Durham Cathedral reopens cloister, restaurant and shop


Durham Cathedral has allowed the public to visit the Undercroft restaurant, shop and visit the medieval cloister, known for its appearance in the Harry potter films.

The reopening spaces are accessible between 12pm- 4pm daily via a one-way system to help reduce the spread of coronavirus.

Dean of Durham, the Very Reverend Andrew Tremlett said: “ Since March, a lot of work has gone into making these spaces Covid- secure, and the team are poised to welcome the public back”.

Visitors are asked to wear a face covering and keep two metres apart from staff and other visitors.

As well as regular cleaning, hand sanitizing stations will be situated around the world heritage site. 

The interior of the cathedral will be open from 10am-4pm on Monday to Saturday, and 1pm-4pm on Sundays, with cleaning taking place between 12pm-1pm.

On Durham Cathedral’s website, visitors are warned that they may be required to queue outside because fewer people will be allowed to visit the premises at one time.

The library, central tower and public tours remain closed.

Image: Durham Cathedral website

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