Built in 1093 to house the shrine of St Cuthbert, Durham Cathedral is renowned for its magnificent Romanesque architecture and spectacular location at the heart of the Durham World Heritage Site. It is also the resting place of the venerable Bede. Highlights include the twelfth-century Galilee Chapel with its original medieval wall paintings, the towering sandstone pillars in the Nave, and the stunning Rose Window in the chapel of the Nine Altars. Don’t miss the medieval cloister, which featured in the first two Harry Potter films or the Western Undercroft, now home to the award-winning Cathedral Shop, Undercroft Restaurant and Durham Cathedral in LEGO. Durham Cathedral’s central tower – where visitors can conquer the 325 steps and enjoy unrivalled views ovehr historic Durham City and surrounding countryside.