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October 2019

DURHAM CATHEDRAL - CROOK HALL & GARDENS

Welcome to The Arts Society Hambleton
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 08:15

Autumn outing to the Cathedral and adjacent 13 century Hall & Gardens

Our Autumn outing will find us in the historic university town of Durham. The cathedral has been a place of worship for almost a millennium. The building is cherished for its magnificent Romanesque architecture and is famous as the Shrine of St Cuthbert and the resting place of the Venerable Bede. The Open Treasure experience is a new world-class exhibition giving journeys through the Cloistral buildings of the monk’s dormitory and great kitchen, with displays of the Cathedral’s incredible collections.

In the afternoon we will visit the historically unique Crook Hall & Gardens nestled by the river Dee. The 13th century hall is home to the Bell family. It is an exceptional building illustrating three major domestic architectural styles. The Hall is surrounded by beautiful English country gardens.