Durham School is one the country’s oldest and can trace its origins back to the monastic communities of Lindesfarne and Iona. The view of Durham City from the Chapel is well worth the 98 steps.

Durham School Chapel was completed and dedicated in 1926 as a memorial to the 104 Old Dunelmians who died in conflict during World War I. The names of these individuals, along with the names of those who died in World War II are inscribed on the pillars in the nave of the Chapel. Although a place of memorial, the Chapel is a very positive and peaceful space. It sits atop Chapel Hill and commands a unique view of the Cathedral.

Durham is one of the country’s oldest schools and can trace its origins back to the monastic communities of Lindisfarne and Iona. It was refounded in 1414 by Bishop Thomas Langley and moved to its current site in 1844. A modern coeducational day/boarding school, Durham School is home to over 600 pupils aged 3-18. Visits to the School must be by prior arrangement by emailing events@durhamschool.co.uk.

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