Durham Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral Church of Christ, Blessed Mary the Virgin and St Cuthbert of Durham, is located in the Durham City high above the scenic river Wear. The Cathedral is an example of the Norman Architecture and has been designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The Cathedral was founded in 1093 AD but many parts of the building are comparatively new dating back to the 15th century.
This is the Northern side of the Cathedral, which faces the Palace Green. From here the entire Northern face of the Cathedral is visible. On the West of the Cathedral,there is a deep gorge. Here you can see my friends posing for pictures.
The Great Central Tower of the Cathedral, built in the 15th Century, contains detailing in Gothic styles. The atmosphere is further emphasized by the centuries old graves in the front.
These are the West Towers built over a deep gorge. The archway towards the centre of the photograph is the main visitor's entrance.
St. Cuthbert's Cross on the in the Front of the Northern Face of the Cathedral.
The Vistor's Entrance and Great Tower. Photography is not allowed inside the Cathedral. In case you want to see what is inside, you can go through the Cathedral Website at http://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/introduction/gallery. There are some stunning stained glass paintings embedded in magnificient arches made mostly in Gothic and Romaneque styles.
These are the cloisters where you can find a restaurant, a collection of St. Cuthbert's treasures and an audio-visual show about St. Cuthbert's Life.
The Cloisters from the inside.
A picture of the Central Tower shot from the cloisters. Notice the plane in the sky, represents a contrast between the classic architecture and the contemporary..
The Western Towers from one of the arches of the Cloisters.