The Cathedral Church of Christ, Blessed Mary the Virgin and St Cuthbert of Durham, usually known as Durham Cathedral and home of the Shrine of St Cuthbert, is a cathedral in the city of Durham.
Durham Cathedral was built in 1093 and is a Norman building in the Romanesque style. It was founded as a monastic cathedral built to house the shrine of St Cuthbert, replacing an earlier church constructed in his honour.
The cathedral is regarded as one of the finest examples of Norman architecture and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986 along with nearby Durham Castle.The Durham Cathedral and Castle WHS was one of the first to be designated, along with the India’s Taj Mahal and France’s Palace of Versailles.
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