Durham Cathedral, and the Market Place

The centre of Durham is a hill almost entirely circled by the loop of the River Wear, topped by the Cathedral and the Castle, which dominate the town. These two give a pleasing skyline, and the whole town centre is given a harmoniousness by the widespread use of the local brown stone. This page notes sculpture in Durham Cathedral, and in the Market Place which forms the town square.

Durham Cathedral

As usual, we start with the 19th Century statues which are of most relevant to those visiting these pages. We may note the following: