We spent the Spring Bank Holiday in Durham which has some lovely old buildings combined with Greggs and Pound Shops. It is also over run with obnoxious students. But anyway, we only really had one day in Durham and spent the morning in the Cathedral. This is an impressive building from the 11 century and home to shrine of St Cuthbert. It has been expanded several times over the last few centuries and boyfriend was concerned that they’d never be able to fill it for the services. Still there were quite a few tourists like us wandering around.
You aren’t allowed to take photographs inside but you can get a glimps of the interior via this nice Lego reproduction on display in the gift shop. Yes there is a gift shop, and cafe, and toilets all of which are pointed out to you several times while you’re there. We also paid £7.50 each to look around the ‘Open Treasure’ exhibition. This houses various artifacts from the cathedrals history, as well as allowing you to see the old Monks dormitory and kitchen spaces. We spent a good few hours there before heading off for some lunch.