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a Historic Building in the town of Durham, in the county of County Durham

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About Durham Cathedral

One of the finest buildings in the world. This huge cathedral which is third only to Canterbury and York in ecclesiastical significance but excelling them in architectural splendour. The original rib vaulted church which was completed in 1133 took 40 years to build. The cathedral owes its origin to the monks of Lindisfarne who in AD875 fled from Viking attacks, taking the coffin of St Cuthbert with them. They finally settled at the easily defended site where the Cathedral now stands and built the White Church where Cuthbert's remains were eventually laid to rest in AD980. The founder of the present cathedral was a norman named William de St Carileph who was Bishop of Durham between 1081 and 1096. He was determined to build a church to replace the small white church on the scale, splendor and style he had seen being built in France and in 1093 the foundations were laid for what would turn out to be a creation of the finest example of Norman architecture in the whole of Europe. Durham Cathedral houses many fine treasures and is also home to two of the greatest figures of the Christian church in England - St Cuthbert (AD635-687), the shepherd saint of Northumbria, and the Venerable Bede (AD673-735), Britain's first historian.

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