Walk in the footsteps of Harry Potter at Durham Cathedral.
The popularity of Durham City has increased significantly with the interest of the historic, famous Norman cathedral. Many tourists are instantly attracted to the cathedral itself with its stunning architecture and breath-taking views of Durham river.
Durham Cathedral is a place of worship and hospitality. It is very popular among tourists who visit Durham from other regions of the UK and from other countries. The Norman pillars stretch up to an impressive 6.6 metres high and hold up the spectacular stone ceiling.
“The best cathedral on Planet Earth” – Author Bill Bryson.
Within the Cathedral itself there is many sights that captures the timeless beauty which is forever praised by tourists each and every time they visit. The Rose window lies above the Chapel of the Nine Alters which is a feast for the eyes of visitors of its incredible ample of colour and intricate detail.
So, any Harry Potter fans reading this?
Well, back in 2001 when Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone was being filmed, the Durham Cathedral played hosts to its film crew and young stars (Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson) were able to walk the halls and avoid potions master; Professor Severus Snape! The stars of the magical franchise were back in 2002 shooting parts of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 2004.
They used the wonderful cathedral was used for various interior and exterior shots of Hogwarts.
You and your friends are able to be a part of that magical experience by simply visiting the cathedral; with free entry. The magnificent stained-glass windows that shine beautifully in the spring/summer sunlight will keep any visitors in constant awe as they roam freely around the halls.
The large pillars that reach to impressive heights, and marble floors are enough to enchant anybody and make them feel that they are in a real-life Hogwarts.
The Durham Cathedral will forever hold a strong sense of peace as well as worship and religion. Go visit the Cathedral which is located The College, Durham DH1 3EH.
Enter a place of magic and historic beauty and allow yourself to soak up traditional English culture.
Durham Cathedral Website for visit dates and other important information: