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Durham Cathedral was built late 11th-  early 12th centuries to house relics of St Cuthbert(evangelizer of Northumbria)and the Venerable Bede. It attests to the importance of the early Benedictine monastic community and is the largest and finest example of Norman architecture in England. The innovative audacity of its vaulting foreshadowed Gothic architecture. Behind the cathedral stands the castle, an ancient Norman fortress which was residence of the prince-bishops of Durham.©Valerio Li…

Durham Cathedral was built late 11th- early 12th centuries to house relics of St Cuthbert(evangelizer of Northumbria)and the Venerable Bede. It attests to the importance of the early Benedictine monastic community and is the largest and finest example of Norman architecture in England. The innovative audacity of its vaulting foreshadowed Gothic architecture. Behind the cathedral stands the castle, an ancient Norman fortress which was residence of the prince-bishops of Durham.©Valerio Li…

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