of a Medieval pack horse bridge. Open at all times during daylight hours.

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Finchale Priory

4 miles north of Durham City
Tel: 0191 386 3828 or  0191 269 1200    E-mail:

13th century Benedictine Priory which served as a holiday retreat for monks from Durham. There are considerable remains of the church and monastery buildings in an attractive riverside setting.

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