9 Altar sits in an enviable location under the shadows of Durham Cathedral, right on the riverbank
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9 Altars Cafe Durham City

9 Altars Café sits in the shadows of Durham City’s magnificent cathedral and it is from here that we got our unusual name...


“By the 1300s the east end of the cathedral was in a dangerous condition and a new chapel was planned by Bishop Richard Le Poor.


Construction eventually took place 1242 to 1274 and so many pilgrims wished to attend mass and to receive blessings each day, that nine altars were provided...

9 Altars Delicious food
Proprietor: Dawn Spence
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19a Silver Street • Durham City • DH1 3RB
Tel: 0191 374 1120
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