Durham Cathedral

 

Since the building of the first, wooden church here in 995 to house the relics of St Cuthbert, Durham Cathedral has been a centre of pilgrimage.  As well as housing the remains of St Oswald, King of Northumbria,  the Venerable Bede and many others, it is here that the public can see a fascimile of The Lindisfarne Gospels as well as many ancient books of value, including several copies of Magna Carta. The Gospel of St Cuthbert also shares its time between here and The British Library. To learn more, read here